Wabash

Regional Director, Manufacturing

Wabash Lafayette, IN

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Position Overview

The Regional Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing both strategic advancement and day-to-day performance across multiple manufacturing locations. This leader will guide a total headcount of 1200+ employees.

The incumbent will be responsible for aligning the people, processes, measurements, standards, and efforts across their manufacturing sites with a primary focus on safety, quality, delivery, cost, morale, and environmental standards. In addition, they have direct input and responsibility to support implementation of our lean systems deployment and material management standards.

The incumbent is also fully accountable for creating an inclusive and positive organizational culture while developing a strong bench of leadership talent, as well as a next-level pipeline that is a diverse representation in background/experience/thought and prepared to take on larger assignments.

This position is expected to provide consistent leadership, resource, and project plans, and deliver results in line with the business needs.

Responsibilities
  • Senior Leader responsible for day-to-day operational performance: Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost and all associated standard work at their plants.
  • Identify and execute through the operations team’s specific solutions to delivery challenges or customer issues; includes having the implementation plan to remedy existing challenges with detailed expected outcomes based in current and accurate data.
  • Development and execution of strategic plans advancing the plants capability/capacity and efficiency through the planning and execution of plant transformation road maps.
  • Ensures necessary support for each plant ensuring a One Wabash approach.
  • Creates focused lean team; through word and action develops an organization that embraces lean and actively improves the operations using appropriate lean methodologies and tools.
  • Ensures proper capital assessment, request, and productive implementation.
  • Coordinates to effectively implement manufacturing continuous improvements
  • Works closely with Value Stream Leader by actively participating in the development of strategic initiatives; reflects those strategies in the Operations strategic plans
  • Raises the performance and talent through active engagement, mentors, coaches, and trains throughout the operations organization.
  • Raises the engagement and organizational health across the region; creates an inclusive culture through role modeling, setting of expectations and action plans, monitoring and course correcting.
  • Works collaboratively with internal leadership and counterparts to keep abreast of business needs and changes, understands and shares best practice/ new developments in the industry and operations domain for the purpose of achieving business goals and to support the smooth running of operations.
  • Raises the awareness of the local impact of our sites while also increasing the positive impact they have in the communities where we work.
  • Develops and maintains effective escalation management processes.
  • Works closely with the functional experts to advance Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Moral and Environment, and other key operational disciplines. Engages actively with internal stakeholders when critical issues arise during day-to-day operations.
  • Seniority level

    Director
  • Employment type

    Full-time
  • Job function

    Management and Manufacturing
  • Industries

    Retail Motor Vehicles

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