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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Vice President of Global Automotive Operations in Attleboro, Massachusetts

In this role you will be responsible to provide the leadership, management and vision to meet ambitious execution and growth goals. The aim is to drive profitable growth through increased focus on significant improvement of organization’s manufacturing disciplines, metrics and culture towards driving performance improvements in established facilities in all worldwide automotive business locations including China, Malaysia, Mexico, Bulgaria, the UK, USA. You will have direct oversight of Plant operations and the Plant Managers in any current and future locations in the respective automotive product portfolio. Other responsibilities would include: Deploying corporate strategic initiatives such as lean/six sigma within these plants, budgeting process and control, full P&L responsibility of reporting, capital spending oversight, customer relationship management, etc. Your potential role would also partner with Corporate M&A activities and would be in a critical position in the due diligence & integrations of future acquisitions. Your role would include a P&L larger than $1.5B and over 11,500 employees worldwide.

A focus on profitable growth

  • Work with senior management team to determine the strategic direction of the business.

  • Participate in determining and implementing longer-term strategic objectives with impact on profitable division growth and customer service.

  • Ensure that the facilities are maximized to plant capacity factor, availability, performance and efficiency.

  • Holistic focus improvement on OTD for CRD and customer quality

  • Initiate, implement and drive cost reduction and efficiency initiatives to improve profit margins.

  • Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity, reduce cost, and optimize capacity utilization.

Setting an example of leadership and further building of Sensata’s culture:

  • Identify yourself by truly living our corporate values:

Integrity, Excellence, Passion, Flexibility, One Sensata

  • Implement a culture and drive behaviors oriented on excellent-quality mindset, performance, recognition, accountability and continuous improvement

  • Plan, develop and implement strategy for operational functions to achieve the highest level of quality and competitiveness.

  • Own the Lean and Six Sigma process throughout Global Operations plants worldwide and drive process improvement and manufacturing updates throughout all automotive sites.

  • Independently and/or through others take action and make decisions with major profit and loss impact (e.g. inventory, assets, purchase agreements, cost of quality).

Leverage a global manufacturing footprint

  • Provide overall management and strategic direction for the integrated supply chain process, quality, process design and development and operational excellence over continents.

  • Involve in new product development regarding material requirements and design predictability.

  • Ensure manufacturing line product capacity modeling is consistent globally and drive changes to ensure on time delivery to customers.

  • Be responsible for driving lean, operational excellence and other improvements globally at established manufacturing network.

Support Sensata’s global business development

  • Engage in M&A and due diligence opportunities to ensure manufacturing processes are aligned and consistent with current global sites.

  • Identify opportunities to leverage manufacturing through M&A opportunities.

  • Support Sensata’s integration processes after a successful acquisition of new companies

  • Work closely with the Operational Excellence team or the Head of the Automotive BU on a variety of special projects.

Functional Experience & Education

  • Complex P&L responsibilities, exposure to production volumes >$1B, thorough knowledge of accounting and financial management for production facilities

  • Automotive experience in a global leadership position

  • Deep understanding of manufacturing and supply chain for large scale international operations

  • Previous experience in plant management

  • Prior multi-site leadership experience through complex matrix environment

  • Proven track record in: Growing business, improving productivity, improving profits, reducing costs & leadership at scale.

  • Leadership experience in R&D, sourcing, supply chain & logistics, material management, process engineering and/or quality roles

  • Publicly traded company experience

  • Successful M&A experiences

  • Master’s degree (MBA preferred)

Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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We are ready for the next century.

Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus (https://www.sensata.com/about#future)

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

  • View The EEO is the Law poster (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) and its supplement (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) .

  • Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters (https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf)

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Diversity Statement

We are dedicated to ensuring our employees feel a sense of belonging (https://www.sensata.com/sites/default/files/a/Sensata%20DEI%20Policy%20FINAL.pdf) and respect every day. We believe that every individual has unique insights that others can learn from. Working at Sensata means you can bring your whole self to the table. Our goal is to achieve fair representation of women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and all types of diversity among all levels in our organization.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

View The EEO is the Law poster https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm and its supplement https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf

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