Production Manager (UAP) - Chattanooga - OPE15887

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Tennessee - Chattanooga
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 29th January 2019

Faurecia and its Partner Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers
 
New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.
 
Our Autonomous Production Unit is looking for a Production Manager (UAP - Autonomous Production Unit) to work directly for our Partner Total Network Manufacturing (TNM-NA) based in Chattanoga, TN.
 
The role of an Autonomous Production Unit (UAP) Manager is to manage the effective operation of the UAP Team, as well as HR issues for team members.  The main missions of the role are to:
  • Follow production plans, as well as Group standard processes; assure feasibility of production plans.
  • Achieve financial targets: prepare and present the UAP budget; manage the actual production costs based on "ideal" costs; maintain product margin, and monitor serial productivity (labor level, material consumption, etc.).
  • Manage the UAP team: assure appropriate staffing, maintain working environment according to Group Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) standards , detect and advise training needs, share information (transparency), participate in career management initiatives, etc.
  • Serve as official plant representative to the customer: meet established customer specifications concerning cycle time, delivery, quality, quantity and costs; implement preventative and corrective measures in the production process to assure that customer demands are properly met; coordinate with client's quality team to meet all customer standards.
  • Implement action plans in order to improve functionality/productivity and to obtain program and Group objectives; make necessary corrective adjustments.
  • Participate in the creation of Production System Efficiency (PSE) projects.
  • Coordinate resource planning with Industrial Engineering department concerning stocks, equipment, staffing, activities, etc.
  • Maintain dashboard indicators/status reports to monitor lead time, supply-chain targets, HSE performance, etc.

The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Master's degree in engineering with a specialisation in Production
  • At least 5 years of production experience
  • 3-5 year team management experience
  • Operational knowledge of Production methods (Kanban, 5S, Hoshin, TPM, GPAO)
  • English required

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