Date:  Jun 21, 2024
Country/Region:  US
City:  Auburn Hills
Company:  Grupo Antolin North America (GANA)




Regional Operational Excellence Manager USA

Regional Operational Excellence Manager USA

Auburn Hills, US-MI

Who are we:

Antolin is a leading global automotive supplier, we are experts in designing, manufacturing, and supplying innovative solutions for vehicles around the world. Our product portfolio includes trim, headliners, and acoustic systems, as well as lighting and other interior systems. We offer comprehensive solutions with a focus on quality, safety, and sustainability. Our products are used in many of the world’s leading car brands, including JLR, BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford.


What we offer:

  • You will be part of a highly engaged multinational with international career opportunities.
  • We offer you a learning journey adapted to your professional experience.
  • You will work on international projects for world- renowned companies in automotive sector.
  • You can find an Open Environment to learn new technologies.
  • We can offer you a competitive salary, benefits and valuable OEM discounts.


The focus of the position is to provide support for and guide development of continuous improvement projects in our manfacturing locations and promote understanding and practical applications of lean principles. Works with management as well as line plant staff in manufacturing, maintenance and quality assurance.



  • Capable to define and provide best practices and information to be shared in a repository.
  • Implement ideas that applies to same product/process.
  • Capture improvement in actual standards from local experts, with visit to plants, to learn and define new best practices.
  • Provide extensive on-site support & training during a 2-week sprint, when needed.
  • Participate in regular exchange (bring together relevant people regularly to exchange on challenges and winning solutions).
  • Apply the right lean manufacturing methodology to achieve objectives and challenge actual status quo.
  • Assist in the development of SOPs specifically focused on plant manufacturing processes.
  • Develop visual controls and signage in the plant to reinforce processes and provide metrics.
  • Establish and conduct progress reviews on a regular cadence.


Personal Abilities:

  • This position requires candidates to be on the manufacturing floor up to 40% of their day. Candidates must be willing to complete administrative tasks, lead and initiate training efforts, be energetic, have the ability to communicate at all levels, be able to take ownership of projects and be comfortable on the manufacturing floor.
  • Strong analytic skills are required! Although rare, candidates should be willing to take off-shift calls as needed to answer any questions.
  • Must have the ability to sit, stand and mobility to move around the office or manufacturing environment, when needed.
  • Must have the ability to conduct computer work or engage in discussion with employees.
  • Travel Requirememnts: International Travel: 5% Domestic Travel: 40-50%



What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in manufacturing operations or engineering required 
  • Engineering Process Expert.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Continuous Improvement Methods.
  • Lean Manufacturing and Digital Enablerrs Knowledge (MPS).
  • Experience working in high volume or mass production manufacturing environments.
  • CI Experience including working knowledge of 5S, RCA, Kaizen, GEMBA Walks, Layered Audits, Boardwalks, etc.
  • Experience facilitating training.
  • IATF 16949.
  • ISO 9001.
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, VISIO, Office 365, Power BI, SharePoint)



Here at Antolin, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any of these protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all individuals and strongly support diversity in our workplace. We strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone, and we are committed to treating everyone in a fair and equitable manner. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.




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