Neapco Drivelines

Plant Manager

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Named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine and recently awarded with the Corp! Magazine 2018 Economic Bright Spot Award in the Enterprise Business category, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes OEM driveline products for automotive and non-automotive applications throughout the globe. To guarantee high-performance but competitively priced products, we combine low-cost sourcing of materials, innovative in-house design, efficient production and quality assurance processes with high quality people.

Neapco recognizes that our team members are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, drug-free workplace fostering respect and ethical treatment. Unlawful discrimination in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability or any similar protected status is strictly prohibited. In return for their expertise and shared commitment to our goals, we offer our team members competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Code: Plant Manager
Posted On: Monday, 10th December 2018
Location: Belleville, Michigan
6735 Haggerty Road, Belleville, MI 48111
Job Type:
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:

  • Provides Plant strategic and cultural leadership
  • Actively promotes and continually drives a culture of continuous improvement
  • Directs and manages all production processes for the manufacturing facility through the functional team leaders
  • Develops and implements the Plant's strategic initiatives in alignment with organizational goals and objectives to achieve deliverables and continually raise the bar
  • Provides and maintains a positive, productive, and communicative team-based work environment where team members are empowered, accountable, driven, and continually developing to achieve optimal results
  • Maintain strong working relationship with union leadership through open communication during negotiation / grievance meetings
  • Leads by example and creates and maintains strong partnerships and positive relationships with internal and external team members through open communication, transparency, and performance measurement/feedback. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals
  • In partnership with Human Resources, oversees Plant’s Human Capital Management
  • Leads and manages all activities related to the facility’s team members (talent management, training and development, coaching and counseling, recruiting, and separations) in partnership with Management and Human Resources to achieve top performance
  • Fosters a “safety first” culture through training, evaluation, and continual focus, and ensures facility and team member compliance with federal, state, and local EH&S laws and regulations
  • Maintains high morale through effective management, including frequent reinforcement of positive behavior and recognition of high performance
  • In partnership with Human Resources and Management, ensures team members are provided and complete appropriate training and development
  • Allocates team resources appropriately to ensure the completion of deliverables and delivery of optimal service to customers and manages labor expenses including overtime at facility to be within or under budget or approved levels
  • Manages all aspects of the facility
  • Ensures the facility is fully operational and maximized in adherence with the company schedule and business requirements
  • Ensures that facility has the right materials at the right place and at the right time in order to reduce unnecessary excess and result in 100% customer order fulfillment
  • Responsible for ensuring the security of the facility, inventory, materials, and all site assets
  • Ensures the appropriate maintenance, cleaning, and operation of all site equipment
  • Has full ownership of the Plant’s P&L (Profit and Loss) and KPI Management
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and runs optimum day-to-day operations to exceed planned deliverables
  • Maintain positive quality ratings in customer systems and 3rd party certifications (ISO and IATF)
  • Develops systems and processes which track and optimize productivity standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure an effective return on assets
  • Monitors operational expenses and seeks ways to improve efficiency and reduce cost while maintaining productivity and product quality
  • In collaboration with leadership, tracks and takes appropriate action where trends are less than optimal, or when results are below company benchmarks, goals, and targets
  • Develops, monitors, and executes plant manufacturing budgets

Preferred Skills:

  • Proven track record of success as a Plant Manager in the Automotive OE manufacturing industry
  • Experience in negotiation and contract development with UAW
  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role in a manufacturing facility (automotive manufacturing experience required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (or related discipline) or a combination of education and experience
  • MBA or MS preferred
  • Strong business acumen (management principles, strategic planning, critical thinking, budgeting, resource allocation, human resources, etc.)
  • Must be able to travel internationally