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RecruiterThe Martin Veasey Partnership
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
BenefitsVery Competitive Package including Bonus & Benefit
Town/CityPoznan, Poland
LocationsAvon, Birmingham, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Herefordshire, London, Shropshire, Somerset, South West, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations
Date Posted29 August 2017

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“High profile transformational change management role for Automotive Plant Operations Management Professional with track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety, within Lean, Six Sigma, Automotive Pressings and Welded Assemblies Engineering Environment.”

Salary Very Competitive Package including Bonus & Benefits & Relocation Assistance

Location: Poznan, Poland

Our client is a world class manufacturer of automotive metal pressings and welded assembles for the global automotive market and operates a number of plants in the UK and Europe.

Due to dynamic growth our client is now seeking an Engineering degree educated Plant General Manager to take the lead at a state of the art and strategic site located in Poland. The Polish operations are currently undergoing a technological and equipment upgrade and site consolidation and development programme to streamline processes, improve cost effectiveness and efficiency in order to meet rising volumes/throughput to support new and existing automotive customer growth.

The successful candidate for the role of Plant General Manager will therefore demonstrate a high profile and visible leadership style, and a track record of transformational change management and people development, engagement and motivation against a backdrop of a “best in class”, automotive site development programme. Ideally this experience will have been gained within a blue chip multinational automotive pressings and welding assembles engineering environment renowned for its world class/leading edge standards in terms of operational performance, people development, change management and leadership - an "employer of choice".

The ideal applicant will possess a university degree in Engineering, possibly supplemented with a Masters. Current and previous production/manufacturing site operations management experience gained within a fast moving lean processing, high customer service focused automotive pressings and welded assemblies engineering environment will be a prerequisite. The sites are unionised so excellent, well-honed ER skills are essential.   Experience of working in Poland and a knowledge of the Polish language are essential to success.  Fluency in Business English is also essential.

The Role:

The primary purpose of the role is to be responsible for optimizing labour; safety on site; material and equipment resources to maximize production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service. We are seeking people with experience of turnaround/transformation, continuously improving and developing such operations as the sites take on increased customer volumes.

The Ideal Candidates:

• Must be University degree educated in Engineering or similar
• Consistent career history in blue chip automotive pressings and welded assemblies  multinational environments
• High profile leadership experience in a Plant/Site Operations. Worked at Plant/Factory/Production or Manufacturing Manager Level.
• Experience gained in the UK and Poland is essential and Polish language capabilities are key to leadership success.  Fluency in Business English is also critical.
• Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards
• Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management is key.
• Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion with track record of excellent team development and engagement to delivery continuous improvement.
• Demonstrated experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
• Ideally experience of working within high volume / target driven manufacturing environment.
• Led and achieved results in UK, Poland or other Eastern European, multi-single automotive pressings and welded assemblies engineering production site, managing cross functionally.
• Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level through continuous improvement within best in class operations.
• Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
• Excellent experience of the Budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process
• Project Management qualification highly advantageous
• Knowledge and use of Lean/Six Sigma.
• PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
• Resilient, driven, results focused personality -  a high achiever

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Recruiter: The Martin Veasey Partnership
Tel: +44 (0)1905 381320
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