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Assembly/Production Assistant Department Leader

Job Number:  60057
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bowling Green, KENTUCKY, US, 42103

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Job Number: 60057 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Bowling Green Metalforming 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

The Assistant Department Leader is responsible for supporting both the Department and the Department Leader performing various functions that will help guide and foster a team spirit that supports both the Employee Charter and the goals of Bowling Green Metalforming. The Assistant Department Leader is expected to initiate solutions to an array of situations, and maintain confidentiality. The Assistant Department Leader will have excellent presentation, motivational and team building skills. This position requires a motivated self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast paced manufacturing environment with a positive, cooperative attitude.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies.
  2. Perform other duties as required.
  3. Follows and supports and Magna’s operating principles, including:
    1. Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all team members equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
    2. Abide by BGM policies and procedures as described in the most current version of the Team Member Handbook.
    3. Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
    4. 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
    5. Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns.  Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard.
    6. Promote MAFACT benchmarks to achieve World Class Manufacturing.
    7. Core values – Treat all team members equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values. 
    8. Attend and participate in Team, Department, Plant-wide and any other meetings as required. 
    9. Conduct all activities in a professional manner and positive attitude with an emphasis on personal responsibility. 
  4. Establish processes satisfactory to internal and external regulatory requirements
  5. Review and analyze monthly financial statements and forecasts
  6. Prepare the annual financial budget and 5-year plan.
  7. Investigate variances and make recommendations for cost reductions
  8. Perform inventory, capital, and tooling management
  9. Assist in the development of department team members
  10. Prepare reports and present recommendations to top management  
  11. Correlate with the Department Leader to achieve targets and objectives within the department
  12. Communicate and foster strong working relations with individuals, teams, and the overall department resulting in positive employee relations
  13. Develop, and foster strong working relations with individuals, teams, and overall department; carry out performance assessments, establish development/training requirements of the departmental team; and implement corrective measures if required in order to sustain effectiveness of services provided.
  14. Act as a back-up for Department Leader during periods of absence
  15. Satisfy all regulatory process requirements for the position.
  16. Provide support to the Department through SAP system process improvements and automation of reports
  17. Provide support for BGM incentive programs.
  18. Prepare annual property tax return
  19. Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual financial roll analysis required by Group Office
  20. Responsible for the implementation of adequate professional practices in all departmental related issues.
  21. Develop long term budget plan together with the Department Leader for the Department to control expenditures, assisting the Company and the Steering Team to achieve financial targets and objectives.
  22. Develop programs for Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance tracking, continuous improvement, establish procedures and job training.
  23. Participate in short and long-term supplier price reduction initiatives with engineering and materials departments in order to optimize products being purchased as well as reducing cost from the supply chain flow.
  24. Work closely with Divisional counterparts and other divisions to achieve and attain savings benefiting Company targets and objectives.
  25. Participate in recruiting of new team members by conducting interviews as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment preferred
  • Post-secondary education corresponding to the position preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment preferred

Additional Information

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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