Transfer Manager - Mexico Operations in Torreon, Coahuila
Transfer Manager - Mexico
Scope. - Responsible for product transfer, improvement and development of projects and technical decisions related to product performance and quality. The Transfer manager administrates the smooth transfer of new products from other company' sites and third-party manufacturing sites into the Mexican Plant in compliance with quality system requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Ensure that the plant meets its customer, quality, service, regulatory, financial and safety goals through effective management of new product introductions.
- Support on market product teams by providing excellent customer service, maximizing the potential of existing products and introducing new and upgraded products.
- Directly supervise the technical workforce in his/her assigned area ensuring that production targets and project timelines are met.
- Lead product/process development/improvement projects, in compliance with VIGOR requirements.
- Direct and support technical investigations utilizing the Six Sigma DMAIC process and associated tools to ensure a standardized and smooth project transfer.
- Assist manufacturing with the necessary resources to provide high quality, safe and effective product and processes transfers.
- Recommend/implement improvements to existing products and foster a culture of continuous improvement in process deployment.
- Work in concert with the manufacturing team to identify, document, investigate and remedy the cause of product non-conformance in compliance with site requirements.
- Collaborate with supply, demand and global purchasing to deliver production plan
- Periodic presentations to leadership
- Provides leadership over multiple product transfers. Provides direction, guidance and project management expertise to team members. Responsible for the completion of transfers within budgetary and scheduling guidelines.
- Communicates, both verbal and written, to assure all groups are working toward the goal of timely transfer completion.
- Conduct manufacturing reviews as needed to gain necessary approvals for product development phase progressions.
- Consistently visualizes entire scope of a project with very little guidance.
- Schedules, develops agendas, facilitates and documents project meetings.
- Tracks project schedule to ensure adherence to timelines.
- Regularly makes presentations of project status.
- May occasionally recommend changes to existing standards and procedures.
- Identify project risks and implement risk reduction plans.
Transfer Manager - Requirements and Qualifications
- Optimize the use of human resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communication and effective teamwork.
- Ensure regular product appraisals are carried out, that training needs are identified, and training plans are agreed and implemented.
- Ensure all employees, including those not under his/her direct supervision comply with all company rules/regulations.
- Identify and communicate transfer of project progress, achievements and any project related issues to Site Director and Management Team through formal Project/Product Review meetings and develop contingencies.
- A Bachelor of Science degree or higher in mechanical or electrical engineering as this provides a basic understanding of the scientific principles required to understand the manufacturing processes and the skills required to record and analyze data from product performance and testing.
- Minimum of five years as Product or Transfer Management experience
- Two years' experience in the development or manufacturing support of consumer products.
- Advance problem-solving skills
- Set targets and goals to achieve each year, which are agreed in advance with the NPD and Plant Management Team.
- Decision making within confines of agreed performance goals.
- Accountable for project/program product transfer scope, execution and completion within budget constraints and scheduled target dates. Manage schedule with Microsoft Project or equivalent tools
- Discussion and direction occur via regular one to one and team meetings with the Manufacturing staff. Review and feedback occur via periodic goal reviews, annual performance and career development reviews