Production Manufacturing Engineering Senior Manager CDD

Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: LENS, FR, 62300

Company: NOVARES

Together, let’s create the car systems of the future: With 12 000 employees in 23 countries and a $ 1.4Bn turnover, we are a global plastic solutions provider which designs and produces cutting edge parts and complex systems for virtually every OEMs in the world.


Our innovation strategy drives us to invent unique solutions that shift the way cars interact with passengers and are powered for greener mobility.


Do you want to join a diverse, dynamic and international group, powered by a strong team spirit? Join Us!


Novares is looking for its Manufacturing department his/her future Production Manufacturing Engineering Senior Manager CDD (M/F), located in LENS LS-CC


Ensure the integration of new products/processes within its BU and optimize existing processes, while respecting the quality, safety, environment and standards in force within the Group.

Main Missions

1 - Ensure production optimization on serial products within the Business Unit
- Lead the monitoring of the use of assets of capacity and validates CAPEX needs by challenging reuse opportunities
within its BU
- Manage and coordinate plant development and investment plans
- Validate the specifications of the specific means of equipment and tools necessary for these processes in compliance
with the rules of Safety Quality and Environmental Protection
- Ensure the implementation and compliance with line and standard guidelines in terms of lay-out and flow
- Drive the convergence of plants
- Validate and coordinate the series life changes with the Manufacturing Engineering managers and the business
manager director of his BU
- Coordinate with Corporate Manufacturing teams the implementation of 5S, SMED, TPM, etc.
- Validate the annual capital budgets of the plants related to his/her activity

2 - Monitor continuous performance improvement
- Be the relay between the Central teams and the plants to ensure the proper consideration and application of the new
standards, guidelines or best practices (Manufacturing, maintenance, logistics, expertise)
- Provide technological intelligence on the business and continuously seek technical improvements on processes and
- Drive performance within his/her BU by benchmarking plants
- Ensure the implementation and monitoring of actions to improve production means, productivity and organization
- Propose transversal improvement actions in collaboration with the BU's operations manager
- Ensure the transversalization of all process and production improvement actions initiated by the sites following
customer complaints or technical developments
- Create, lead continuous improvement and innovation groups
- Actively contribute to the BU's productivity plan

3 - Provide technical support to plants
- Assist in the resolution of complex technical problems or facilitate and coordinate their resolution
- Ensure compliance with standards and updates
- Ensure timely and comprehensive information to all relevant staff
- Ensure the application and evolution of internal and external procedures
- Train and train Manufacturing Engineering managers to business line changes (Lean approach, Injection business, etc.)
- Continuously lead his/her network of BU Manufacturing Engineering managers and coordinate their missions
- Communicate with counterparts in other BUs as well as with corporate manufacturing teams

4 – Drive teams within his/her perimeter
- Based on the objectives of his/her activity, establish the action plans and coordinate the tasks of the Manufacturing
Engineering managers in a consistent manner
- Provide the necessary resources to achieve his/her objectives
- Monitor the performance indicators of his/her activity, implements corrective actions if necessary, and communicates
them to his/her teams
- Jointly conduct annual appraisal interviews with Plant Managers and set objectives for Manufacturing Engineering
- Develop the skills of the employees of his/her activity and propose the individual and/or collective training actions
necessary to maintain the performance of activities
- Actively participate in the recruitment of Manufactring Engineering and MEL managers
- Advise employees on their evolutions in agreement and promote internal mobility
- Proposes salary increase, in agreement with the plant manager as part of the group's salary policy
- Ensure that function definitions are updated according to the group process
- Report to the BU Manufacturing Engineering Director



Technician or engineer with a strong experience (10/15 years) in automotive industries (methods, production, assembly area) 

Comfortable in solving problem methods, continuous improvement  and finance reporting.

You have already managed a technicians/engineers team.

French & English mandatory.

Candidate Profile :

Level of Experience: Mid-Career 

Type of Contract: CDD - Fixed-term contract 

Required Travel: 0 - 50% 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.