JOB OFFERINGS North and South America

German Based Injection Molding Group
Serving the Global Automotive Industry
Is Seeking for its Top-Rated Facility in
Western Michigan the
General Manager / VP Operations (m/f/d)

Within the Group, our client is the top-rated main engineering and manufacturing facility for the North American market serving the automotive industry.  The company uses high-precision stamping, complex molding and assembly processes.  They currently employ 180 highly motivated and skilled staff members.  Management system IATF 16949 – 2016 principles are in place.  




The Position and Responsibilities


We have been assigned to search and select the General Manager / VP Operations.  The dramatically changing situation in the automotive industry and the pursuit of ambitious goals regarding E-Mobility is making a restructuring of the US organization necessary.  In your role as General Manager / VP Operations you will concentrate on Sales and Manufacturing.  The position will be based at the manufacturing facility in Western Michigan.





Key Accountabilities in your sales role: 


  • Identify, qualify and capture sales opportunities in the automotive industry
  • Develop ongoing market penetration strategy
  • Meet sales targets and strategic goals
  • Identify, develop and cultivate key accounts in the automotive industry
  • Establish long-term relationships and maintain strong contacts with key accounts to identify long-term time trends in demand and supply behavior

Key Accountabilities in your manufacturing role:

  • Have an overview of production issues, anticipate production needs 
  • Attend daily production meetings, define and realize corrective actions 
  • Oversee the molding set-up process and mold change overs and assure the proper documentation according to quality management system requirements
  • Maintain Manufacturing Execution Systems entries
  • Track KPIs such as sales, productivity, scrap, downtime and non-value added process data
  • Analyze data and develop preventative maintenance actions
  • Ensure training of Production Technicians on the job and on new established processes and procedures


These tasks indicate that our client is seeking a high caliber, technical manager for a long-term engagement to join its team as soon as possible.








The Qualifications and Requirements


You will meet the high expectations of our client if you have completed a degree / higher education in plastics processing/injection molding or completed an apprenticeship with additional qualifications.  You have 10+ years of practical experience and at least 3 years in a supervisory role.  German language capability would be a plus.



You are a strong motivator, with analytical, conceptual and strategic strengths, who gets things done.  You have a proven track record in consistently achieving superior goals in business development and manufacturing.  You win over customers with your creative ideas and innovative solutions.  An entrepreneur at heart, performance and results oriented, you are driven to lead, by example, the organization to success.



Last but not least: Personality is key!









The Terms

Contractual terms are commensurate with international standards.  The compensation package will be persuasive if you are the hands-on manager and team player our client is seeking.  We will be happy to discuss contract details during a face-to-face interview. 








The Contact

If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity in the automotive supply industry, please contact us in confidence for additional information or send us your resume plus cover letter including salary requirements.




Christiane Konstroffer

Konstroffer & Partner

Personnel-Marketing Inc.

650 Warrenville Road

Suite 100

Lisle, IL 60532 - USA

Phone +1 630 577-1560



Dr. Kerstin Steiner

Konstroffer & Partner

Personalmarketing KG

Frankfurt Airport Center 1

P.O.Box 750352

D-60533 Frankfurt/Main

Tel. + 49 69 69 34 77