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Paint Center Manager Job in Toledo, Ohio US

Paint Center Manager

FCA US LLC - Toledo, OH

Posted: 10/15/2021 - Expires: 1/13/2022

Job ID: 232937905


Job Description

The Center Manager for Paint Operations is primarily responsible for leading plant operations for a center, utilizing World Class Manufacturing principles to achieve production and cost targets. The Center Manager will drive a culture and processes that promote continuous improvement in safety, quality, cost and delivery. This position will work with senior management in the plant to maximize overall quality and efficiency through involvement of the workforce. This role will manage a large, multi-shift unionized operation, managing both hourly and salary personnel including Maintenance, Quality and Engineering personnel. The Center Manager will manage and lead the interface and collaboration of key stakeholders in the operations center such as Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, Production, Materials Logistics, Human Resources, and Finance. The ideal candidate will not only bring technical functional depth and credibility, but must also possess the requisite executive leadership traits and business acumen to interface with the Senior Manufacturing leadership and executive management team and develop, communicate, lead and motivate their center's operations team. In addition, the Center Manager will lead change management initiatives in the center, with a passion for excellence and delivery in all manufacturing and business initiatives.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Lead the center team to achieve all business objectives including safety, quality, continuous improvement, production, profitability, customer service, and other internal metrics, consistent with World Class Manufacturing principles
Supports all aspects of production processes including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale and drive successful implementation of processes and standards
Oversee all personnel for the center, maintenance, quality, and tool and process engineering, both hourly and salary
Review daily expenditures and resolve anomalies
Lead change management initiatives in the center, drive workforce engagement, and provide coaching and feedback to all employees
Ensure compliance in all audit initiatives
Drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, cost savings, and employee morale in the center
Drive launch and mid-cycle action activities, cost improvements, and raising the bar on quality and product safety
Monitor launch curve attainment for new programs and establish PDCA as needed
Coordinate project plans with maintenance and engineering organizations
Lead the elimination of waste in all aspects of the business
Teach, cultivate, and promote teamwork and problem solving in a positive, proactive work environment

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
At least 10 years experience in operations management experience in a high volume environment
Ability to work any shift and overtime as required
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various levels of employees within all areas of the Plant from hourly represented employees to Senior Leadership as required
Ability to build effective business relationships with plant leadership and customers
Ability to effectively lead a diverse workforce, teach, coach and mentor employees to go above and beyond required operational and business objectives
Must have a strong working knowledge of Automotive, Paint, Production, Process and Maintenance
Strong knowledge of continuous improvement systems
Knowledge of other process systems, quality systems, throughput, standardization, and product/process launch
Ability to manage and coordinate complex projects while maintaining simplistic communications to others
Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in a technical field
Previous experience working in an automotive manufacturing unionized environment
Strong problem solving and analytical skills, Six Sigma methodology
Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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