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Plant General Manager

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Location: Wuxi, 32, China
Date Posted: Jul 3, 2020

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Job Description


As Plant General Manager at Caterpillar, you will provide overall leadership and direction to the areas and facilities required for the manufacture of prime products and components. You will provide the vision for and facilitate the movement to maintain a best in class product manufactured and assembled in a facility(s).

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Develops the annual business plan for all operations sections based on prime product, component, and parts demand
* Makes necessary manpower adjustments by determining to hire full time or temporary employees, increasing overtime, etc.
* Balances operations manpower resources within the facility as a function of production schedules, ensuring compliance to the business plan
* Makes decision requiring a good understanding of shop processes and plant capability
* Manages the balancing of manpower inefficiencies with inventory impact to meet production schedule requirements
* Accountable for the procurement of rough and interplant material; storage and distribution of material in a predetermined quality, quantity and timeliness; and the fabrication, machining, maintenance, assembly, test, paint and shipment of quality products to the customer in a cost effective and timely manner
* Provides direction for the development of quality and productivity improvements on the factory floor
* Manages the timely and cost effective product manufacture along with the requisition of direct material and the purchase of indirect material
* Manages and assures rough and interplant material quality and on time fabrication, machining, assembly, painting and shipping of prime product and parts to customers
* May direct the negotiations, commercial settlements and supply agreements with rough material suppliers
* Provides strategy to resolve supplier delays and to direct product reliability negotiations
* Control operations within all company manufacturing facilities; apply CPS and 6 Sigma methodologies to optimize throughput and efficiency while minimizing waste and ensuring company expectations for quality and delivery are met on time and in full
* Provides direction for the development of quality and productivity improvements on the factory floor and gives direction to ensure timely, cost effective manufacture of prime products and components
* Provides leadership in the development and improvement of quality strategy and other strategic initiatives and aligning manufacturing capital with the capacity requirements and profitability goals
* Provides for the development and improvement of staff by providing expanding experiences, delegating responsibility and providing necessary guidance in solving problems


Required Qualifications:

* Broad background and experience in manufacturing operations and technical resources, as well as good knowledge of purchasing and logistics practices
* Planning and organizational skills
* Ability to influence and motivate people are essential
* Must complete the CPS Operations/Facility Manager functional curriculum
* College or university degree or equivalent experience
* 15 or more years of progressively responsible job-related experience
* Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific actions

Desired Qualifications:

* Broad company knowledge and strong understanding of dealer operations
* Possess knowledge of CPS processes and tools

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Jul 3, 2020