Timis county

On behalf of our client, one of the leading tier automotive suppliers located in Timis county (40 km from Timisoara), we are looking for a Plant Manager.


The Plant Manager  will face the following challenges:

  • Driving results of the plant; work and optimize the organization to deliver results
  • Manage complexity in a growing environment, including launches of new innovative products
  • Drive lean and continuous improvement to improve competitive positions through cost reduction, quality assurance and on-time delivery
  • Stabilizing the current operations in the plant
  • He/ She will report directly to the Country Director  for Romania.
  • He/ She will have several direct reports and will be immediate superior of the plant organizations of location.


The Plant Manager for this location will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage operations and coordinate whole functions to reach and exceed Plant business objectives (Cost model, hourly rates, manufacturing cost, QVC targets, H&S targets).
  • Lead initiatives to improve competitiveness of Plant. Ensure continuous improvement of the business processes in place by focusing on lean initiatives.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of departments concerned with the creation of products.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of support functions within the plant.
  • Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
  • Assure continuity of cost reduction in all processes.
  • Direct and coordinate organization’s financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
  • Oversee implementation of Corporate and Divisional policies, goals, objectives as well as procedures and ensure compliance with both external and internal requirements.
  • Encourage excellence culture and act as a role model.
  • Promote the understanding and implementation of the Enterprise Operating System (EOS).
  • Proactively analyze organizational needs and ensure development of people according to current & future needs.
  • Looks for continuous improvement opportunities and generates suggestions. Develops and/or sponsors innovative approaches and ideas.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, determines appropriate action beyond guidelines and addresses potentially unsafe conditions.


Job Requirements:

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
  • Project Management – Develops project plans; assigns and coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Communication Skills – Speaks and writes clearly as well as informatively; demonstrates advanced presentation skills to address different audiences and complex content.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Leadership – Displays advanced leadership skills with the ability to adapt to changing situations and/or individuals’ needs.
  • Managing People – Assigns clear tasks/objectives to direct reports; is able to manage by objectives; provides and accepts feedback; drives performance evaluation for his direct reports.


The Profile:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) from four-year college or university; with 8 years specific experience
  • The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering (electronics) or Industrial Engineering/Economics
  • Six Sigma black belt certification preferred
  • Global operational experience gained from multinational companies; preferably in the wiring harness or larger automotive industries
  • Advanced manufacturing experience within a multi-country environment, including hands-on experience in managing operations
  • Successful track record of managing new product launches
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary manufacturing processes; such as lean manufacturing, six sigma and Shainin problem solving techniques
  • Direct experience in other functions, such as general management, operations or quality management
  • Experience in a high-matrix international environment
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Advanced English skills (written and verbal)