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Product Industrialization Manager - Tire Construction
o Administer and direct PI Construction area and engineers to achieve industrialized products,
o while supporting the QM and Production areas.
o Directs weekly/monthly functions of PI Construction Group to achieve factory goals, for safety, waste, and production.
o Ensures timeliness and adherence to product design, release and performance requirements of
o Corporate Development and factory.
o Industrializes new and existing products, processes and materials into production
o which are optimized for process capabilities, cost, minimize rework and comply
o with the established Release Notice Procedure, Cured Tire Dimensions, and QMD Standards.
o Monitors and initiates corrective actions required to maintain tire QM wheel, field performance
o and adjustments levels which exceed or meet the established Corporate goals.
o Ensures Experimental Tire Order (ETO) reports and business plans are issued and initiated for the development and industrialization of all new and experimental materials, products and processes.
o Reviews ETO programs with Engineer to follow on R&D programs (Transfer, new development OE TA, RE) and ensure compliance with internal guidelines and initiate/drives actions, discussion with R&D
o Review of new tires releases and product enhancement to ensure compliance with guidelines
(complexity, standardization, cost impact)
o Prepares weekly/monthly status reports and business plans to monitor and track the PI group
performance and goal attainment.
o Reviews weekly SOP with R&D, Global Sourcing and Plant operation order to ensure timely
availability of tire specifications.
o Initiates and supports PIP programs for quality, material, construction and Corporate areas.
o Administer and maintain adherence to company policies.
o Leads the Production Groups and QM in the industrialization of products and processes.
o Maintains a close and positive working relationship with Corporate areas and other plants’ staff
to obtain goals and objectives.
o Develops career development and succession plans for PI department personnel.
o Act as advisor, consultant, and coach for all colleagues.
Skills and Requirements
· BS in Engineering or BS in business / management with a minimum of 10 years of experience in
· manufacturing and/or technical field.
· Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferably with a technical background.