Launch Manager

Location: US-OH-Napoleon
Type Regular Full-Time
Are you looking to be part of a growing company? Lead a cross-functional team?
JAC Products is a leading Global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and is seeking dedicated individuals that will thrive in a growing, fast-paced team environment! Safety and quality are key priorities at JAC Products - we therefore comply with all Quality and Environmental procedures at all of our facilities. Napoleon, Ohio
The Launch Manager assures the successful "start of production" of new programs and engineering changes by effectively leading plant resources (staff) and delivering effective project management. in a new 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio. Napoleon
Your Contributions:
  • Establish project plans, deliverables, milestones and team member responsibilities for new projects to ensure the timely, cost-effective execution
  • Monitor the performance of team members. Provide coaching, guidance and feedback to assure that key milestones are met and that the work product meets appropriate standards.
  • Keep Program Managers, Business Unit Leaders, and Plant Management updated regarding progress, issues, or corrective actions relating to assigned projects.
  • Support the APQP process by participating in both the plant and corporate APQP activities.
  • Coordinate prototype submissions builds and direct the manufacturing B.O.M. release to manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for all machinery associated with the product launch is working as designed, in place, and capable of producing at required TAKT Time to meet production requirements.

Ensure that all production staff assigned to new program launches are trained and capable of executing the production of the assigned new product. Napoleon, Ohio
What you need:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or the equivalent discipline
  • Two (2) to Five (5) years of Manufacturing Engineering experience in an automotive environment.
  • Team-oriented, organized and excellent communication skills (written/verbal)
  • Problem solving capabilities - both mechanical and numerical.
  • Knowledge of resins, equipment, tooling processes and quality requirements.
  • Ability to read blueprints, understand tolerances and stack up conditions.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Concepts and Principles:
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision


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