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Dealer Tire Manager of Assembly Operations in Cleveland, Ohio

Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

Title: Manager of Assembly Operations

Reports To: Director of Supply Chain Solutions

FLSA Status: Exempt

Last Revised: 07/12/2019

As Manager of Assembly Operations, your essential job functions will include the following:

  • Lead the Assembly Operations team to meet cost objectives and customer demand. These responsibilities include meeting and exceeding service performance, quality specifications, inventory coordination & accuracy, and cost control KPIs while contributing to sales budget attainment.

  • Full Profit and Loss Responsibilities for three assembly sites and support staff

Manage Key Processes to Support Inventory Strategies and Work Order Management

  • Develop monthly purchase forecasts and collaborate with Program Management to ensure projected demand is supported.

  • Monitor and ensure new and future fitment availability and component in-stock levels are achieved.

  • Manage phase in/phase out, safety stock, replenishment, and production strategies.

  • Manage take-off tire inventory and component storage capacity.

  • Identify projected supply gaps and implement solutions to protect future availability.

  • Achieve targeted inventory related metrics such as, turns, in-stock and unproductive inventory.

  • Prepare and conduct Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment meetings.

Manage Key Processes to Support Operations Strategies

  • Develop assembly and quality procedures, establish standards, audit quality and compliance to ensure the timely delivery of product to customers.

  • Implement operational improvements to meet cost, safety, training, quality, and service goals.

  • Develop monthly operational goals and KPIs for assembly programs.

  • Assess and negotiate equipment needs, testing equipment, testing procedures, training, inspection, auditing, and feedback programs to support all program objectives.

  • Provide production and inventory reporting to Supply Chain and Program Management.

  • Identify and resolve quality and operational issues in conjunction with internal departments and/or OEMs.

  • Partner with OEMs and internal departments to determine compliance to procedure requirements and OEM specifications.

Manage Key Processes to Support Program Management Strategies

  • Partner with Program Management to ensure adherence to program goals and objectives.

  • Represent the Assembly Operations Team in front of customers when needed and be able to professionally articulate our service offerings and capabilities.

  • Collaborate with program management and sales teams to understand the requirements of new programs and customers’ needs.

  • Track & measure profitability of individual programs and recommend steps to improve performance.

Lead Associates

  • Determine staffing needs, interview candidates, and make recommendations on them.

  • Communicate expectations/strategic vision to team members.

  • Direct team members’ daily activities.

  • Monitor performance, conduct annual performance evaluation of each team member and recommend appropriate action such as compensation changes, promotions, counseling and termination.

  • Motivate, coach, train, counsel and provide career development for each team member.

  • Manage associates in a matrix organizational environment.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years Supply Chain experience in a multi-distribution center/manufacturing operations environment.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience leading and developing direct reports.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Inventory Management, Purchasing, Operations, or Business-related field.

  • Preference of 3+ years in automotive tier 1

  • Prefer experience in tire/wheel assembly

  • MBA or Masters in SC/Engineering preferred.

  • Experience in setting standards, writing SOPs, lean six-sigma, 6S, ISO.

  • Experience interfacing with and exceeding customers’ expectations

  • Proficiency in preparing and presenting technical papers/presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience setting up and managing BOMs and work orders preferred.

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal, verbal and written communication, problem solving, negotiating and time management skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint at an intermediate level.

Competencies Required

  • Customer Focus

  • Problem Solving

  • Adaptability/Agility

  • Initiative

  • Influence

Physical job requirements

  • Continuous viewing from and inputting data to a computer screen.

  • Sitting for long periods of time.

  • Travel as necessary, 30-80%

Drug Policy

  • Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment. All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution).

EOE Statement Dealer: Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities.

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at ADAAAccommodation@dealertire.com or via phone at 833-483-8232.

Steeped in integrity and tradition, we’ve been owned and operated by the Mueller family since 1918. By dedicating ourselves to automotive manufacturers and their dealers, we took a different approach to the tire business. With innovative programs designed to increase customer satisfaction, safety, and retention, we’ve made it easy and profitable for them to grow their businesses while making people safer on the road.


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