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Kenansville, NC, US

Operations Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Kenansville, NC


As a member of the Operations team, the Operations Manager will be responsible for the four manufacturing areas in the facility providing daily guidance to the area managers, defining plans to execute production schedules while managing the labor associated with the manufacturing teams. The Operations Manager will have direct responsibility for overseeing compliance to safety, quality and manufacturing processes while operating within the policies defined by Lear.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring Operator tasks are being carried out in safe and efficient manor and in compliance with documented SOP’s and work instructions
  • Confer with the materials team to ensure customer define manufacturing schedules are established and feasible. Define and execute plans to achieve schedules.
  • Work closely with the quality and engineering team to effectively address and prevent loss opportunities such as internal scrap, external quality concerns and optimized material usage
  • Build and develop a strong cohesive team to establish leadership depth within the organization.
  • Support continuous improvement process utilizing team approach to implement improvements
  • Establish & Review metrics for each department including safety, quality, delivery, cost control, material flow, employee engagement, and continuous improvement activities.
  • Drive employee engagement through various initiatives including kaizen events, waste walks, employee problem solving occurrences, etc.


Advantages of working at Lear in the functional group:

  • Being part of a dynamic leadership team within a high pace manufacturing environment successfully growing a vertically integrated supply chain commodity for a Powerhouse Tier 1 automotive manufacturer
  • Expanded your process knowledge into the world of automotive textiles working side by side with the R&D Team launching the next interior vision into manufacturing


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 7+ years in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and handle complex environments
  • Ability to interact with all levels in the organization
  • Lead by example and act as a change agent
  • Ability to work within a team environment and drive results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to convey concepts and visions to a wide range of audiences
  • Lean manufacturing experience is strongly desired


Bonus If You Have:

  •   Textile manufacturing experience


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.