Production Unit Manager


Holland, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Production 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 38117 

Benefits: United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the production departments       
  • Ensures that products in his production unit are produced on time, are of good quality and meet or exceed all customer and company standards  
  • Creates flow efficiency by usage of value stream mapping   
  • Drives continuous improvement through implementation and application of BOSLE principles and best practices        
  • Steers and ensures daily routines (e. g. Morning Meetings) to install a mindset of continuous improvement and problem solving      
  • Executes new project launches by making capacities available for try-outs (equipment, manpower, …), R@R as a core team member for production   
  • Ensures and follows safety procedures within the production organization being attentive to unsafe behaviors or conditions and taking necessary corrective actions  
  • Ensures that planned KPIs are met or exceeded     
  • Identifies and solves problems affecting production throughput, quality, or cost performance and for optimizing manpower and equipment efficiency and utilization by usage of BOSLE tools and problem solving       
  • Ensures adherence to rigorous predictive and preventive maintenance schedules that increase efficiency and extend the useful life of capital equipment  
  • Develops and validates team leaders, training and assessment for standardized work
  • Prepares and maintains personnel training/performance records and attendance tracking  for continuous development of employees      
  • Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce. Leads by example and lives up to BENTELER’s mission, values and global leadership principles.  Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees 


Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3-5 years previous production management experience preferably in automotive.
  • Prior experience in Lean/5S/Kaizan.
  • Prior experience in developing employees.
  • Prior experience leading cross functional teams.
  • Ability to produce reports in Microsoft Excel.
  • Understanding of standard work.


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John M Meyne 

BENTELER Human Resources



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The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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