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Plant Managing Director

Job ID: 7705


Our client is a European company with operations in Europe, China and Mexico, recognized for supplying precision-machined components to renowned automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs.  They currently seek a Plant Managing Director to oversee their Mexico manufacturing business (200 to 300 employees) based in Mexicali, Baja California Mexico.  This position reports to the CEO of the company.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as legal Mexico- representative for the company, report regularly to CEO in HQ in Europe.
  • Responsible for all the production and commercial management of Mexican company, including P&L responsibilities.
  • Run and develop the business in Mexicali according to technical and commercial standards of HQ and its customers.
  • Responsible for execution of annual business plan through delivering the forecasted monthly and yearly budget, as well as monthly production plans within targeted costs, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Respect strict quality management system requirements
  • Plan, develop and implement new strategies and tools developed with support of HQ to meet customer expectations and organizational performance plans within agreed budgets and timescales.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate controlling and systems for measuring operational management and development.
  • Optimize manufacturing processes, cycle times and structures.
  • Report to shareholders board on organizational plans and performance figures.
  • Supporting central company functions (sales, purchasing, IT, Eng., SCM, FIN, HR, …) in executing their functional activities in the plant.
  • Will be supported by strong leadership from the management team toward preparation for further growth.



  • Solid working experience in a similar hands-on role (i.e., Plant Manager, General Manager, Managing Director, Director of Operations) in a multi-national company, preferably low-mid to mid-size company and an Automotive background (Tier 1 or Tier 2 suppliers) highly preferred. May consider aerospace.
  • Experience with P&L Management.
  • Experience in Machining manufacturing would be a plus.
  • Experience in SAP preferred.
  • Strong background in production management
  • Decisive and strong implementer with excellent project management
  • High competence in recruiting and developing shop floor operators and supporting staff.
  • Solid technical background preferred.
  • Excellent communicator with a natural affinity for international companies and their business culture.
  • Experience with client relations is highly preferred.


  • Fluent in English and Spanish (both spoken and written)

Soft Skills:                

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Entrepreneurial and goal-oriented
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Mature with high initiative, and strong sense of responsibility.
  • Able to work under high pressure.
  • Able to hold others accountable and practices accountability.

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