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Production Manager

Location: 

Newton, NC, US

Req ID 42756 | Newton, United States

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Production Department at our plant in Newton, NC!

 

Position Summary: Manages Production and/or Logistics departmental activities to meet or succeed Customer and Company requirements.


Position Roles: 

  • Actively participate as a strategic member of the Facility management team through the SOP process to ensure continuous improvement in facets of the business.
  • Manage all manufacturing activities to produce quality parts in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Manage all logistics activities to ensure on time delivery to all internal and external customers.
  • Plan, select, design, and develop manufacturing methods and processes through continuous improvement and ZFPS lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Direct/Supervise the activities of all exempt personnel and indirect support functions.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers to meet common goals.
  • Manage the manufacturing and logistics functions within our quality system (ISO, QS, TS, IATF, etc.) company policies and procedures.
  • Manage the development of all Associates (Exempt or Nonexempt).
  • Develop and build teams to meet customer demands and satisfaction, solve internal process issues, and implement and monitor continuous improvement.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report department's operating results in support of plant’s business plan.
  • Hire, manage, develop (train), and evaluate department personnel.
  • Budget manpower, equipment, capital, and resources necessary to meet customer and company requirements and assure adherence to the approved budget
  • Establish department goals with relevant measures.  Ensures corrective actions are taken for any applicable non-conformances.
  • Communicate to department personnel regarding department and plant activities and issues in accordance with Company Communications Policy.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory/management experience.
  • Strong computer skills are required: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Project, SAP desired, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule daily tasks.
  • Ability for travel-both domestic and foreign.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering Degree
  • Basic German language skills.
  • 5+ years manufacturing/assembly experience in the automotive industry.
 

 

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

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

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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