Not accepting resumes from outside search firms, candidates should apply directly online for this position. The Benchmark Guadalajara site specializes in PCB assembly and test, box build, system integration, CTO / BTO and pack-
out services for complex electronic and electro-mechanical products. Key market sectors served include medical, industrial controls, test & instrumentation, and aerospace & defense.
Additional site benefits include :
Lead-free and leaded assembly
Conformal coating, potting and RTV
Efficient supply chain with competitive localization capabilities Position Overview : Responsible for setting objectives and directing the operations through a team of functional managers and front line supervisors.
The position ensures increasing levels of customer and employee satisfaction while improving the site’s efficiency, materials and machines.
Provides day-to-day management to enable profitable organic growth Accountable to achieving financial objectives (e.g. revenue, gross margin, operating income, inventory, cash cycle days) and to create an environment where all employees are safe and productive.
Provide leadership to operations, quality, engineering, finance, materials, HR and information technology.
Essential Functions and Competencies
Bi-lingual English / Spanish
Excels at communication, both written and verbal
Ability to effectively mentor employees at all levels
Understanding of and ability to use continuous improvement tools
Ability to drive solutions to complex planning issues with limited supervision
Ability to support a 24 / 7 global business operation as required
Effective analytical, planning, and organizational skills
Effective interpersonal skills with employees and customers
Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
Demonstrate discretion, confidentiality, independent judgment, and professionalism when representing the company
Demonstrate leadership and people management skills
Demonstrate teamwork and the ability to operate on diverse project teams with minimal direction
Solid financial understanding, risk analysis ability, relationship-building, and project management
Lead or participate in a continuous improvement activity with complete documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format
Available for travel as need to meet customer needs, including day, overnight and international as required.
Qualifications / Education / Experience
Oversee daily operations of the site (600+ employees and associated revenue / customer base
Maintains strong relationships with customers and has solid understanding of customer relationship health, contract terms and any delivery, quality or cost issues.
Directs the activities of program management and CFTs.
Ensures seamless transition of new products by adhering to the Benchmark’s Standard Transition Process, optimizing factory layout and equipment, adopting new procedures and ensuring required material, capacity and resources are available.
Provides input and feedback to Global Process Owners in the area of IT, materials, program management and operational excellence and ensures effective deployment of approved procedures and policies.
Prepares and presents the site’s financial and operational performance during the monthly operational review including review of past and expected performance, risk and opportunities and mitigation plans with financially sound and well-
supported analysis and decisions.
Presents an annual operating plan including financial statements and budgeting plans.
Continuously monitors and provides financial forecast for 12-month rolling period.
Establishes and monitors KPIs related to achieving continuous improvement in the areas of :
Scrap rate and rework
On-time delivery and productivity
Cycle time by streamlining processes, eliminating tasks, working with manufacturing and engineering groups to arrive at solutions that are more efficient.
Manages material requirements to deliver appropriate inventory turns, inventory of material and finished goods as well as excess and obsolete material.
Ensures compliance with Benchmark standards for waste reduction, quality and safety.
Prioritizes programs based on capacity and load requirement.
Determines headcount needs while maximizing productivity and efficiency.
Ensures compliance with company needs for capital investments and improvement projects.
Participate in the analysis and recommendation of new business development consistent with the organization’s capabilities and plans.
Activity participates in sales efforts, account and opportunity reviews.
Focuses on the development of resources and fosters an environment where talent is motivated and productive. Continuously assesses the organization and ensures appropriate succession plans are in place.
Conducts weekly meetings with site leadership teams to ensure status of key activities and review site performance metrics
Evaluate and make recommendations on key investments in equipment, infrastructure and talent.
Evaluate employee performance and provide additional coaching and support as needed
Communicate the site’s charter, strategy and operational results to the site’s employees.
10+ years of electronics manufacturing experience or equivalent combination; Contract manufacturing preferred at a multiple larger site (600+ employees and associated revenue / customer base)
4 year degree; master’s degree preferred