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Director Operations (Region 1)

United States - MI - Novi

Job Description

Job Summary:
Responsible for the execution of plants performance to meet the cost, quality, delivery and safety as laid out in the most recent forecast. Responsible for hiring, developing and retaining people in their organization. Cost, quality and delivery are critical metrics of success in the automotive industry and the person in this role will be responsible for delivering for their region.
Essential Functions of Job:
- Provides the operational strategy for the region including an identification of any restructuring efforts where necessary.  This may include plant start-ups, plant closures, and new product launches.
- Leads daily, weekly & monthly reviews of productivity, scrap, quality, inventory turns, and other key operational metrics.  Hold all departments accountable to the metrics including Production, Engineering, Materials and Quality.
- Executes flawless launches with greenfield and brownfield programs.  
- On-site plant reviews minimum once per month on stable plants, and as needed on others.  
- Ensure root cause and corrective actions are both implemented and shared for all non-conformances in quality, delivery, safety and cost overruns.
- Regular visible presence at the plants to develop a firm understanding of the challenges the facility faces, holds team accountable for action plans and leads team through SWOT analysis to drive results.
- Utilizes benchmarking in North America region as well as external competitors to share best practices, demand continuous improvement, and hold teams accountable for standardization.
Additional Functions:
- Communicate effectively with all other functional groups throughout the organization to get results related to annual and long term KPIs.
- Lead through a matrix organization in a way that inspires confidence on the team to get the job done.
- Strategically places the organization and manufacturing plants in a way that attracts new business and sets up the Company for future stability.
- Through the use of analytics, presents data to leadership team that demonstrates thorough knowledge of the business and allows for effective decision making at the Executive level.
Essential Common Requirements for All Employees:
- Quality System: Understand, apply and meet all function-related Quality requirements.
- Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS): Understand, apply and meet all function-related

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Published: 11/17/2021
Job Field: Manufacturing Operations
Location: United States - MI - Novi
REQ. NO.: 20212211
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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