Business Unit Manager - Cold stamp - MASON, MI



Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Business Unit Manager - Cold Stamp


Manages, directs, and implements operations strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of Business Unit goals.  This position recommends improvements in manufacturing methods to the Assistant Plant Director or Plant Director. The position is also responsible for assuring the manufacture of the required quantity and quality of products and performs this in a safe environment at minimum costs.


Responsible for the Safety, Quality, Production, maintenance, tooling and engineering of the cold stamp business unit.
Adhere to Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies
Meet GHSS and OSHA requirements for safety as it relates to the business unit
Ensure safe work practices are being followed by all team members.
Responsible for developing and meeting / exceeding Budget KPIs as it relates to the business unit.
Ensure that all launches are on time and within budgetary scope.
Responsible for performance KPIs (safety, quality, SPM, OEE, Changeover, PM completion, etc) for the business unit
responsible for people development (training, succession plan) for the cold stamp business unit.
Leads daily production meetings to communicate production goals, quality issues, current business events, and provide feedback on overall team performance. Maintain excellent communication with all department managers.
Ensure Customer highest satisfaction (on time delivery, PPM).
Responsible for Great Place to Work initiatives and results of the business unit.
Monitors and reports daily production activities. Drives for achieving targets and holds team accountable.
Assist with Layered Process Audits, as well as internal and external certification audits.
Foster culture that supports team principles and a lean manufacturing system
Controls allocation and use of personnel to ensure fulfillment of production schedules in all departments of the business unit.
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


BS in Operations Management, or other similar type of business curriculum -or- 8 plus years’ experience in automotive transfer/prog press/metal stamping/robotic welding;
Experience in supervising other employees.


Knowledge of plant management systems, productivity measures, safety and quality assurance.
Understanding of automotive manufacturing processes: stamping, welding and laser cutting.
High level of communication skills both written and verbal with proven computer skills.
A thorough understanding of labor relations, employee involvement, continuous improvement, lean principles, and group problem solving.
Ability to make business decisions and to develop and lead a strong management team.


Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear.
Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The ability to listen to  and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so other will understand.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted





We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!