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Sterling Heights, MI

Director of Operations/ GM

Director of Operations/ GM

FPC of Vinings

FPC of Vinings

I'm assisting a well run Tier One top grade their site leadership at a key plant near Detroit. This role is open through promotion/ transfer. The plant in pretty good shape with strong new business outlook.

The Exec team is looking for a high potential leader with a demonstrated track record of improving operations and continuing promotions. They are building executive leadership bench strength with this hire.


Why this is a great opportunity:

- Opportunity to move into a Plant Manager role without prior site management experience

- Short path to Director of Operations role with global reach

- Excellent new business launches in '24 and '25

- Plant is running well (open through promotion/ transfer)

- Company is diversified, not just automotive (supports career paths & financial stability)


What they are looking for in a candidate:

- High potential track record with demonstrated promotion potential

- Site management of at least 50 associates

- Automotive required, Class A surface experience preferred

- Injection Molding experience preferred

- BA/BS required. BS in Engineering preferred, MBA preferred


Why work with me?

I provide a high level of support, coaching, and advocacy to the candidates I work with. If you are the right candidate, I will get your resume in front of the right people and help you put your best foot forward along every step of the process.

In addition to this role, I focus on growth-oriented opportunities in operations, quality, and materials, with most of my clients located in the Southeast, East Coast and Midwest. I take an active approach to recruiting and I especially value having exclusive and long-term relationships with candidates and clients. Candidates with excellent career progression who are looking for a new opportunity in a stimulating, high-growth environment are encouraged to contact me, preferably by email, even if you are not currently active in a search but are considering a move in the next year or two. Engineering degrees with high GPA’s and/or JMO / Veteran experience are particularly attractive to many of my clients.

If you believe that you are the right candidate for this role or other roles that I may have available now or in the future, email your resume directly to me for the most expedient, confidential review. Word or Pages format, please.


David W. Cole President FPC of Vinings

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