Share this Job

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

Site Leader, Canada

Location: 

Oakville, ON, CA, L6L 5L7

Req ID 32115 | Oakville, Canada

  

 

 

Job Description

 

Job Title

Plant Manager

Oakville, Canada

 

Reporting line

  • Direct reporting line to North America Manufacturing/Operations Leader

Mission

  • Contribute and connect Site to company’s Vision, Mission & Values;
  • Support Company Strategic pillars: Innovation & Technology Leadership, Globalization & Excellence in Execution;
  • Establish and develop Site Mission, Vision and Strategy aligned with the ZF’s  Operating System (WOS) and backboned by Six Sigma Lean principles;
  • Permanent and ongoing focus on Customer Satisfaction based on Quality, Deliveries and Productivity
  • Define clear actions on Site Safety, Health and Environment as well as on Motivation and Communication with employees;
  • Organize and interface with different Business Units, Support Functions aligning the business priorities
  • Create and mature appropriate environment to support change and transformation from conventional / traditional  to a Lean site (plant wide)
  • Establish stretch targets, align Site objectives and cascade down to individual objectives
  • Inspirational Leader, who refuses complacency and drives teams towards excellence in execution

 

Strategic Objectives

  • Define the Site key “business problems” and focus the team on addressing those problems with the use of timely and effective action plans;
  • Deliver and execute the plan to achieve AOP (Annual Operating Plan) (financial results, cash & capital) and Forecasts;
  • Follow up on execution and take responsibilities to drive actions to secure the GGM (Group Gross Margin);
  • Able to grasp the “big picture” and identify the “gap” between current status;
  • Understand and set priorities to Quality, Safety, Volumes, Costs, Inventory/capital, Delivery and Motivation;
  • Create strategic implementation plan to maximize resources and the organization with focus on operational excellence through Six Sigma Lean;
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement and Total Employee Involvement;
  • Propose and execute action plan in order to remove blocks, follow up, develop low cost solutions and escalate main issues rapidly;
  • Communicate simply, concisely and frequently with BU’s, Function, Customers and Employees;
  • Able to maintain the energy, coach teams, develop Talents and inspire others. Establish good Union /Labor relations;
  • Realize good results and reliable forecast – Anticipate.
  • Interact with local community in which the site is located and define actions that contribute to attract talents. 
  • Respect and help the deployment of company’s Code of Conduct

 

 

 

Metrics / Key Deliverables

  • Customer Satisfaction (Quality, Delivery, Costs, Safety, Motivation)
  • Strict compliances to policies and legislation (internal & external)
  • Daily follow up of shop floor performance (QCDM) and sales performance
  • Respect commitments to Top Management, Customers, Organization, Employees
  • Best practices sharing and standardization between Value Streams
  •  People Management (safety, succession plan, objectives setting, recognition and reward, continuous feedback, training & development, performance management)

 

Profile / Expertise

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Six Sigma Lean (minimum Green Belt)  & Quality  knowledge / experience
  • Project Management
  • Strong Leadership & Communication competencies
  • Enthusiastic & open minded
  • Business Acumen
  • Listening and motivation skills
  • Capacity to deal and negotiate in different levels of the organization
  • Result driven and continuous improvement approach
  • Facilitator and able to train, teach and coach others
  • Fluent in English

 

Be part of our ZF team as Site Leader, Canada 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.


Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Plant Manager, Management, Human Resources, Manufacturing