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Production Manager

Job ID: 7378


Our client is a global European company with a hot dip galvanizing plant in Tecate, Mexico serving structural steel projects and steel fabricators, solar, and automotive customers, among others. Our client seeks a production manager to lead them in their next growth phase. This production manager must be able to grow into a Plant Manger within the next year.


Essential Job Functions:

  • The Production Manager is responsible for leading and motivating shift production supervisors to meet production output targets in a timely manner.
  • Sets-up the right organization and priorities in conjunction with the Interim Plant Manager.
  • Work closely together with the Interim Plant Manager, to raise volumes and to improve Quality in the plant.
  • Communicates with the customers, solves problems, and implements corrective actions.
  • Create and control budget and work according to budgets.
  • Work close with quality to meet quality standards and to establish a sustainable quality outcome.
  • Elaborate ways to improve the plant performance continuously.
  • Set-up KPI’s, set targets and measure performance.
  • Promote a winning culture and a performance management culture based on KPI’s.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • Previous successful experience as a Production Manager or similar in a manufacturing environment in Mexico. A strong production operations background is required. Familiarity with planning.
  • Knowledge of materials management, purchasing, supply chain, quality, maintenance and process engineering is desirable.
  • Has the tenacity, leadership and results orientation to be able to grow to a plant manager in 6 to 12 months.
  • Experience in Galvanizing would be a bonus. Automotive manufacturing background a plus.
  • Experience in Steel treatment is desired.
  • Understands standard costs and has experience with budgets (i.e., budget control).
  • Leader with fairness who collaborates with and who is willing to work with people.
  • Able to develop leaders and people.
  • Structured and methodical attitude.
  • Hands on mentality.
  • Fast learner.
  • Acts as a change agent (willing to change things) and keeps things moving forward (motivated and disciplined).
  • Chemical or Industrial Engineering degree or similar is preferred.
  • English proficiency. Fluent in Spanish.

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