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Vice President of Operations - Automotive (MI / CA) at thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services NA, Inc.

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan





Job Description:

This position can be located in the Greater Detroit area (MI) or Alameda/San Joaquin County (CA)

Manage, direct, and implement operation strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of Business Units goals within two of our largest clients. Focus for short-term goals are on-time delivery, cost of sales, quality and gross margin. Focus for long-term goals are the formulation, planning, and implementation of strategies.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Administer and manage the tkSCS team's standards of quality to provide a safe working environment within one or more of our automotive client sites

  • Manage the operations function concurrent with Business growth, introduction of new operational systems and meeting division financial objectives/P&L responsibilities

  • Meet divisional goals in relation to safety, quality, and on-time delivery of products

  • Develop and implement a Lean strategy and corresponding culture to drive continuous improvement.

  • Establish standard work throughout the automotive locations

  • Conceive, research, plan, target, and control reductions in cost and product lead times on existing and new products

  • Continuously improve customer satisfaction through programs to reduce delinquencies, provide for on-time delivery, and meet customer quality and cos expectations

  • Manage customer expectations and continuously maintain a positive relationship while growing the business

  • Drive operations with standard processes, in addition to a high-level focus on safety and culture

  • Actively seek customer interfaces to communicate and facilitate customer needs within the organization

  • Participate in the implementation of new manufacturing processes, product and systems technology to meet the client's objectives

  • Establish, prepare, implement, revise, and maintain policies and procedures related to client operation support.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related area.

  • Warehousing or transportation experience is a must

  • Diversified background with strong operations, business, and managerial skills with a minimum of 10 years of experience managing multiple facilities

  • Successful history of leading and developing teams

  • Operationally driven with standard processes and a high focus on safety and culture

  • Strong background and experience in the Toyota Production System or similar business system.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters/MBA preferred

  • Automotive experience preferred

thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services NA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as one-stop-shop - from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials - and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes "just-in-time" or "just-in-sequence".

thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services is a dynamic, forward thinking company offering great benefits, career advancement, and abundant learning opportunities. As a subsidiary of the global thyssenkrupp AG based in Germany, we have the security and resources of a large corporation, with a sense of ownership that is usually reserved for small companies. At tk your voice will be heard. When you join our team you are joining a skilled group of professionals with diverse backgrounds across many cultures and industries. Our company values are centered on promoting personal growth, diversity, community engagement, environmental responsibility, and career development. As a growing company, opportunities for advancement are plentiful for those who are willing to work hard - we strive to promote from within.

In the last four years our company size has nearly quadrupled. We now employ over 3,000 people across 35+ locations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Working mainly in 5 major industries ¬- automotive, renewable energy, heavy manufacturing, commercial construction, and infrastructure logistics - we strive to be the preferred provider for supply chain services in North America. Our services span our "Hands, Wheels, Walls" approach: Quality Inspection, Logistics Management, and Warehousing & Distribution.

If this sounds like the right environment for you, apply today to thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services:
It's not just a job, it's a career.

We work together closely and respect each other, for over 200 years. If that is just as important to you as it is to us, apply now!thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely independent industrial and technology businesses.Across 78 countries the group generated sales of €42.0 billion in fiscal 2018/2019. Under a strong umbrella brand our products and services make an important contribution to creating a better and sustainable future. The skills and commitment of our over 106,000 employees are the basis of our success. With our technologies and innovations, we work with our customers to develop cost-efficient and resource-friendly solutions to future challenges. We combine performance orientation with corporate and social responsibility.