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Last update: 12.08.2020

Engineering & Quality Manager, Engineering Manager, Launch Manager

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Limited professional) | Spanish (Limited professional)

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Skills

Bilingual Production/Operations manager experienced in operations managements, clients & suppliers quality, new product development, program management, manufacturing, purchasing, sales and P& L . Very proactive with high initiative who is a team player, able to set priorities and handle diverse workload with minimal supervision. An effective communicator able to balance technical, business and customer issues, make decisions and produce results
Lean experience
Substantial experience in manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, industrial engineering, product development engineering, quality systems, global sourcing, inventory control, logistics, and distribution management within a company recognized for leadership in these areas.
Strong broad lean tool box with theoretical understanding and practical application.  (VSM, 5S, SMED, SW, Kanban/Material Pull Systems, Variation Reduction (VR), Poke yoke, heijunka, Problem Solving, Lean Daily Management, 3P, etc.).The ability to quickly assess the operational efficiency of a facility and prioritize improvement processes and develop a world-class management team.
Financial Acumen
Calculations and justifications for cost savings opportunities that support RCI (Rapid Continuous Improvement) initiatives.Operations Development - Provide insight on machine centers as it applies to Asset Care and Equipment Life Cycle (TCO) for production lines through CAPEX. VE/VA cost savings.
 
Creative- tenacious problem solver  with excellent cost containment, public and institutional relation and negotiation skills.
  • Cut sorting expenses down to 15 % through aggressive quality enforcement policy
  • Increased customer satisfaction dropping ppm´s index in 10% that affect quality performance
  • Satisfied technical expectations and product launch requirements of internal and external company customers by meeting deadlines for drawing releases, prototype hardware delivery, validation testing and engineering reports.
 Results-oriented leader adept in developing quality, engineering, product, project managements teams, motivating to exemplary performance
  • Maintained client satisfaction levels and increase productivity performance index from 63 up to 90%; decreasing scrap 2.3%  yearly.
  • Saved USD 500,000 in royalties using local and NAFTA suppliers
  • Negotiated 7 % cost reductions with domestics suppliers.
  • Increased sales participation in plastics division for 13 %
  • Coordinate  ISO/TS 16949 and VDA 6.2 activities process certification.
 
                                                                                                            KEY QUALIFICATIONS
  Lean Manufacturing      - Aluminum & Plastic injection   - ISO/TS 16949  VDA  6.3     - APQP    -   Continue Improvement
-  PFMEA (AMEF)    - MSA, SPC, CONTROL PLAN    -  Trainer for multiple quality and engineering courses
- Knowledge of international business cultures includes United States, Canada, Germany,
- Speaks fluent English, Spanish, can translate technical German.

Project history

01/2017 - 12/2019
Program - Launch Manager
IACNA Tier 1 Injection Molding plastics OEM Manufacturer
* Lead APQP and PPAP processes. Deal with major OEMS ( Ford, Nissan, Mercedes, Chrysler, GM, VW)
* Issue of KPI´s report to CEO, conduct review and lead Continue Improvement (Kaizen, 6 Sigma,
Scrap reduction with Value Added and Value Engineering Activities like packaing reduction cost,
improvement of OEE, reduce scrap, reduce waste.
* Coordinate VDA 6.3, ISO/TS 16949, 3rd party and clients audits.
* Release molds at suppliers tool shop.

01/2015 - 01/2017
Engineering & Quality Manager
* Lead APQP and PPAP processes. Coordinate and manage of staff of 10 people; Deal with major OEMS (
Chrysler, GM, VW)
* Issue of KPI´s report to CEO, conduct review and lead Continue Improvement (Kaizen, 6 Sigma,
Scrap reduction with Value Added and Value Engineering Activities like packaing reduction cost,
improvement of OEE, reduce scrap, reduce waste, implement Single Flow piece, Value Stream
Mapping.
* Coordinate VDA 6.3, ISO/TS 16949, 3rd party and clients audits.
* Release molds at suppliers tool shop. Responsible of Continue improvement and plant efficiency by
SMED, Capacity studies

01/2014 - 01/2015
Engineering Manager
APSolutions Tier 1 Injection Molding plastics OEM Manufacturer
* Perform product development responsibilities for several programs/platforms (VW, Mazda,Chrysler )
for 2015,- 18 programs) model year across three major customers.
* Deal with designers and product engineers to develop new components aplying VA/VE concepts like
supplier relocalization, material substitution, propossal of alternative materials, process
optimization, engineering changes.
* Coordinator of APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning ) : DVP&R, FMEA, Control Plan, Flow Charts,
visual aids, etc
* Satisfied technical expectations and product/project launch requirements.
* Participated in technical, decision-making discussions with the customer. Coordinate all
activities involved (quotation, cost breakdown, pricing, sales terms, prototypes - production
tooling and parts, logistics, packaging, checking fixtures, gauges, engine builds, OK to tool,
engineering and quality standards, testing, etc. ) generated and sustained customer confidence in
the organization and product by meeting all key deliverables early in the development.

01/2012 - 01/2014
Launch Manager
Kautex Textron Tier 1 Fuel tanks Assy. OEM Manufacturer (Puebla, MX)
Program- Launch Manager 2012-2014
* Perform program management and product development responsibilities for several
programs/platforms (VW, Fiat, Mazda,Nissan, Chrysler, Ford, ) for 2013,14,15) model year across
three major customers with program volumes of 150,000 unit/year.

01/2008 - 01/2012
Quality - Production Manager
OEM
* Supervise staff ( 4 shift supervisors, master scheduler and planner, clerks, 25 presses from 200 a
500 ton, including maintenance, materials
* Manage plant operations; maintain equipment and processes appropriately; staff operations
effectively.
* Meet operational goals and objectives; meet product cost targets; meet product quality objectives;
meet safety goals and objectives.
* Review schedule with scheduling department for maximum efficiency
* Direct Production Supervisors in relation to production volumes, costs, quality and staffing

01/2006 - 01/2008
Supplier Quality Assurance Manager
KIEKERT Tier 1 Door closures assemblies OEM manufacturer
* Issue PPM´s reports to top management and supervise actions plans for supplier improvement,
* Conduct value added value engineering internal & external training w/suppliers,.
* Manage global supplier manufacturability process in relation to program quality & productivity
& implement technical improvements.
* Determine cost reduction along with purchasing area by optimization in manufacturing process
* Validation of new suppliers.

01/2005 - 01/2006
Program Manager and Supplier Development
FAURECIA OEM manufacturer
* Lead cross-functional problem-solving teams as directed by the Corporate Quality Control
Manager.
* Key liaison between company and suppliers (Nafta, Europe) on all Quality related issues.
* Customer Launch Support: Travel to customer facilities to participate in all phases of the
customers launch activities including, but not limited to, Engineering meetings, Component Review
Team meetings, assembly trials, S.O.P. activities.
* Problem Solving: Contacting internal departments and suppliers on quality problems; conducting
trial fit and function builds at customer.
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01/2004 - 01/2005
Program Manager
Eugen Wexler OEM manufacturer
* Performed program management and product development responsibilities for VW, GM, BMW
programs/platforms across three major customers with program volumes of 150,000 unit/year.
* Coordinator of APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning ) : FMEA, Control Plan, Flow Charts, visual
aids, etc

01/1996 - 01/2004
Quality & Customer Service Manager Program Manager ( Plastics and Aluminum Die Casting)
AUMA Engineered Products, Inc (Bocar Group)

01/1994 - 01/1996
Program / Operations Manager
Prolvay (subsidiary of Solvay Automotive Corp.

01/1988 - 12/1995
Program / Engineering and Quality Manager
Interauto (subsidiary of American Fibrit Inc. Becker Group, Battle Creek MI )

Time and spatial flexibility

Road warrior.

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