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Plant Manager Supply Chain

United States
$105,000 minimum
August 24, 2018

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Jackson, MI 49201

Mobile: 810-***-****


A dedicated, creative professional with 10+ years of experience in plant quality, operations and program management in the automotive industry. Specialist in improving customer relationships, eliminating critical business issues, and securing new business opportunities. Additional skills in problem solving, APQP / PPAP, training, product pricing, and negotiating. A self-directed strategic thinker and team player who has proven leadership abilities in lean manufacturing, 5S, developing staff, continuous improvement, and strategic planning.


Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering (BSIE), Bradley University, Peoria, IL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Operations Director / Plant Manager

SA Automotive – Webberville, MI

06/2017 to 08/2018

Processes: Thermoforming Single-Sheet and Double-Sheet, Compression Molding, BayPreg Molding, Water-Jet/Die Cutting, and Assembly

OEM Customers: Ford, FCA, GM, Tesla, Nissan, BMW, Volkswagen

P&L responsible for turning-around and preparing for growth at four facilities in the USA and Mexico

Achieved IATF-16949 certification at three of four facilities

Performed personnel functions of selection, training, evaluation, coaching and hiring for functional groups including Production, Quality, Purchasing, and Human Resources.

Reviewed financial statements, forecasted sales, and engineering change activities to measure productivity and identify areas in need of improvement.

Achieved profitability at two of four facilities.

Managed sales growth from $50M to $100M for the automotive group.

Led cost improvement actions of $463,000 per month through June 2018. Program Management Director / Senior Program Manager Hatch Stamping – Chelsea, MI

09/2014 – 06/2017

Processes: Stamping, MIG/TIG/Projection/Laser Welding and Assembly OEM Customers: Ford, Chrysler, GM, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz

Liaison with customers, Hatch Stamping, and suppliers achieving all quality, delivery, and cost initiatives.

Coached seven program management resources with an average of 120 open work orders (new business / changes) with an average of $20M in new tooling and equipment.

Implemented a 7 - Gate new business launch process within the Plex business management system. Plant Manager

Chassix – Warren, MI

05/2012 – 09/2014

Processes: Machining, Assembly

OEM Customers: Ford, Chrysler, GM

P&L responsible for Tier 1 automotive knuckle, control arm and spindle machining and assembly facility.

Developed individuals and groups to function as a team using basic safety, quality, productivity and delivery metrics.

Managed facility transition during merging and alignment of two corporations (SMW and Diversified Machine).

Managed two Warren, MI facility sites for 6 months while leadership search was being conducted.

Coached production, maintenance, quality, human resources and MP&L leaders. Top-graded staff, where necessary, to achieve facility growth and objectives. Operations Director

Azure Dynamics – Oak Park, MI

03/2010 – 05/2012

Process: Assembly

OEM Supplier and Customer: Ford

Responsible for all component and HEV/BEV vehicle assembly sites.

Successfully launched the electric Transit Connect in North America and Europe. Sourced the vehicle assembly to 3rd party partners (AM General and Lotus). Built and delivered over 500 BEV Transit Connects in an 8-month period.

Assisted assembly partners in developing quality, manufacturing, and supply chain inventory systems prior to launch of vehicles and engineering changes.

Negotiated ongoing assembly cost rates due to process improvements and design changes.

Developed, communicated and monitored the production forecasts and plans at the three assembly partners to ensure all supply chain elements were available so that the year-end sales forecast of

$40M was achieved.

Plant / Quality Manager

McCARTHY GROUP, INC. – Grand Rapids, MI

08/2008 – 03/2010

Processes: Thermoforming, Water-jet Cutting, Plastic projection Welding, Assembly OEM Customers: Chrysler, GM, Honda, Subaru, Steelcase

Responsible for developing operations strategies, executing new product launches, and maintaining TS-16949 certification.

In 2009 & 2010, successfully launched Honda, Subaru, Magna and several consumer good programs.

Generated significant cost reductions in total labor, utilities, material, and daily factory expenses.

Reduced customer PPM’s by over 50% through changes in manufacturing systems.

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