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Business Unit Manager

Job Number:  10287
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma USA Group Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Detroit, MI, US, 48212





Job Number: 10287 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Cosma USA Group Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Detroit 




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

Ensures that assigned plant operations demonstrate world-class performance. Provides strategic leadership, management, and technical expertise to the organization. Manages financial aspects of operations and understands the effect on financial performance. Develops, reviews, and maintains budgets and expenses for department. Utilizing participative management, lean manufacturing philosophies and techniques; leads, manages, and provides technical expertise/work direction to manufacturing teams. Works with other areas to establish and maintain stable production schedules, labor requirements, material flow, etc. Directs, implements, and maintains operational-level strategies and objectives and monitors performance against plan. Manages, monitors and controls material, labor, and overhead costs in respective area. Maintains appropriate level of staff support necessary to meet business goals and objectives. Must reduce the cost of daily operations by continually improving processes and eliminating waste. Champions projects for improvements in process and product innovations, customer relations, and functional capabilities based on lean manufacturing techniques. Must reduce the cost of daily operations by continually improving processes and eliminating waste. Works with new product development to launch programs into production. Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations. This position is for a new greenfield facility in southeast Michigan.

Key Responsibilities

• Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.
• Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
• Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.
• Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
• Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization. Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
• Interacts with appropriate departments regarding any issues affecting assembly.
• Resolves worker grievances or submits unsettled grievances to Human Resources for action. Facilitates and maintains positive trends for KOI's.
• Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data. Conducts and participates in continuous improvement and problem solving activities.
• Understand your responsibility for health and safety in the workplace. Provide an employee with written instructions of the measures and procedures required to protect the employee. Advise the employee of the existence of any potential or actual danger to the health or safety of the employee of which the supervisor is aware. Understand your responsibility for visitors and general public health and safety in the workplace. Cooperate with OSHA MIOSHA inspectors. Do not allow discrimination against employees who properly exercise their right under OSHA.

Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred.
  • Possess high degree of knowledge in manufacturing, operations, process design, systems and quality.
  • Minimum Five years supervisory/management experience in high volume production, preferably automotive.
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