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Manager Injection Molding

Dallas, Georgia, 30132, United States
April 12, 2018

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Jarred E. Zoller

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Dallas, GA **132

Cell Phone: 678-***-****



Dedicated and highly effective Operations Manager who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to successfully reduce costs, improve all variances and employee satisfaction for a two-building, tier one automotive manufacturing campus. I am consistently relied upon to drive bottom line improvements regardless of supply chain challenges or production line issues. I develop and manage a campus level strategy, performance targets and financial goals in support of corporate objectives for a 330,000 square foot, 270 million annual sales, and 550 employee campus while managing a 25M dollar indirect cost budget.


27 years of manufacturing experience in various roles within two major employers

Manufacture PVC and reactive injection molding(RIM) 1.1M glass assemblies annually

Assemble 750k sunroofs annually for BMW, Daimler, Ford, Nissan and GM

Operational Profit results at 2.7% vs. 2.4% budget for 2017

Direct labor result as percentage of sales at 7.5% compared to a budget of 8% for 2017

Scrap result 1.38% of materials cost and approximately $50K positive to budget for 2017

Indirect labor result at 5.2% versus a budget at 6.7% for 2017

Total indirect cost result at 12.2% versus a budget of 13.4% for 2017

2017 Global Dragon Lean Project award for best cost reduction project on TP8 assembly line

GM Gold Supplier Award for 2012 on time delivery for service operations.

Several Successful launches, as Launch Manager for BMW, Ford, Nissan and GM that were benchmarked for subsequent launches

Certified Tool and Die Maker Journeyman

24/7 communication with plant production

Work Experience

Inalfa Roof-Systems

Operations Manager for Cherokee Assembly Campus

October 2014 – Present

Effectively Manage production and day-to-day operations for 7 Assembly lines, 3 PVC injection molding glass encapsulation cells, 3 Glass Bonding cells and 6 Polyurethane RIM glass encapsulation cells, across a two-building, 330,000 ft2 campus.

Manage 12 direct reporting Managers and help to coach and guide them in the Management of 32 supervisors across all department operations. In addition I am responsible for 450 hourly production associates.

Maintaining operations costs within an annual budget.

Develop and propose 5 year budget based on forecasted customer sales.

Coordinating with cross-functional business team to identify enhancements for issues to maximize profitability and product quality goals.

Drive the overall strategy to maximize profitability and cost reduction.

Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.

Understands, follows and works with Human Resources to enforce and establish safety, health, quality and company policies. Procedures and recognized practices.

Communicates directly with customer supplier quality groups to help recognize and develop plans for resolving of any customer concerns.

Plan and direct levels of management all engineering, quality, materials, production, human resources and maintenance operations required to achieve customer requirements.

Responsible for establishing direction for operating performance and continuous improvement using the lean principles to maximize profit and minimize operating cost.

Inalfa Roof Systems

Launch Manager for Cherokee Assembly Campus

January 2014 – October 2014

Managed and supported Advanced Manufacturing teams in the successful launches of programs for BMW, Nissan, Poly-Urethane and Glass bonding Cells in a greenfield startup facility.

Managed a launch team composed of Manufacturing, design, tooling and quality engineers as well as production supervisors in the development and implementation of and run off of new equipment for the manufacturing of glass panels and sunroofs.

Successfully obtained PPAPs from customers resulting in 7.5 million dollars in tooling and equipment cash recovery for operations.

Coordinated activities to achieve program deliverables per the Product Realization Process.

Inalfa Roof-Systems

Customer Focus Team Manager – Warren, MI facility

2010 – 2014

Responsible for ~100 direct and indirect team members.

Responsible for all aspects of the Warren Stamping and Assembly (WSA) facility.

Responsible for all safety, quality, delivery, and cost Key Performance Indicators.

Responsible to develop and deliver annual direct and indirect cost annual budget.

8 automated progressive stamping presses from 100 to 800 tons.

2 sunroof production assembly lines.

North America service assembly and parts supplied to all OEM’s.

Inalfa Roof-Systems

Focus Factory Manager – Auburn Hills, MI facility

2007 – 2010

Managed 3 production supervisors, quality engineer, manufacturing engineer, design engineer and 2 assembly lines.

Responsible for all BMW customer business including safety, quality, engineering, and deliveries.

Successfully launched BMW F25 sunroof and rear glass assembly cells.

Inalfa Roof-Systems

Senior Production Supervisor – Grand Blanc, MI facility

2004 – 2007

Supervised 10 team leaders and ~95 production associates across 3 production assembly lines and 1 glass bonding cell.

Standard Production Supervisor responsibilities included meeting Key Performance Indicators, time card management, maintaining TS16949 and ISO14001 systems, led continuous improvement activities, coaching and mentoring team leaders and production associates.

Burkland Textron

Secondary Operations Supervisor – Goodrich, MI Facility

2000 – 2004

Burkland Textron

Journeyman Tool & Die Maker - 1991 – 2000


Bachelor of Science in Business

Ferris State University

Graduated Magna Cum Laude 2007

Associates Degree in Production Operations Management

Mott Community College

Graduated with High Honors in 2000

Associates Degree in Industrial Technology

Mott Community College

Graduated with High Honors in 1999

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