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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Production Manager

Location: 

Gray Court, SC, US

Req ID 24821
   

Position Summary: The Manger Production is responsible for managing the production operations within the assigned area of manufacturing machining, through high-level process improvements and strategic planning methods surrounding the operational output and processes in order to support and fulfill the objectives of the plant, all while ensuring local adherence to global objectives and corporate standards.  This responsibility includes the adherence to production targets which must be met and/or exceeded to satisfy customer demand requirements in delivery, quantity, quality, and cost.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee all production personnel and related activities (i.e. ZF Production System management) to ensure the satisfaction of targets related to safety, quality, delivery, quantity, and cost; responsible for managing the production area by establishing targets with the overall aim of optimizing processes as well as minimizing bottlenecks and downtime.
  • Monitor and evaluate department operating results in comparison to business plan.
  • Plan, select, design, and implement manufacturing methods and processes through continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques, monitor and audit processes for compliance and effectiveness.
  • Identify internal process issues and work with internal and external teams to develop and implement solutions; ensure corrective actions are documented and implemented for any applicable nonconformance.
  • Work with internal groups (e.g. manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, program/launch management, quality, etc.), in addition to outside suppliers/contractors to support business development, capacity, and continuity.
  • Identify tools/equipment needs and organizational skill requirements, assess gaps in key skill areas and capacity, implement strategy to close the gaps and strengthen the organization and overall equipment efficiency (OEE); review performance of personnel and provide tools for direct reports to achieve goals and receive plant support (in terms of personnel, equipment, training, deviations signoff, etc.).
  • Coordinate preventative maintenance schedules with maintenance department; notify maintenance and senior management of faulty machinery, parts, and fixtures and/or safety concerns.
  • Confer with senior management in addition to engineering and quality leadership personnel to lead the resolution of manufacturing problems; recommend measures to improve OEE and performance of machines/equipment (i.e. replacements, upgrades, software enhancements, etc.).

 

Your Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field required, masters preferred
  • 8+ years of advanced experience in operations management within the durable manufacturing industry
  • 6+ years of experience encompassing most the following areas:  operations management, supply chain management, maintenance, manufacturing/industrial engineering, and/or business planning
  • 4+ years of project management and/or supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of managing/directing others in addition to delegating/tracking independent work assignments and training programs
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and MS Project
  • Excellent Problem-solving skills.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Expert level knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within manufacturing/operations.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Production Manager and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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