SMT Operations Manager

SMT Operations Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

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Base salary level is 110,000 – 140,000 plus bonus eligibility

relocation expenses are available

Job Description
Operations Manager Needed for a Privately Held, Automotive Tier One Supplier Located in the Greater Chicago Area.

A profitable and growing client of many years has asked my team to locate a talented and high achieving SMT Operations Manager for their facility in the Northern Chicagoland area. I am reaching out to you before it is released into the network to gauge your interest in this outstanding opportunity with a stable company that has minimal turnover.

The company is a $500M, privately held, debt free, automotive tier one supplier with a global footprint that manufactures and assembles automotive electrical systems/components. The company has unique expertise in their market and, at the companies’ request, will only be shared with interested and qualified candidates.

Major Duties and Job Responsibilities:
The Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and productive work environment ensuring customers receive quality products and services. The Operations Manager will integrate manufacturing, engineering and customer support activities to support the achievement of corporate goals and objectives.
Drive the capture of new business by creating the environment and inspiring the manufacturing teams’ mindset to develop and implement new technologies and innovative production methods while working collaboratively with the commercial group both locally and on global programs
Work collectively with management staff, and other company stakeholders to set strategic initiatives and direction.
Lead and ensure that our operations in the Americas are carried out in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Shareholder Guiding Expectations of the company and applicable laws.
Develop and execute business practices that drive continuous improvement and year over year lower total cost of operations.
Improve business systems and practices by implementing strategic initiatives, such as program management competencies, Lean, six sigma disciplines.
Implement a manufacturing strategy that focuses operations on core competencies, and directs capabilities toward creating Centers of Excellence of technical services that manages business processes/solutions across the entire supply chain.
Maintain a positive rapport with all levels of the organization, which fosters and promotes a good work ethic, maintains high levels of morale and encourages a participatory style of management.
Ensure that environmental, health, and safety concerns meet or exceed acceptable criteria in accordance with policies and guidelines.
Plan, coordinate, and integrate manufacturing, engineering, quality, and customer support activities with the rest of the company functional areas, as a whole, to achieve corporate objectives and goals. This includes interactions with: Product Development, Sales, Purchasing, Accounting and Finance, Research and Development and IT.
Ensure the customer receives quality products and services meeting or exceeding their expectations including production parts, prototypes, samples, kick-offs, quotations, and solutions to their issues and concerns.
Organize and prioritize the global tasks to be undertaken by manufacturing, engineering, quality, and customer support. Motivate employees to act in the best interest of the company to achieve overall goals and objectives.
Attend to on-going operations including staffing, coordinating, controlling, enforcing policy, trouble shooting, and giving clear direction to the manufacturing operation including engineering, quality, and customer support. Improve and maintain profit margin, productivity and efficiency of the products manufactured by the company and maintain metrics for the business performance of the operations.
Communicate policy and company guidelines to all personnel and enforce the adherence to these guidelines. Lead and coordinate the training efforts of supervisors and managers to interpret these guidelines and utilize them to make decisions that are fair, consistent, and motivating to the employees of the company.
Develop and build resources by recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, compensating, rewarding, defining and assigning roles, and setting clear objectives and expectations. Develop plant and equipment resources with the investment of human resource talent and/or capital investment dollars. Establish and implement staffing plan, compensation plan, and capital budget plan.
Job Requirements
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is preferred, open to other technical.
Proven track record of Lean Manufacturing experience with results well documented on resume.
5 + years experience in a manufacturing leadership role.
Proven track record of coaching, mentoring and lead talent performance to achieve business goals.

In addition to what is above, the Ideal candidates will have a resume well documented with:
5 + years experience in a manufacturing leadership role serving the automotive SMT components industry.
Track record of coaching, mentoring and leading talent performance, development, and continuity for a manufacturing firm.
Good job stability

Salary range is based on experience and I will present the salary you require for this position.
Relocation assistance is available.

If you meet the requirements and are interested, please respond with a current resume as a Microsoft Word attachment. My team will review your qualifications and if there is a match with our clients’ needs I will contact you directly, please include a telephone number and your email address.

All information will be held in complete confidence and nothing will be sent to the client without your consent. If there is not an immediate match, your records will be updated with your information and I will contact you when I have an opportunity that matches your qualifications on a future search.