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General Director


El Salto, JAL, MX, 45680

Req ID 27748

We are looking to hire a General Director to join our team in the principal Division C plant, at El Salto, Jalisco.


  • Assure and ensure appropriate assets (manpower, equipment / infrastructure and materials) of the plant are available and deployed to deliver the required and agreed operational performance and new product introduction.
  • Lead, manage, coach, mentor, find and develop plant leadership team with passion to ensure that a diverse result/process and problem solving-orientated organization is in place and is cascaded throughout the plant by empowerment, clear accountability and compliance.
  • Drive the organization in achieving agreed operational performance/budgets, ensuring the achievement of Daily (SFM Process), Weekly, Monthly (BCC process), Quarterly and Annual (OP/SP) Plant Targets of: Safety Performance, Quality Performance, Internal and External Customer Delivery Performance, Production Volumes, Manufacturing Costs, Productivity, Working Capital, Profit, Cash, Production KPIs and the “6 Vital Few” (LTAR,OPV,ITR, PPP, OEE, FCP) and long-term business objectives based on ZF OP/SP.
  • Drives and fosters an environment of continuous improvement, ensures that there is a long-term vision for the plant supported by a detailed plant roadmap following the “ZF PS Way” with a clear correlation between action and results, following Div/Corp Strategy.
  • Based on the ZF planning cycles, the plant manager will construct the Plant OP/SP and resource / infra-structure plan with their superior.
  • Ensure that customers and Unions internally and externally are fully understood and that reliable relationships are established and maintained to the mutual benefit of both parties.
  • Ensuring that legal entity complies with local laws, Group-Directives and Automotive Standard



  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer, Business Administration, or related engineering.
  • 8+ years of experience leading the operations on the automotive sector to manage the different aspects of the business.
  • 5+ years leadership experience incl. coaching/mentoring skills
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Lean Management, Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement
  • Transformation competence and organizational development skills
  • Coaching and Mentoring Skills
  • Business / Finance Management Acumen
  • Results/Process/Problem Solving - Oriented
  • In Depth knowledge in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Production and Launch Readiness
  • Negotiation skills & experience in dealing with local authorities
  • Bilingual English -Spanish


Be part of our ZF team as General Director and apply now!


Diana Maldonado

(52) 3336679454

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