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Company name : Faurecia
Location : Blue Springs, MO 64029
Position : Deputy Plant Manager
New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.
The Deputy Plant Manager is responsible for FES&P and plant operational improvement, and can have a management delegation responsibility from the Plant Manager for a specific area and/or functions within the plant (ex: UAPs, Maintenance, PC&L, Engineering, New Program and Launches, FES & P…).
The Deputy Plant Manager is also responsible to drive continuous and breakthrough improvement through the plant priorities, and resources defined by the PIP (plant improvement plan) and aligned with Strategic Plan business targets using the FES (Faurecia Excellence System) tools and methodologies to support execution.
Contribute to the definition of the Plant Improvement Plan to achieve the budget.
Lead construction and follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution.
Ensure understanding at plant level of 18 FES KPIs and the link with P&L results to properly prioritize the FES plan.
Provide, according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the plant team through training and coaching.
Contribute to the application and /respect of FES Principles in Programs from design stage (lean process design, MIFD, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work, OHP, process layout, packaging, etc.).
Be an active change agent within the site, by cultivating an FES mind-set / Lean Manufacturing Concept.
Project based assignments that could include the following activities:
Variable margin: direct labor efficiency and productivity/ material cost consumption/ scrap and rework reduction
Fixed cost: indirect labor/ manufacturing costs/ inventory variances
Inventories: appropriate information management and physical flow in the plant
Plant lay out for optimal flow and efficient use of equipment: capacity, reliability, operating costs, CAPEX control
MOD Cost Management at Plant level:
Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual labor cost accuracy.
Contribute to MOD budget construction by assuring the total DL cost breakdown is based on DLE, DLP, and productivity plan.
Ensure DLE/DLP tracking process linked with the DL cost % results, contribute to direct labor cost gap to budget analysis and reaction plan.
MOD cost improvement:
Support SW construction and adherence, development of OHP (primarily GL and Supervisor role and routines), as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance.
Support the implementation of FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages, Line balancing, and overall MOD efficiency.
Ensure identification of MOD “Productivity Potential”, validate and animate with all managers their own Productivity Action Plan to achieve DL cost target.
Contribute to the lead time reduction though the implementation of continuous flow, layout optimization, pull-system and speed up flows by coaching and/or leading FES/Lean principles workshops.
Liaise with Division FES Network to ensure knowledge of Group Standards and best practices.
Manage plant FES network through meetings, trainings, projects, sharing best practices.
Propose and promote best practices within the Division (FES Network).
Participate in Division level workshops to test and/or improve new” lean concept” or advanced tools.
Input and update the Program team in terms of Plant operational performance to align with the Business Plan and production capacity.
Plant launch readiness training and PLM & Launch Engineer coaching.
Oversee critical programs launch readiness reviews (at plant or vendor).
Validate KPI reporting and convergence actions.
Accountability for launch budgets.
Validate area/room in place with required metrics.
Validate Launch Book scores with convergence where needed.
Oversee team hiring ramp curve.
Health, Safety & Environment (HSE):
Support commitments established in the ISO 14001 Environmental Policy.
Conform to requirements established in Fraser Plant ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) procedures and work instructions.
Ensure members in assigned area(s) of responsibility conform to relevant HSE requirements.
Support environmental programs to achieve objectives and targets.
Follow values established within Being Faurecia. Act with an entrepreneurial mindset as well as with autonomy and accountability.
Act in accordance with the behaviors as established in Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
Issue disciplinary actions to operators/GAP Leaders/technicians based on company rules and policies; including, but not limited to suspend employees.
Stop the line to protect operators and customers from potential harm or quality issues
Set schedules based on customer demands; including but not limited to run overtime.
Decide on technical resources requirements to solve specific issues (i.e. maintain the facilities, equipment, services).
Sound alarm for natural disaster/security breaches/fire.
Knowledge / Skills:
Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills
Ability to train and coach within all levels of the plant
Continuous improvement mind set
Ability to master change
Understand basic P&L and operational levers
Fluent English language; written and spoken
Analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans
Education / Experience:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree, preferably Master’s degree in Business, Operations, Engineering
Minimum 5 years of managerial experience (UAP / PC&L / Quality Manager)
Recommended 5 years of working experience within a production environment (e.g. Engineer, Supervisor, Manager level or equivalent)
Recognized experience and ability to improve processes and KPI’s within a plant using FES principles
Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience is a plus
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $90,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location
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