Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Plastics & Metal Overmolding

Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Plastics & Metal Overmolding

Aptiv

Mattighofen, Austria

About this position

The Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering leader MEPA (Mechatronics) has the capability in building bridges between our manufacturing development teams in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific. He/she will drive consistency in processes and equipment across all regions, set global standards and will drive continuous improvement activities in order to assure world class manufacturing is developed.

He/she will assess the manufacturing sites in order to verify BOP compliance, address capability and competency gaps and will lead and manage gap closure activities. All this is needed to increase competitive position and increased value to our customers. The leader identifies relevant technology trends and opportunities, develop relationships and partnerships with internal stakeholders, industry leaders and core suppliers, assess talent and implement development plans to assure succession planning and organization capability.

Tasks Summary & Responsibilities

  • Owner of all new global MEPA automation and manufacturing solutions;
  • Concurrent process/product development, in line with global PL technology strategy & direction;
  • Define, document, and roll out common BOP/T/E globally;
  • Input on new technology concepts, innovations & prioritization;
  • Execution of ADP (Advanced Development Projects);
  • Feedback loop from Flow 4 (industrialization) and 5 (production) to Flow 2;
  • Definition of Bill of Equipment for new business pursuits;
  • Input on production location and quote strategy;
  • Input on Engineering cost estimation (tooling, equipment, assembly concepts);
  • Be the central point of contact within the manufacturing engineering organization for new MEPA projects;
  • Collaborate closely with product line management, manufacturing engineering, product engineering to assure a best in class manufacturable product design and meet product & process requirements;
  • Evaluate pro and cons for the different manufacturing concepts under consideration of value stream aspect;
  • Foster proven and standardized automation strategies globally and adjust it to the future needs of the business;
  • Collaborate closely with operations to meet production and business process requirements;
  • Drive initiatives for plant productivity increase, automation initiative, material saving and cost reduction;
  • Share & deploy best practices and lessons learned across all functions and regions;
  • Drive platform development and standardization (risk minimizing, cost, reuse, utilization);
  • Oversees state of the art technology & innovation technology to foster manufacturing improvements;
  • Support regional ME teams with new equipment installation at receiving plants;
  • Propose and drive “competences into highly efficient “product lines;
  • Interact with customers and suppliers on manufacturing solutions.

Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master degree in mechanical or electrical engineering;
  • Strong know how in developing automation machines and solutions;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Business knowledge of auto industry or similar with expert knowledge of operational processes and standards;
  • More than 10 years of experience in various engineering/process development assignments;
  • Strong background in technical concepts and machines/tools;
  • Strong collaboration skills, have bias for action, be adaptive to change and possess steel trap accountability;
  • Fluent in English and German, both written and spoken;
  • Availability to travel up to 25%;
  • Culturally sensitive.

The Global AME Leader MEPA will report to the Global ME Director – Connection Systems.

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