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Assistant General Manager

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted May 23, 2023.


Job Number: 57634 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Massiv Die Form 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Assistant General Manager to join our tooling operation team. As the Assistant General Manager, you will work closely with the General Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations, drive performance, and ensure the smooth functioning of our tooling operation. Your role will involve providing leadership, managing staff, optimizing production processes, and maintaining quality standards. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in tooling operations, excellent organizational and managerial skills, and a passion for achieving operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities

1. Support the General Manager in the overall management of the tooling operation, including production, quality control, and maintenance.

2. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement strategic plans, objectives, and performance metrics to drive operational efficiency and productivity.

3. Supervise and lead a team of employees, including hiring, training, coaching, and performance evaluation.

4. Ensure compliance with safety protocols, regulations, and quality standards throughout the operation.

5. Monitor and analyze production data, identify areas for improvement, and implement corrective actions to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

6. Manage inventory levels, procurement, and supplier relationships to ensure timely availability of materials and components required for production.

7. Coordinate with engineering teams to provide input on tooling design, modifications, and enhancements to improve performance and reduce downtime.

8. Implement and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various processes and equipment, ensuring consistency and adherence to quality requirements.

9. Foster a culture of continuous improvement by promoting innovation, identifying best practices, and implementing process enhancements.

10. Resolve operational issues, customer complaints, and technical challenges in a timely manner, ensuring customer satisfaction and retention.

11. Monitor and control operational expenses to meet budgetary goals and financial objectives.

12. Stay updated with industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory changes relevant to tooling operations.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.

2. Proven experience (5+ years) in a managerial or supervisory role within a tooling operation or manufacturing environment.

3. Strong knowledge of tooling operations, manufacturing processes, and quality control systems.

4. Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire employees.

5. Sound understanding of safety regulations, quality standards, and compliance requirements.

6. Proficient in data analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making.

7. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and interact with stakeholders.

8. Strong organizational and multitasking abilities, with keen attention to detail.

9. Proficiency in using computer software and tools relevant to production planning, inventory management, and data analysis.

10. Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies is a plus.

11. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and handle multiple priorities effectively.

Additional Information

If you are a highly motivated professional with a passion for driving operational excellence and have a strong background in tooling operations, we invite you to apply for the role of Assistant General Manager. Join our team and contribute to our continued success in delivering high-quality products to our customers.

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.