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Business Unit Manager

Job Number:  65508
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors North America Technical &
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN, US, 49512

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


About the Role

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.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Directs and coordinates all activities within the Factory Focus area to execute a production plan that ensure operations meet quality, cost, delivery, and safety goals. 
  • Provides strategic leadership and technical expertise to the organization.
  • Effectively balances needs of production with new product introduction.
  • Coordinates manufacturing, product development an procurement resources to assure that labor, material and support services are known and sufficient to achieve the sales plan.
  • Champions the introduction of improved business/manufacturing methods while driving continuous improvement and waste elimination activities within the focus team - reduce the cost of daily operations.
  • Develops and manages cross-functional operations leadership teams to meet business objectives.

Who we are looking for

  • Possess high degree of knowledge in manufacturing, operations, process design, systems and quality.
  • Well developed and proven leadership style with the ability to mentor, coach, counsel and train toward long term departmental goals while working in a team environment. 
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to groups of diverse educational backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated project and program management skills and proven financial capabilities to maintain quality, cost and timing of programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in manufacturing or engineering related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years prior experience in manufacturing leadership.
  • Experience working on a paint line.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Wellness initiatives 
  • 13 paid company Holidays and competitive vacation plan
  • 401k matching program plus 401k company paid base contribution
  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Prescription coverage options, pay for the ones you need!
  • Internal development opportunities

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: Grand Rapids

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