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Dynaxxxxxxc Details- and Results-Focused Leader Comxxxxxxtted to Optixxxxxxzing Multi-Site Plant, Program & Operational Initiatives
High-Volume Plant Operations ￨ Manufacturing / Production ￨ Team Building / Training
Strategic Analysis / Planning ￨ Trends Tracking ￨ Multixxxxxxllion-Dollar Budget Management
Lean Manufacturing ￨ Best Practices ￨ 5S Methodology ￨ Continuous Process Optixxxxxxzation ￨ Compliance
Highly Accomplished Leader who drives companywide growth, creates targeted initiatives, provides world-class products / services, and cultivates a strong company image with superior quality. Top Performer who offers solutions-centric critical thinking for insightful, change-oriented results to align with a company s vision, value, and goals. Out-of-the-Box Thinker who rises above fast-paced business challenges to improve the bottom line and achieve winning outcomes, including quickly adapting to evolving operational scenarios. Excellent Communicator who develops synergistic relationships with C-level executives, operational teams, suppliers, and customers, and who leads peers by example and with ethics and integrity while maintaining up-to-date OEM and Tier 1 supplier knowledge and industry trends awareness.
Core Competencies Include:
Driving strategic decision-making success in culturally diverse workplaces.
Exhibiting recognition as a quick study who rapidly picks up new concepts.
Cross-functionally leading high-performance teams to deliver quality-focused products.
Offering strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, as well as solid attention to detail.
Providing hands-on leadership support always willing to go the extra xxxxxxle to surpass the status quo.
Bridgewater Interiors (Joint Venture with Adient), Detroit, XXXXXX
Capitalize on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking operations of the first union plant in Adient to globally achieve AMS Level 3, including preparing a $22-xxxxxxllion budget while managing direct reports in HR, health and safety, materials, quality, engineering, and IT areas. Coordinate initiatives to promote continuous improvement as a culture, including directing monthly plant-wide communications meetings while consistently achieving all plant-wide deliverables and targets. Collaborate among commercial teams to target new business, as well as proactively assess risk and opportunities. Identify top-perforxxxxxxng suppliers, and liaise among purchasing teams to improve supplier performance and pricing.
Honored with competitive GM Supplier Quality Award.
Substantially improved the AMS plant ranking from 221 to 31.
Conceptualized and developed a popular new Lunch with the Plant Manager activity.
Improved packaging costs while reducing prexxxxxxum freight and enhancing truck utilization.
Implemented plant s High-Performance Teams the first BWI plant to achieve 5S plant benchmark.
Achieved continuous improvement targets of $2.2+ xxxxxxllion and profit plan with 45% decrease in volume.
Launched Impala, La Crosse, and RECARO specialty seating and attained Malibu targets, including zero safety issues and zero customer complaints, as well as 100% financial targets and delivery achieved.
Dakkota Integrated Systems, Holt, XXXXXX
Plant Manager (2012 2015)
Strategically steered fast-paced JIT-based plant operations encompassing engineering, quality, materials, safety, IT, and quality initiatives while expertly developing and managing a $170+ xxxxxxllion budget. Drove operations growth by recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing 300+ hourly and salary teams as the designated Coach of Dakkota. Built and sustained mutually beneficial relationships among a diverse clientele to further boost bottom-line performance.
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Dakkota Integrated Systems, Holt, XXXXXX
Plant Manager (continued)
Led the successful launches of Cadillac ATS and CTS.
Proactively restored Q1 score to record-high 1,600 from a low of 700.
Received company award for plant performance with scrap reduction of 63%.
Reduced recordable injuries 60% by conducting ergonoxxxxxxc assessments and safety tours.
Expertly captured $900,000+ in cost savings and increased team member involvement by 70%.
Honored as GM Supplier of the Year and GM Supplier of the Year (Service) for first time in Dakkota s history, and additionally received Ford Silver World Excellence Award for job performance.
Operations Manager (2010 2012)
Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward overseeing high-value operations to achieve safety, quality, cost, and delivery targets while managing 150 hourly and salary staff. Led functional small groups that promoted Lean manufacturing principles and establish a culture of continuous improvements. Spearheaded workflow concepts to drive team-focused initiatives. Developed a dynaxxxxxxc mentoring program for seamless employee transition to leadership roles.
Reduced formal customer complaints by 50%.
Successfully captured $1.5 xxxxxxllion in operational savings.
Conceptualized, developed, and launched a Reward & Recognition Program.
Improved product flow and increased first-time-through yield from 88.3% to 98.8%.
Enhanced manpower efficiency 17% and increased jobs-per-hour by 45% via production improvements.
Detroit Axle, Detroit, XXXXXX
Operations Manager (2004 2008)
Directed high-volume engineering, maintenance, and quality control across efficient assembly operations to generate $800+ xxxxxxllion in annual companywide revenue while overseeing a $150-xxxxxxllion budget. Managed 1,500+ employees as designated HR Generalist, and shifted to a team-centric culture promoting empowerment, involvement, and accountability.
Improved throughput 12% via launch of a new preventative maintenance program.
Played a vital role in introducing and implementing plant-wide Smart Manufacturing.
Improved schedule conformance 15% via prompt resolution of consistent equipment failures.
Area Manager (2003 2004)
Led targeted decision-making across all facets of assembly operations encompassing carrier assembly, welder presses, and rear axle assembly process. Cost-effectively managed a $120-xxxxxxllion budget. Continually fostered staff acceptance of inevitable culture change, including conducting comprehensive monthly meetings with employees to review plant targets.
Recognized by C-level leadership for dramatic turnaround of the assembly department.
Consistently achieved budget goals by elixxxxxxnating wastes in manpower, material, and machinery.
Bachelor of Business Adxxxxxxnistration Ohio University, Athens, OH
Grow Detroit s Young Talent (GDYT) ￨ UNCF Walk for Education
Acts of Kindness Luncheon for Southwest Detroit Police, EMS & Fire Department
Breast Cancer Awareness ￨ Noah Project ￨ Detroit Makeover ￨ Clark Park Clean-Up ￨ Flint Water Crisis
Hiring Agent Name
I am exploring a new career opportunity within a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role, and I believe that I can make a positive contribution to your success.
To acquaint you with my background, I offer proven talents in High-Volume Plant Operations, Multixxxxxxllion-Dollar Budget Management, Lean Manufacturing / Production, 5S, Best Practices, Program Development / Management, and Regulatory Compliance. I am also well-versed in Team Building / Training, Strategic Analysis / Planning, Trends Tracking, and Continuous Process Improvement. Furthermore, I consistently achieve winning outcomes due to my superior skills in critical thinking, communications, conflict resolution, workflow prioritization, and attention to detail. To complement this experience, please note that I earned a Bachelor of Business Adxxxxxxnistration from Ohio University.
Currently, as a Plant Manager with Bridgewater Interiors (Adient), I expertly direct the first union plant in Adient to globally achieve AMS Level 3, including preparing a $22-xxxxxxllion budget while managing direct reports in HR, health and safety, materials, quality, engineering, and IT areas. Within this role, I coordinate initiatives to promote continuous improvement as a culture, including directing monthly plant-wide communications meetings while continually attaining plant-wide deliverables. I also collaborate among teams to target new business and assess risks and opportunities. Furthermore, I identify top-perforxxxxxxng suppliers, and liaise among purchasing staff to improve performance and pricing.
A sample of my accomplishments include:
Achieving a competitive GM Supplier Quality Award.
Substantially improving the AMS plant ranking from 221 to 31.
Conceptualizing and developing a popular new Lunch with the Plant Manager activity.
Improving packaging costs while reducing prexxxxxxum freight and enhancing truck utilization.
Implementing plant s High-Performance Teams the first BWI plant to achieve 5S plant benchmark.
Achieving continuous improvement targets of $2.2+ xxxxxxllion and profit plan with 45% volume decrease.
Launching Impala, La Crosse, and RECARO specialty seating and attaining Malibu targets, including zero safety issues and zero customer complaints, as well as 100% financial targets and delivery achieved.
As this is just an example of my abilities, please refer to my enclosed resume for additional leadership experience.
I am eager to discuss how my qualifications uniquely match your current and future needs, and look forward to interviewing with you soon.
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