Location: Rayong
Salary: negotiable
Reference: JTH300003001400885
Contact Name: PLM1330614
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Job Published: June 15, 2017 16:23

Job Description

The plant manager must effectively organize, lead and manage all functional elements of the facility & must embrace corporate and business unit initiatives including lean manufacturing and implementation of the Operating System (based on the Toyota Production System). The plant manager will maintain a workforce for highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive with performance being measured at or above minimum acceptable levels, drive performance to achieve or exceed financial plans and strategic goals. The plant manager operates within the overall framework of strategies, set objectives, and procedures:

  • Full plant P&L (profit & loss) responsibility including strategy, policies, processes, practices, systems
  • Provide leadership and management of plant people, processes, and products including, but not limited to:
  • manufacturing and/or assembly operations
  • supply chain management (procurement/distribution)
  • inventory management
  • environmental/occupational health & safety
  • employee selection and development
  • labor relations
  • continuous improvement (cost, quality, productivity, operational excellence)
  • metrics and reporting
  • program management
  • product launches
  • facilities and equipment, and engineering    
  • Communicate well at all levels within the organization as well as externally with customers, suppliers and the community  
  • Establish credibility (through Lean knowledge, business acumen, and plant-specific knowledge) with Business Unit and other executive leadership to influence basic strategy and effective inclusion of long-range improvements to Business Unit plans.


  • Bachelor in engineering or related technical field preferred; Post-secondary education in business administration, engineering, quality management or purchasing-materials management may be considered.
  • Japanese National Only.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a manufacturing environment which supports Toyota Production System principles.
  • Proven record of success driving TPS enterprise wide and with high growth including multiple product launches.
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, lean deployment, six sigma and world class manufacturing systems.        
  • Self-starter – results-oriented with a record of demonstrated successes accomplished through teamwork.
  • Superior communication skills and teaching abilities.
  • Detail oriented and very hands on in a manufacturing environment
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of Toyota Production System principles and processes, including Kaizen events, Hoshin Planning, visual controls, kan ban, set-up reduction, process mapping and MBF tools. TPS training must have been received from a recognized source    
  • Strategy development (general business and specific improvements strategy) experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and transforming manufacturing cultures from mass to lean production    
  • Strong business acumen      
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to drive results
  • Experience in developing business strategies and plans, operating forecasts, performance metrics and reports, and safety and quality certification processes            
  • Progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in manufacturing, with responsibility for multiple plants or manufacturing disciplines; Tier 1 and 2 automotive experience is preferred      
  • Prior Program Management experience.