Plant Manager in Crestline, OH at Vitro

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

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Job Description

As a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass, Vitro Automotive Glass has grown as a market leader because of our skilled and motivated team. We are looking for innovative and results-oriented people who want to contribute and make our company better. As a Tier 1 Supplier, we engineer products to meet the rigorous safety and aesthetic standards of the automobile industry. 

This position is responsible for the safe and profitable operation of a manufacturing plant which fabricates glass for the automotive industry. This position also oversees all aspects of operations in accordance with established budgets and focus on operational excellence, bottom-line profitability, and employee and customer satisfaction.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide the leadership, guidance and resources to achieve and maintain plant compliance with all aspects of Vitro Automotive’s Environmental, Health and Safety requirements to ensure a safe and healthy work environment that prevents work-related accidents, illnesses and/or injuries.
  • Utilize planning, control and Just-in-Time (JIT) concepts to ensure products are manufactured in time to meet forecasted demands.
  • Maximize bottom-line profitability of the plant, using available tools and metrics to acquire and maintain profitable growth and efficient management of costs.
  • Approve local capital expenditure requests up to $50,000 and recommend approval of larger authorizations to the VP, Manufacturing in order to continuously upgrade plant equipment/facilities to meet current and future business demands.
  • Develop, maintain and motivate the staff to produce a product that conforms to customer requirements at minimum cost in order to achieve excellent customer satisfaction and meet profitability objectives.
  • Utilize Lean, Six Sigma concepts, 5S and good housekeeping practices to ensure efficient flow and minimum waste.
  • Champion cost control to ensure plant spending remains at or below established budget levels.
  • Create and cultivate an engaged workforce.   

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field required; MBA preferred
  • 5 Years Engineering, Business Management or related experience required
  • Experience in Automotive Glass Manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Experience in a key leadership role in a manufacturing environment is required with a proven leadership track record

Job Related skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and strong background Operational Excellence with foundational elements: Lean, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement is required
  • Experience with acquisition, retention and development of the human resources required to optimize the effectiveness of plant operations
  • Demonstrated commitment to driving organizational engagement
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills; exceptional executive presence
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills; proven ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability in technical, engineering, financial and human resources aspects of a manufacturing operation.  Success in multiple locations preferred
  • Knowledge and ability to ensure a safe and environmentally sound workplace
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel

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