Manager Marketing and Communications

Location:  Detroit, MI

 

Key elements of the position include:

 
POSITION SUMMARY
This position will develop, establish and maintain all global marketing & communication strategies to meet client’s strategic business objectives while enhancing client company’s brand. This includes effectively managing the marketing, advertising, communications and promotional activities of Client. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as this is a high visibility position, interacting with multiple departments and all levels of associates, including senior management. This position will manage and direct the efforts of others, including a two salaried associates and one co-op associate. The Manager, Marketing & Communications will report to the Director Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Marketing.

 
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
• Manage the continuous development and implementation of Client’s Global Marketing and Communications Plan
• Facilitate and coordinate the creative development of a consistent messaging across print and electronic media through press releases, marketing, advertising and promotional materials activities to ensure that strategic messages are communicated effectively to target audiences and branding guidelines are followed
• Coordinate tradeshows, customer technical shows, product presentations, media presentations and events as well as industry events on a global basis
• Creates, implements and oversees marketing and communication programs and projects that effectively describe and promote new and existing products, facilities, technology, etc.
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of website content/brand
• Responsible for ensuring consistency of intranet content and brand
• Support Client’s World Headquarters and Global Facility marketing/branding efforts
• Support presentation development, events/meetings for the Company to ensure consistency of client marketing & communications messaging
• Manage relationship with firms that produce marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and related collateral
• Support media interest in the company by supporting the Director Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Marketing maintain regular contact with target media and developing appropriate responses to media requests
• Develop and manage the marketing & communications budget
• Responsible for the oversight and development of client company internal and external communication activities, which includes: newsletters, speeches, special events and monitoring accuracy of company specific and industry related media coverage
• Positively represent client at external special events, conferences, community activities and executive meetings as required.

Position Requirements: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Required
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing and/or communications
• At least 10 years total work experience, with at least three to five years of relevant experience in the global automotive industry
• Demonstrated competency in all aspects of developing and maintaining integrated marketing and communication strategies
• Technical marketing skills, including experience in customer / market research
• Experience in coordinating and planning trade shows and customer events
• Experience with relevant software applications (PowerPoint-experienced to advanced; Word, Excel, etc.-proficient)
• Experience in video production – script writing, editing, and creating visual production.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with various contractors/suppliers to achieve time line and project deliverables
• Supervisory and leadership skills

 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Preferred
• MBA, master’s degree in marketing and/or communications or similar postgraduate education is preferred
• Previous experience with a Tier 1 automotive supplier in the Electro-Mechanical systems segments
• Foreign language skills a bonus

 

base salary level 100-125k plus bonus

 

NVH Manufacturing Engineer

Location:  Detroit, MI

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
• Maintain Schedules and department budgets for on time delivery of end of line test equipment’s
• Coordinate with machine suppliers to maintain build schedules for on-time delivery
• Coordinate with internal resource to procure parts for machine run-off
• Coordinate and chair meetings with internal and external team members
• Coordinate and Chair monthly executive review meetings.
• Work with internal team members for approval of fixture design concepts
• Work with internal team members for approval of tooling design concepts
• Coordinate Internal control teams for machine control architecture and design.
• Coordinate integration of the Automation to end of line test machines.
• Perform machine run-off activities at the supplier.
• Verify machine cycle times
• Perform acceptance testing at production facility.
• Support Product Launch of equipment at production facility.

Desired Skills and Experience
• 1-5 years plant floor experience with the mass production of automotive components
• Engineering laboratory experience using vibration analysis software
• A Basic understandings in NVH and Balance principles
• Experience in calibration of load cells, accelerometers and linear transducers
• Experience in Design and Fabrication of part holding fixtures or details
• Proficient in Microsoft office software applications
• Program management skills

 

Ideal candidate has a strong math background and has dealt with Dynamics and Dynamic Principles.
Someone who likes to work with their hands;  on cars, motorcycles etc… Technically inclined individual

 

Salary range is 55,000 – 78,000 ( depending on experience level and skill sets)

Maintenance Manager

Location:  Shelby Township, MI

 

We are currently seeking an experienced Day Shift Maintenance Manager with a strong focus on safety and extensive knowledge/experience in mechanical and electrical disciplines with the ability to tach other technicians the same. Daily responsibilities will also include Maintenance Team work plans and schedules, PM completion and effectiveness, spare part inventories and maintaining housekeeping standards.

Experience must include at least 10 years of machine maintenance in a manufacturing environment with strong troubleshooting and repair ability. Proven knowledge in pneumatics, hydraulics, ABB & Fanuc robots, PLC’s,
water jets, heating & cooling, plumbing/pipefitting, and welding. Minimum of 5 years management experience. Do
not apply unless you can document/prove your knowledge and experience in all the above disciplines. This is not a desk job.

Full-time, salary exempt position. ( Worst case scenario – Work requirements are six days per week, averaging 50-60 hours per week)

Salary 75-95K BaSE

 

Senior Lead Sales Account Manager

Location: Detroit, MI

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Responsibilities

• The primary function of a Senior Sales Lead Account Manager is to oversee, manage, and coordinate all customer related activities internally within and with General Motors customer, so that the end results are projected favorably with the customer.
• This would include, but not be limited to Sales, quality, and engineering issues, as well as final use by the customer assembly plants.
• Oversee that all customer requests are responded to and satisfied on time.
• Accurately detail all customer requirements to client company for analysis and future implementation.
• Assist in program launch activities.
• Ensure correct design levels from both an engineering and sales prospective.
• Review UCRS responses for accuracy, coordinate revisions / corrections, and develop commercial proposal for presentation to customer.
• Track and Report commercial status / activities for all Internal program reviews and meetings.
• Take lead role for all customer meetings, including engineering Product Development Team meetings (PDT’s).
• Respond to EWO Design Change Statements and develop / estimate commercial impact.
• Track and maintain the business case changes so that overall profitability can be improved (Engineering Change Tracking Sheets).
• Develop / Gather details for Rebillable Tooling submissions, and track all customer owed tooling & piece price purchase orders.
• In conjunction with the Director and Sales Manager, establishes strategic marketing plans (short-and long-range) to achieve corporate objectives for our products. Ensures successful execution of strategic plans.
• Responsible for the establishment and efficient operation of administrative systems in support of sales function, utilizing networked computerized systems where appropriate,
• Coordinates customers volume analysis including operating premium and banking programs as required.
• Researches, analyzes and monitors financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.
• Oversees maintenance of customer database.Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required. Business or Engineering preferred.
• Experienced required 10-20 years• Broad experience in sales and maintenance of OEM components
• Experience with/understanding of the sales process and variety of customer relationships.
• Strong communication skills – ability to develop a business relationship with multiple departments, facilities, customers, etc.

I have more specific information directly from the hiring Director that makes me feel that this is a good growth opportunity.
General Motors customer contact is important
Technical background is nice
20% or less travel
Local position
Base plus bonus level
This position is important to fill since this person will lead the team and will be counted on for promotional opportunities in the near future.

Resident Product Development Engineer Chrysler

Chrysler Resident Product Engineer
Location: Auburn Hills, MI

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Salary level is open and negotiable for applicable skills and experience.
Requirements:
Candidates should have a minimum of three – five years’ experience in product design, preferable interior/exterior plastic trim.
Leadership Style: Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with high level of self-motivation. Must be able to work on own initiative and work well in a group.
Strong knowledge of plastic injection molding part design and tooling.
Well-organized project management skills, program management background a plus.
Experience with budgeting, cost estimating, CAD and quality engineering.
Strong verbal and written communication skills a must.
BS in Engineering or other technical degree required.
We are a fast-growing B2B company with a strong internal culture that values respect for others, diversity, serving a greater purpose, and passionate creativity. We are a financially strong company with a rich history and a bright future. A dynamic and growing global footprint. A diverse and team-focused workforce. Create the next generation of innovation. Career paths that enable professional growth and development. Strongly committed to serving our community and environment. A safe, fun workplace focused on health and wellness. A competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our client company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive, renewable energy, consumer goods, and commercial building products industries. We have a manufacturing presence in major world markets including North America, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered near Detroit in Suburban area.

OPPORTUNITY: Chrysler Resident Product Engineer

In support of Client Company’s strategy to develop a stronger technical relationship with FCA, and position ourselves for future business growth opportunities, the Product Development Engineering leadership team is seeking a ‘Resident Engineer’ to represent Client Company onsite at FCA’s technical center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

This role will provide essential Engineering & Design support onsite for current and future FCA programs. It is expected that this position will also provide front line communication support to all areas of the Client Company  community, including Sales, Program Management, Operations and Quality.

The role will provide first responder support to FCA for all Engineering and Design opportunities.

In addition to the essential Engineering attributes, the successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, will be able to articulate the Client Company’s technical value proposition and will hold a good understanding of the program management function and the appropriate financial business acumen.

Responsibilities:
Primary single source contact for all engineering issues associated with each program that you are assigned.
Provide engineering feasibility and propose concepts to our customer during the theme and product development stage.
Lead Program Development Team (PDT) meetings regarding their specific commodity.
Lead PDT reporting to management and customer, including, but not limited to, peer-reviews, craftsmanship, quality improvements, manufacturing and sales.
Utilize engineering disciplines (FMA, DFMEA, QFD, DVPR, APQP, PPAP etc.) and prepare necessary documentation.
Prepare/edit Engineering Product Specs, Participate in Test Equipment design, oversee product testing, validation, redesign if required and final production sign-off.
Provide engineering support during product launch at our facility and the customer’s facility
Ensure the new product is designed and engineered to achieve targeted quality and productivity levels.
Occasional travel to out-of-state manufacturing facilities
Meet and understand all Program Timing requirements and all customer deliverables.
Utilize strong customer service skills when interfacing with customers.
Direct and approved any assembly drawing changes
Take a leadership role in identifying root cause of problems found, develop solutions and implement changes for problems as they arise from prototype to production builds.
Identify special build requirements (i.e. Management rides, show cars, Arizona reviews, etc.), obtain parts necessary for build and/or retrofit.
Manage supply base for subassemblies and incoming material to ensure launch quality and timing dates are meet.