Production Manager

Magna International Inc. Lyon , MS 38645

Posted 3 months ago

Company Introduction

Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world's premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. We are a leading global automotive supplier in welded assembly manufacturing operations. Our employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. This position is for Cosma Body Assembly Michigan, a division of Cosma International, Magna International.

Job Introduction

The Production Manager ensures all requirements associated with the successful fabrication of product. This is facilitated through Area Leaders, Team Leaders, and Production Associates on multiple shifts. The Production Manager oversees daily operations and supports Senior Leadership, Assistant Production Managers, Area Leaders, Team Leaders, and Production Associates by acting as a liaison in matters regarding policy application, employee relations, and continuous improvement for processes and productivity. This position carries direct and/or indirect supervisory responsibility.

Major Responsibilities

  • Plans, controls and manages the operations activities of the production floor to meet customer requirements.

  • Coordinates shift and production run changes (emanating from customer demand shifts, etc.) to ensure on-time delivery of good quality products.

  • Participates in manpower requirements planning and overtime scheduling.

  • Assists with capacity planning to meet future objectives.

  • Launches and maintains work cells/equipment upon program implementation/installation.

  • Integrates all operations engineering changes into production.

  • Develops burst build and ramp-up plans for launching programs (concurrent with engineering).

  • Coordinates/facilitates cross-functional teams to improve operational efficiency.

  • Assists production employees in troubleshooting of machine, material and quality problems.

  • Coordinates preventative maintenance with maintenance personnel and Production Planner.

  • Works closely with the Materials Department regarding all material-related issues.

  • Works closely with the Quality Department regarding all quality-related issues, root-cause analysis and countermeasures, scrap reduction, customer product specifications, etc.

  • Coordinates/facilitates cross-functional teams to improve operational efficiency.

  • Initiates and drives CI activities to improve performance including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery and which also includes the development of procedures and methods to improve safety, quality, timing, cost and motivation.

  • Develops 5S plan and ensures its adherence.

  • Develops TPM/Daily Care plan and ensures its adherence.

  • Assists in deriving and facilitating layered process audits and champions establishment of permanent corrective actions for any related non-conformances.

  • Develops department action plan and leads their team to achieve strategic goals and continuous improvement objectives in alignment with Cosma Body Assembly Michigan's (CBAM) business plan.

  • Participates in the development of CBAM's goals and objectives to support the annual business plan.

  • Supports preparation of the budget planning process and takes responsibility to meet the financial targets.

  • Makes decisions in the scope of their responsibilities that are in the best interest of the department, CBAM, Cosma and Magna.

  • Communicates and reports department progress/results on regular operations and on achieving CBAM's goals.

  • Directs and distributes the work for their area of responsibility.

  • Ensures proper documentation of processes, equipment, systems, employee relation issues, investigations, etc.

  • Conducts regular department meetings to communicate safety, quality, timing, cost and motivation information and to promote involvement in issues affecting employees or their work areas.

  • Ensures confidentiality in all matters pertaining to both business and employee relations.

  • Plans major hiring events; coordinates and performs interviews; and carries out performance appraisals, counseling and corrective actions for Area Leaders and Team Leaders.

  • Completes payroll activities for employees.

  • Ensures employees are trained or certified, as required and participates in training programs as required.

  • Observes, understands, teaches, coaches and mentors direct reports for enhancement of knowledge, skills and succession planning.

  • Effectively builds and fosters high performing teams by ensuring teamwork within the department.

  • Conducts and/or ensures that all Area and Team Leaders investigate all non-conformances to Company policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and applies the appropriate corrective action.

Knowledge and Education

  • University degree in Production/Operations Management or related field, or equivalent work related experience.

  • Knowledge and proven skills in World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 10 years manufacturing/operations experience with minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and manufacturing operation systems (ERP, MES, etc.).

  • Strong math skills with the ability to apply to costs and analyze data.

  • Strong listening, communication (verbal and written), and presentation skills.

  • Attention to detail and exceptional planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload (flexible hours).

  • Demonstrated maturity of judgement and leadership skills.

  • Must be able to interact effectively with other team members.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact.

Work Environment

Under the general direction of the Assistant General Manager - Operations, the Production Manager works independently and confers regularly with division and corporate employees, contractors, customers, and suppliers.

Additional Information

Travel and overtime may be required to meet customer expectations. A valid driver's license and passport are required for travel. The Production Manager works in a manufacturing plant environment and will be exposed to some elements such as temperature and noise.


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