Manufacturing Manager
Lebanon, KY

  1. General Summary:
    Plans and coordinates manufacturing activities through supervision in assigned area (e.g., assembly, filter, injection molding, powertrain, urethane, welding, stamping, etc.) and provides leadership and motivation to direct reports that focus on safety, quality, efficiency, and cost reduction that exceed the customer’s expectations. Collaborates with other support groups and coordinates manufacturing activities with other departments.  Responsible for ensuring all area hoshin goals and objectives including key performance indicator (KPI) targets are met.
  2. Essential Job Functions:
  3. Lead and manage all manufacturing activities and related functions for assigned area(s) to meet customer and company requirements.
  4. Lead manufacturing supervision in utilizing Toyota Production System (TPS) techniques to standardize processes/methods and to identify manufacturing problems and eliminate waste.
  5. Develop and monitor a manufacturing continuous improvement system.
  6. Review launch products and provide direction for successful launch.
  7. Plan and organize layouts for line changes due to volume changes or manpower reductions.
  8. Maintain contact with interdepartmental managers to provide feedback when dealing with process or material changes.
  9. Hold daily staff meetings to communicate daily objectives and discuss successes, failures, and countermeasure activity.
  10. Understand and execute all plant policies and procedures.
  11. Structure and implement area policies and procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation of the company and its team members.
  12. Ensure alignment of area policies and procedures with plant and corporate policies and procedures.
  13. Manage area practices and procedures in compliance with company and industry standards (e.g., TS16949 and ISO14001).
  14. Lead development and management of annual plan, budget, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), operating efficiency, and cost control.
  15. Develop annual plan(Hoshin) and budget for area aligned with plant, regional, and corporate goals as the foundation to keep the plant moving in a safe, quality conscious, and efficient upward trend.
  16. Administer annual plan that incorporates safety, quality, productivity, cost reduction, and team member morale.
  17. Ensure manufacturing area hoshin goals are met and kept on track.
  18. Develop, plan, and maintain the budget for assigned area(s) including making adjustments to achieve targets.
  19. Review and track posted daily, weekly, and monthly goals (including KPI targets and results), spot potential problems, and lead in formulating and implementing short-term and long-term countermeasures and solutions.
  20. Review and plan headcount monthly for labor cost control and PEFF (production efficiency).
  21. Oversee the monthly reporting documents that are finalized for the assigned manufacturing area(s), ensuring accuracy and completion.  Report out monthly reports with targets.
  22. Lead management discussions and planning sessions to help formulate cost reduction, product improvement, and problem solving activities, and present operational performance daily/weekly.
  23. Develop and maintain positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.
  24. Provide direction and motivation to group leaders and supervisors focusing on safety, quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, safety and health, and morale.
  25. Ensure further development of group leaders and supervisors through performance evaluation, development of training plans, feedback, coaching, corrective action, and cascade training
  26. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Minimum 8 years of relevant manufacturing experience required, preferably automotive.
  • Minimum 4 years of leadership experience in a professional environment required.

Language Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Solid working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Lotus Notes/Outlook, Internet, etc.).
  1. Work Environment/Conditions:

Office:  Open Office Environment, moderate noise level.

Plant:  Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level.  PPE ( Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, hearing protection, etc. may be required in engineering, manufacturing, or industrial areas.  Personal attire standards may apply.

Travel:  Must be willing to travel up to 10-20% of the time.

  1. Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, see, and hear.  The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time and is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds.
Disclaimer: This job description is intended to identify the general nature and level of work performed by team members within this classification, as well as certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of team members assigned to this job. To qualify for this job, however, a team member must be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship between TBA and any team member.  EOE

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Lebanon, KY 40033

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