AGC | Assistant Production Manager, Elizabethtown, KY

AGC Automotive Americas (AANA) is a leading supplier of automotive glazing for the OEM and aftermarket industries and is part of the AGC Group, the largest global glass supplier employing more than 50,000 worldwide in approximately 30 countries.

Leads, manages, and supervises all manufacturing activities in coordination with the Production Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads production activities to attain KPIs – safety, quality, yield, productivity performance targets.
  • Develops production specialists, coordinators and students through coaching, feedback, and continued training activities. Provides input into development of process engineers and other supporting positions to those managers.
  • Interfaces with production coordinators for manufacturing issues.
  • Assists production manager in strategic planning.
  • Provides support for new model development on production processes.
  • Leads / participates in problem solving activities regarding safety, quality, mechanical and process concerns.
  • Ensures quality of product to customer specifications are met consistently.
  • Ensures safe workplace for associates and visitors by establishing and maintaining 5S objectives.
  • Advises and expedites the resolution and implementation of corrective actions to facilitate continuous improvement in the areas of customer satisfaction, cost, work simplification, safety, employee satisfaction, budgetary conformance or other goals and objectives.
  • Supports and leads KTA activities for manufacturing.
  • Supports and coordinates plant activities between support departments such as maintenance, manufacturing, and engineering teams.
  • Demonstrates leadership values in all aspect of responsibilities.
  • Coordinates work schedules of direct reports.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (business or technical degree preferred)
  • Three to five years related leadership and production experience

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize problem solving tools such as Six Sigma, Fishbone, KT, 8D, etc.
  • Basic to moderate computer skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Quality systems and ISO knowledge
  • Previous experience in leading continuous improvement activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong process skills
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Ability to develop and present solid solutions to team members and management
  • Strong leadership and associate development skills

Leadership Competencies:

  • Passion – Exhibits a dedication to the AGC mission, plant and department mission, people and values pursuing continuous improvement and thinking deeply about our business.
  • Innovation & Change Orientation – Networks with internally and externally. Stimulates, encourages, and cultivates new thinking, ideas and experimentation.  Exhibits intolerance for maintaining the status quo.  Anticipates and quickly adapts to change.  Takes calculated risks.
  • Influence & Communication – Expresses a clear and inspiring vision of the future. Overcomes resistance to change and builds a commitment for the future.  Engages others in achieving more than they believe they can achieve.  Takes time to get to know and communicate with others at every level of the company.  Facilitates listening, open dialog, and two-way communication.
  • Leveraging Diversity – Aggressively seeks to eliminate barriers that inhibit collaboration. Identifies and utilizes diverse talent from across the organization.  Employs the strengths of diverse teams to facilitate cross-organizational strategy and initiatives.
  • Selecting & Developing the Best People – Actively engages in identifying and developing successors and high potential candidates for future leadership roles. Sets and demands a consistent standard for selecting from inside or outside and puts them in right positions.  Recognizes and mentors unrealized potential in others.  Identifies and provides opportunities for growth and development.  Provides feedback and coaching to achieve peak performance.  Empowers teams to think and work independently.
  • Leading Toward Success – Empowers individuals and teams to translate vision into goals and goals into action. Provides the resources necessary to attain goals and complete actions.  Confirms that actions taken are timely and consistent with best practices from both within and outside the company and industry.  Assigns specific accountabilities and holds oneself responsible for outcomes.  Engages in a continuous process of “thinking and rethinking” goals, strategies, actions, and progress to arrive at optimal solutions and results (PDCA).  Promotes and engages in fact-based decision making that facilitates quick action.  Eliminates barriers that impeded progress toward key projects and goals.  Persists until goals have been reached.
  • Integrity – Behaves in a predictable, consistent and reliable manner. Follows through and delivers on commitments.  Leads by example.  Communicates an agenda with transparency.  Acts in a manner that puts company interest before self-interest.  Exhibits unquestionable business ethics on a global basis.
  • Courage for Challenge – Expresses optimism and a positive attitude even when faced with adversity and crisis. Makes tough decisions.  Learns from failure and recovers.  Engages in life-long professional and personal development.

We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, structured bonus plan, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Equal Opportunity Employer – To be considered applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.