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Operations Manager

Job Number:  31614
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Columbus
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Lancaster, OH, US, 43130



Job Number: 31614 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Columbus 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Lancaster 


Group Description
Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

The Operation Manager ensures all requirements associated with the successful fabrication of product. This is facilitated through Assistant Production Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Production Associates on multiple shifts. The Operations Manager oversees daily operations and supports Senior Leadership, Assistant Production Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Production Associates by acting as a liaison in matters regarding policy application, employee relations, and continuous improvement for processes and productivity. This position carries direct and/or indirect supervisory responsibility. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, controls and manages the operations activities of the production floor to meet customer requirements.
  • Coordinates shift and production run changes (emanating from customer demand shifts, etc.) to ensure on-time delivery of good quality products.
  • Participates in manpower requirements planning and overtime scheduling.
  • Assists with capacity planning to meet future objectives.
  • Launches and maintains work cells/equipment upon program implementation/installation.
  • Integrates all operations engineering changes into production.
  • Develops burst build and ramp-up plans for launching programs (concurrent with engineering).
  • Coordinates/facilitates cross-functional teams to improve operational efficiency.
  • Assists production employees in troubleshooting of machine, material and quality problems.
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance with maintenance personnel and Production Planner.
  • Works closely with the Materials Department regarding all material-related issues..

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • University degree in Production/Operations Management or related field, or equivalent work related experience.
  • Minimum 10 years manufacturing/operations experience with minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Knowledge and proven skills in World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and manufacturing operation systems (ERP, MES, etc.).
  • Strong math skills with the ability to apply to costs and analyze data.
  • Strong listening, communication (verbal and written), and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload (flexible hours).
  • Demonstrated maturity of judgement and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with other team members.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact.

Additional Information

  • Works closely with the Quality Department regarding all quality-related issues, root-cause analysis and countermeasures, scrap reduction, customer product specifications, etc.
  • Coordinates/facilitates cross-functional teams to improve operational efficiency
  • Initiates and drives CI activities to improve performance including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery and which also includes the development of procedures and methods to improve safety, quality, timing, cost and motivation.
  • Develops 5S plan and ensures its adherence.
  • Develops TPM/Daily Care plan and ensures its adherence.
  • Assists in deriving and facilitating layered process audits and champions establishment of permanent corrective actions for any related non-conformances.
  • Develops department action plan and leads their team to achieve strategic goals and continuous improvement objectives in alignment with Magna Seating Columbus business plan.
  • Participates in the development of MSC’s goals and objectives to support the annual business plan.
  • Supports preparation of the budget planning process and takes responsibility to meet the financial targets.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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