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General Manager

Job ID: 7902


Our client is a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies with a successful history of over 130 years since its foundation. They provide highly integrated, comprehensive manufacturing solutions to customers who build equipment and manage projects – ranging from locomotives to forklifts and bulldozers to power generation equipment.  They are a contract metal fabrication company with offerings that include steel fabrication, tube processing, plasma and laser cutting, metal forming, welding, machining, and more to support global OEMs in North America. Our client seeks a General Manager to oversee the Monterrey, Mexico plant with 240,000 sq/ft powerhouse of multi-step metal fabrications and welded assemblies. Supporting some of the most advanced equipment manufacturers in the world, our clients' Mexico fabrication facility showcases an extensive lineup of equipment with experienced personnel. The Monterrey site partners with original equipment manufacturers through a collaborative approach, with a comprehensive fabrication process, and a commitment to on-time delivery.  Industries serviced are material handling, construction, railroad and ancillary, renewable energy, industrial, infrastructure and mining.  Capabilities include laser, plasma and oxy fuel cutting, press brake, welding, machining, kitting and assembly, blasting and painting.


The General Manager is the primary leadership role within the manufacturing plant in Monterrey that is accountable for the financial performance of the plant.  They will ensure profitability, growth and future strategy of the plant to ensure the company achieves its short and long-term financial and operating objectives as set in the overall business plan. The GM oversees both manufacturing and sales and reports to the President based in the US headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed profitability goals set for the Monterrey, Mexico plant with nearly 700 employees.
  • Create and implement the strategic business plan for the Monterrey, Mexico plant.
  • Hire, lead, evaluate, and develop a team of managers to ensure that the objectives set forth in the strategic business plan are met
  • Create a safe work environment that is in compliance with all internal company policies as well as all local, state and federal regulations
  • Drive the sales programs and strategy for all customers serviced by the plant
  • Provides accurate monthly projections to corporate Finance and the President
  • Establishes and maintains uniform production goals
  • Develop and implement plant performance plans and metrics that support the overall goals and objectives of the plant
  • Establish and oversee budgets, plans, policies, and programs that will effectively implement the business strategies and objectives set by the President
  • Monitor the competitive environment to identify business threats and opportunities and develop business plans to address them
  • Represent the business in dealing with internal and external stakeholders, with a particular responsibility to develop and maintain good relations with customers and suppliers
  • Maintains consistent and responsive communication and reporting with corporate


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in general management roles in Manufacturing/Fabrication in Mexico is required.
  • Experience with metal fabrication, metal mechanical manufacturing, or heavy manufacturing is required.  
  • P&L management and full profit center experience overseeing both manufacturing and sales required.
  • General knowledge of pricing.
  • Experience developing a strategic business plan. 
  • Able to work in a high-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • The ideal candidate will have entrepreneurial skills, good business acumen, be a change agent and have turnaround experience.
  • Must have excellent leadership skills.
  • Experience with ERP system required. EPICOR is a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook.
  • 2 or 4-year University degree, or equivalent experience, required. BA/BS preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.

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