Job Details: Business Unit Manager

Title:
Business Unit Manager
Job Id:
6708
Location:
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Payroll:
Mexico
Job Description:

Job Summary

Our client, a global packaging manufacturer is seeking a Business Unit Manager for its operations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Reporting to the LATAM Manager Director, the Business Unit Manager is responsible for all operations from customer quotation and order entry to delivery of goods and receiving of payments for the business unit.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall direction of all manufacturing functions.
  • Responsible for management of capital assets, plant, machinery and inventory.
  • Responsible for managing all plant costs within company budgets.
  • Establishes plant policies and procedures in alignment with global rules.
  • Directs and co-ordinates material management, production operations and process
  • improvement on a day-to-day basis.
  • Manage systems and procedures for operational cost and usage controls.
  • Works closely with sales and customers to facilitate technical information interface.
  • Establishes process costing.
  • Assists engineering with new product development.
  • Monitors and analyses manufacturing costs, comparing results with other sources to find the best match for the business unit as well as a basis for improvements.
  • Responsible for building security.
  • Performs special tasks for Corporate as required.
  • Manage physical inventory of materials and components, as well as the best utilization of materials.
  • Develop and execute Production Plan as part of the client's annual Business Planning process.
  • Develop and update production forecasts based on the input from sales forecasts on an ongoing basis in line with the client's planning/rolling forecast system.
  • Coordinates month-end physical inventory count (Raw, WIP, FG):
    • Counting and reporting
    • Monitors monthly usage and waste reports
    • Trouble-shooting and variance analysis
  • Lead and compile the company’s forecasting (annual and rolling 4Q) as part of the corporate planning cycle.
  • Assist in Accounts Receivable collections for past dues over 10 days.
  • Adhere to ISO 9001 and 14001 Policies and Procedures and ensure employee adherence to ISO system.
  • Report on Quality KPI’s and Improvements
    • Track and report out on both customer concerns and non-conformances on a monthly basis.
    • Track the cost of quality both external and internal.
    • Analyze manufacturing data for value added improvements.
    • Report on year to date PPM.
    • Track closure rate of N/C issued to the client.
    • Track new improvements as well as closing dates.
  • Continuously improve client's costing and pricing systems.
  • Plan the Business Unit to meet Company goals and objectives, as defined from time to time.
  • Key Performance Indicators
    • On time reporting
    • Accuracy of information
    • Cash flow, cash management key ratios
    • Cost control efficiency among peers
  • Manage the Human Resources function.
  • Develop and manage the human resources according to company policies and guidelines in the client's ISO procedures.
  • Balance the human resources with the capacity needs to fulfill market demand.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • 7+ years’ experience in an operations or plant management role
  • 2+ years in a manufacturing or industrial company, preferably wood or heavy duty
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal

Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Planning and Organizational skills
  • Demonstrated personal presentation, oral, and written skills
  • Proven ability with MS Office
  • Ability to manage others, resolve interpersonal conflicts, investigate issues and effective run the operations of the entire business unit
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve complex customer and company problems
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex business-related documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to at all levels of the company, customers, and potential customers.
  • Bi-Lingual Capabilities Desirable (Spanish/English/Other)
  • ISO 9001-2015
  • ISO 14001


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