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Business Unit Manager

Job Number:  8678
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Eaglebend Manufacturing
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Clinton, TN, US, 37716

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 Business Unit Manager shall manage, control and plan the JIT (Just-In-Time) manufacturing activities of the assigned Business Unit to meet or exceed customer expectations

Key Responsibilities

•    Set the strategic direction for the assigned Business Unit in line with Eagle Bend’s Business Plan objectives and lead team to set and accomplish their goals
•    Assume full responsibility for all production activity in the Business Unit based on schedules created by Production Control/Materials department personnel
•    Works closely with the Materials Manager to assure availability of material and machines to fulfill customer demands, control inventory, and maintain production planning and reporting
•    Assume responsibility for the safe & efficient operation of the Business Unit and for the safety of all members of the team, as well as enforcement of safety & environmental policies
•    Fully support the utilization of all EBM systems at all times as well as the maintenance and periodic upgrade of our systems
•    Work closely with Engineering, Quality and Materials Management to assure product control at all times, while meeting customer requirements
•    Ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are balanced in accordance with the Magna Operational Principles
•    Ensure that the Business Unit is ready to pass system and process audits at any time, including customer visits and inspections; perform regular process audits as assigned
•    Review customer feedback on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and initiate counter measures and/or activities required to fulfill the customer’s expectations
•    Monitor and address health, safety & environmental concerns on the shop floor including regulatory requirements, Incident Rate and Monthly Inspection results
•    Monitor quality issues and implement effective Corrective Actions an countermeasures toward our company goal of Zero Defects
•    Manage Business Unit monthly expenses, control overtime and spending, and participate in Eagle Bend’s annual  Business Planning process
•    Improve efficiency by reducing set-up times and analyze metrics for elimination of both scrap and waste wherever possible
•    Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures with emphasis on development of people and use of technology across the Business Unit
•    Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Quality, Materials, Stamping, and Assembly to assure flawless execution of new program launch activities
•    Assist operators in troubleshooting machine, die, and material problems and resolve issues which arise in the course of daily production
•    Provide adequate training of personnel assigned to the Business Unit and ensure that training needs are periodically reviewed & modified as required by the customer and/or external inputs
•    Works together with the Tooling and Maintenance Teams implementing and sustaining PM and TPM systems for all equipment utilized
•    Advise employees, contractors and visitors of any actual or potential danger to their safety or health, and ensure the necessary training and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have:

•    High school graduate or equivalent
•    College or technical education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree preferred
•    4-6 years’ prior supervisory experience with increasing responsibility 
•    10+ years’ manufacturing experience, preferably in an automotive environment
•    Metal fabrication and automated assembly experience preferred
•    Prior maintenance and/or tooling experience helpful
•    Strong technical background; has excellent product knowledge of the process supervised
•    Excellent knowledge of principles, theories and practices of Project Management
•    Principles, theories, and practices of Performance Management
•    Ability to read, write, and speak English
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Good computer aptitude, MS Office programs, MS Project
•    Delegation and supervisory abilities required
•    Good people skills; ability to work as part of a team
•    Excellent attention to detail; good time-management skills
•    Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
•    Ability to conduct effective meetings
•    Excellent problem-solving ability
•    Ability to work additional hours as required, including being available or on-call virtually 24 hours a day

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits

  • Base salary plus discretionary annual performance bonus
  • Magna Profit Sharing eligibility
  • Company benefits upon completion of 60 day introductory period
  • Basic Life Insurance (2x annual salary)
  • Basic spouse, child life insurance
  • Supplemental life for employee, spouse, and children available
  • Short-term disability (company paid)
  • Long term disability (company paid)
  • Medical coverage (self-insured plan) administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Prescription drug program
  • Vision care
  • Dental plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • 401k Savings Plan with company matching contributions

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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