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Production Superintendent in Lafayette, IN at ZF

Date Posted: 2/18/2019

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Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company acquired TRW Automotive on May 15, 2015, which was then integrated within the organization as the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division. The combined company reported sales of €29.2 billion in 2015 and now has a global workforce of around 135,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. ZF annually invests approximately five percent of its sales in Research & Development (€1.4 billion in 2015) ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies.
Responsible for the overall management, direction and coordination of the Reman Business Unit in order to achieve production/sales objectives at lowest cost and highest quality levels using lean production methodology.
  • Sets strategic vision for the business unit that will meet or exceed operating plan goals.
  • Develops budget and forecast expected expenses, production, scrap, capacity, and training.
  • Provides leadership to manufacturing business unit for operations through management of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Housekeeping, waste elimination and process effectiveness.
  • Provides focus for the business unit by planning and preparation of activities to avoid crisis management.
  • Manages and directs business unit team.
  • Maintains communication with staff and other departments on key operational metrics and department performance.
  • Responsible for quality criteria, delivery schedules, cost reduction goals, PIP, process capability, process and product changes.
  • Assists with solving quality, production, and customer issues and complaints.
  • Assists with personnel activities, such as selection, employee development, counseling, and training coordination.
  • Participates in special projects and activities.
  • Completes reports and paperwork.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (business, engineering, materials management, or comparable)
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels in and outside ZF in a professional manner
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and resolve issues and challenges
  • Must be able to influence those not in direct chain of command
  • Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office
  • Capability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize projects
  • Must be effective in a team environment and be able to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills required
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong commitment to quality customer service and satisfaction while following through on assigned projects

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