General Manager
Job Opportunity at EXEK Recruiters, Ltd.

Posted on Nov 29

http://www.exek-recruiters.com    +1 (585) 292-0550

Location: Bay City, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4173036


A $900MM+ dollar International Manufacturer is seeking a GENERAL MANAGER for their Advanced Materials R&D and Manufacturing plant, located in Bay City, Michigan (160 employees & $40MM+ in sales). It is a critically important operation, which directly addresses their customers’ unique and ever changing product needs. It is a high mix / low volume contract manufacturer that produces customized material form products primarily utilized in high temperature applications and semiconductor manufacturing.

Excellent career opportunity for an ambitious up-and-coming management executive to join one of the primary business units of the entire global corporation.  It is an organization that is strong and already achieving its goals. This job offers high visibility and excellent avenues for further advancement.

The company is seeking a strong leader, who can continue to cultivate a culture of OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE, which is based upon sound tools and techniques that encourages and promotes participation and ownership at all levels of the organization. They want someone, who is decisive and goal-oriented, but also an effective leader, who can inspire his or her team to take their game to the next level of excellence by drawing upon their individual strengths and giving them the focus needed to achieve all goals.  A leader and a coach versus just a boss.

  1. 15 to 25 years of job shop manufacturing experience is required – high mix / low volume production. 
    • >Strong preference for manufacturing experience involving machining, heat treatment, and thin film coatings for customers in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.
    • >Other high temperature manufacturing industrial experience like metals, glass, carbon graphite, and ceramics will be seriously considered.
  2. A BS degree is required. (Ideally in Engineering or Manufacturing)
  3. Must have strong experience leading all aspects of a manufacturer including business operations (sales, marketing, business development, customer service, etc...). Must have a proven management background.
  4. Must be a champion of Continuous Improvement, ideally utilizing Operational Excellence or Lean Manufacturing.
    • Does not need to be a Lean Expert / Six Sigma Black Belt, etc….
    • They are NOT seeking a Change Agent.
  5. Must have significant P&L experience.
  6. Must be able to wear multiple hats within the organization. Understand the needs of divergent groups. Must have a good grasp of the big picture regarding overall business objectives.
  7. Must be a team player, who has experience working within a MATRIXED hierarchical management structure.  Team Concept philosophies are critical.
  8. Must be able to get a DOD Security Clearance and/or be able to gain access to sensitive materials via ITAR rules.
  9. Experience working for a Multi-National / International corporation is a big plus. Foreign language skills are also a plus (especially French, Chinese, Korean, and/or Japanese).
  10. Willing to travel (10%) - Either has or can easily get a Passport for International travel.

COMPENSATION:  Target range between $130K to $140K, but there is a little wiggle room for an applicant they really like ($150K Max).  27% bonus plus company car.
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