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Rochester, New York

Managing Director



Managing Director


Are you prepared to spearhead the transformative journey for a global partner in the automotive industry? We have an opening for a Managing Director with an automotive supplier that manufactures precision plastic injection molded components, sub-assemblies, and complete devices. As a cornerstone of their global strategy, they’re committed to not only meeting but surpassing expectations in the North American market as they continue their growth.


Your Strategic Imperatives:

  1. Financial Stewardship: Lead the strategic financial turnaround with precision and foresight.
  2. Operational Excellence: Cultivate a culture of operational excellence, optimizing processes and nurturing client relationships.
  3. Strategic Growth: Drive sustainable and profitable growth initiatives, positioning the company as an industry leader.

Your Role & Responsibilities:

As the Managing Director, you will occupy a pivotal position, overseeing the following key responsibilities:

  • Financial Oversight: Direct budgetary adherence while ensuring stringent adherence to production output, quality benchmarks, and regulatory compliance.
  • Leadership of Departments: Provide strategic direction and oversight to critical departments including program management, engineering, supply chain, production, quality, finance, and HR.
  • Operational Management: Execute daily operations with precision, monitoring key performance indicators and implementing strategic adjustments as necessary.
  • Team Leadership: Inspire and empower our workforce, fostering a culture of innovation, accountability, and high performance.
  • Process Optimization: Streamline operational workflows and enhance efficiency across all facets of the organization.
  • Risk Mitigation: Proactively identify and address operational risks, ensuring continuity and resilience.
  • Compliance Assurance: Uphold strict adherence to legal, environmental, health, and safety standards, safeguarding the company’s reputation and integrity.
  • Stakeholder Management: Cultivate strong partnerships with vendors and clients, facilitating productive negotiations and maintaining collaborative relationships.
  • Strategic Reporting: Present comprehensive operational insights and recommendations to senior management, driving informed decision-making.
  • Continuous Improvement: Champion a culture of continuous improvement, fostering innovation and driving transformative change.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement long-term strategic initiatives, aligning with organizational objectives and market dynamics.
  • Ethical Leadership: Uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, serving as a role model for ethical business practices.

Your Qualifications:

To excel in this role, you will possess:

  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, technology, or business administration, complemented by extensive experience in operations and program management.
  • Industry Expertise: A minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in high-volume plastic injection molding manufacturing, ideally within the Automotive Industry, and a strong understanding of molding tooling.
  • Standards Proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency in industry standards such as IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001.
  • Technological Acumen: Familiarity with ERP systems <x{(}>(ideally IQMS) and Microsoft Office suite, coupled with a track record of international collaboration.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification: Hold a Black Belt certification, showcasing expertise in process optimization and quality management.
  • Financial Acuity: Strong financial acumen with a keen understanding of business finance and controlling.
  • Operational Mastery: Comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality management, and EHS regulations.

Your Leadership Attributes:

Your leadership style will be characterized by:

  • Visionary Leadership: Inspiring a shared vision and fostering alignment with organizational goals.
  • Collaborative Approach: Building strong relationships and fostering collaboration across diverse stakeholders.
  • Adaptive Resilience: Navigating change with agility and resilience, turning challenges into opportunities.
  • Innovative Thinking: Encouraging creativity and innovation, driving continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Team Empowerment: Empowering and motivating teams to achieve exceptional results through shared accountability and trust.
  • Strategic Decision-Making: Making well-informed, data-driven decisions that align with organizational objectives.
  • Conflict Resolution: Effectively managing conflicts and facilitating constructive resolutions.
  • Negotiation Skills: Negotiating with tact and diplomacy, ensuring mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Analytical Rigor: Applying critical thinking and analytical rigor to problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ethical Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and professional conduct.

Challenges & Opportunities:

Your journey will be marked by:

  • Navigating Complexity: Addressing evolving market dynamics, regulatory requirements, and operational challenges with finesse.
  • Balancing Objectives: Striking a delicate balance between efficiency, quality, and profitability amidst competitive pressures.
  • Adapting to Change: Responding resiliently to operational disruptions and market shifts, driving adaptability and innovation.
  • Managing Expectations: Skillfully managing the expectations and feedback of stakeholders, ensuring alignment and engagement.
  • Seizing Opportunities: Leveraging industry trends and innovations to capitalize on growth opportunities and market expansion.

Your Legacy:

As you chart your course, envision the enduring legacy you’ll leave behind:

  • A Beacon of Excellence: Elevating operational performance and setting new benchmarks for excellence.
  • Client Satisfaction: Enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty through unparalleled quality and service delivery.
  • Cultural Transformation: Cultivating a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement that fuels organizational success.
  • Strategic Impact: Contributing to the strategic vision and growth trajectory of the organization, positioning it for sustained success.
  • Personal Growth: Advancing your own professional development and career trajectory, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Join us on this transformative journey and shape the future with unwavering dedication and professionalism.