Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.
Lead technical resources responsible for developing strategy to guide Tier 1 automotive company from primarily manual assembly toward automated assembly. This position develops and executes automation strategies for all automotive Interior commodities (plastics, doors, floor consoles, instrument panels) with focus on safety, quality, productivity, and costs.
Collaborate with executive leadership to define and prioritize appropriate level of automation with a focus on quality and multi-generational flexibility.
Collaborate with Product Engineering to define design standards that support automation. Support senior level OEM discussions when necessary to influence customer product design.
Working knowledge of IE discipline to ensure automation supports lean flow throughout the entire factory.
Communicate with passion and act as a change agent.
Collaborate with Europe and Asia regions to develop and drive Global BBP (Best Business Practices) and speed.
Develop inhouse capabilities so that we are not reliant on our vendor base and involvement of a growing technical team will help drive speed into the transformation.
Production Support, this position is primarily involved in the launch phase however as new methods are developed it is important to read across current applications and identify cost savings and quality improvement opportunities.
Responsible for Technical team growth/development/training
Develops and manage an education & development plan
Develops and manage a skill assessment matrix
Develops and manage career planning for our technical team
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics. Advanced Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Business strongly preferred.
Minimum 10 years related experience in a technology based industry, where automated assembly techniques are utilized. Demonstrated ability to execute strategy and achieve results.
Possess a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience.