Director of Manufacturing
Posted on 9/11/2023
Challenge Manufacturing

1,001-5,000 employees

Leading supplier of complex assemblies and engineered metal formed product
Kansas City, MO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Ten or more years of experience with a minimum of five years of automotive management experience in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 manufacturing environment
  • Multi-Plant experience
  • Metal Stamping and/or Robotic Welding experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Automated MIG and Spot Welding, Projection welding, assembly, SPR, adhesive, sealer, and other body in white applications
  • Work on closing open issues with build shops before cell buy off and hand off to manufacturing facility
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project) required
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Has high standards of performance for self
  • Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes
  • Self-motivated and driven performer
  • Maintains positive relationships by constructively resolving conflicts
  • Uses feedback from others to continuously improve performance and work relationships
  • Moves within own and/or other work areas (flexes) to support plant flow
  • Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers
  • Excellent communication, follow-thru, interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Full understanding of automotive PPAP and APQP Standards
  • Overnight travel will be required and will vary based on operational needs
  • Direct Plant Managers in the preparation and implementation of operating plans and strategies consistent with key metrics
  • Implement strong Lean Manufacturing systems and promote the methodologies usage in operations
  • Plan the use of facilities, equipment, and personnel to meet current and future manufacturing requirements, including department budgets and guidelines, plant layout and improvement and capital expenditure programs
  • Improve financial performance through waste reduction, cost reduction, and cost improvement plans
  • Collaborate with leaders of other functional areas to develop and drive cross-functional improvement initiatives
  • Ensure operational compliance with applicable regulations issued by OSHA, EPA, EEOC and other Federal, State and local regulatory agencies, in addition to application certification issue for ISO 14001 and TS1694