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

Director of Operations

Req ID 9871 CSS Lafayette Staff, United States

  

We are looking for a new colleague in the Operations Department at our Commercial Vehicle Steering Systems Product Line Headquarters in Lafayette, Indiana

 

This position will have ongoing oversight of global Commercial Vehicle Steering Systems (CVSS) manufacturing operations. This position will work closely with and lead teams in HSE, Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Advance Manufacturing Engineering and Quality, while lending guidance and support as part of a matrix management structure. Other areas of responsibility will include overseeing the launch of new products and processes as well as improving overall global manufacturing capabilities and efficiencies to meet customer needs.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain full P&L responsibility for CVSS facilities, ensuring accurate financial reporting takes place in support of CVSS regional and global requirements.
  • Establish quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines and standards by which the Business Unit’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; continually identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate business procedures. Implement policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations.
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to Plant Managers and Operational Leads to ensure cost, quality, safety and delivery objectives.
  • Plan, direct, control, implement, evaluate, monitor and forecast budgets and cost of sales in each CVSS facility (manufacturing site) to achieve financial objectives. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, Engineering, Business Administration, Industrial Technology or similar curriculum required (Graduate Degree in Engineering or Business Administration preferred)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with multi-site, global P&L responsibility with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in a management or leadership position required (Supervision of Plant Manager experience preferred)
  • Must have the ability to identify inefficiencies in business processes and to develop and implement innovative solutions to simplify and improve processes
  • Must have the ability to work cross-functionally in a global organization, managing multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Must have a thorough understanding of practices, theories and policies in business and finance
  • Superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all organizational levels required
  • Must have excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%, domestic and internationally
     

 

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

 

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To 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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