Job Details: General Manager - Mexico Operations

General Manager - Mexico Operations
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Tijuana, Mexico
Job Description:

Job Summary:

Our client is a global electronics company seeking a General Manager for their plant in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. This position will be responsible for the cost side of the P&L and the activities of manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, quality, planning (supply chain) and project management for 2 manufacturing sites and a distribution center, all located in multiple cities in Baja California, Mexico.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead role ensuring consistent administration of environmental, safety and health (EHS) policies/practices in accordance with the federal, state and local law and corporate policy to ensure the safety and health of the organization.
  • Participates in formulating/administering company policies and developing long range goals/objectives.
  • Directs/coordinates activities of the responsible departments on a day to day basis to ensure that daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual objectives are met.
  • Quality, cost, delivery and human relations are the key aspects of this role while meeting/exceeding the financial objectives of the business.
  • Sponsors the Lean activities targeted at waste elimination, continuous improvement and throughput increases.
  • Footprint rationalization as needed, for cost reduction and capacity expansions.
  • Development and monitoring Key Performance Indices (KPI).
  • Drive cost reduction (productivity) planning and execution in accordance with the financial plan.
  • Reviews/analyses activities related to costs, operations, CAPEX and forecast data to determine progress toward financial goals and objectives and considers the long range impact of growing the business and adjusts actions to insure compliance.
  • Responsible for the cost side of the P&L and development of annual CAPEX budget.
  •  Responsible for the budget/forecast processes as well as ongoing monitoring to ensure compliance.
  • Confers with VP/other senior personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status/conditions.
  • Develops plans and executes actions to meet the decided upon actions.
  • Provides oversight and coordination to other business in Operations related matters to drive consistency among the businesses.
  • Develops succession planning strategies in coordination with HR to insure continuation of leadership/individual contributor roles going forward.
  • Serves as member of senior staff and participates in the overall direction of the business while serving as business unit representative, as needed, in corporate initiatives.
  • Active promoter of a safe culture for all in house activities.
  • Responsible for selecting, training, motivation and developing existing staff as well as acting as a facilitator. Also responsible for promoting and maintaining inter-departmental harmony.
  • Represents the organization in Industrial, commercial or service trade associations to develop an acceptance of the company, as well as to detect situations and trends that can affect the organization.
  • Has organizational General power of attorney.
  • Logistics Management
  • General oversight of a warehouse/distribution operation and interplant shipping and transportation.
  • Ensure all EHS requirements are met and sustained.
  • Monitor and review distribution metrics to align with company goals/objectives.(Financial Metrics, On Time Delivery, Staffing)
  • Continued review of internal processes to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Responsible for annual department budget and STRAT planning.

Position Requirements:

  • 8-10 years applicable manufacturing operations experience.
  • Experience with manufacturing a high mix, low volume product. Maquiladora preferred.
  • Electromechanical product experience desired.  LED Lighting preferred.
  • Prior Plant Manager experience.
  • Multicultural, and bilingual, reading and writing that allow fluid presentations and participation in negotiation processes.
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to new requirements.
  • Proven leadership experience managing facilities, project management, quality, purchasing and supply chain. 
  • Management by Objectives and Data Driven individual.
  • Very detailed oriented.
  • Strong technical background.
  • Must enjoy the challenges of changing a culture and removing barriers.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws., including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining (corrective action) of employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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