General Manager

  • Location
    Chesterfiled, Michigan
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
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  • Job Type
    Direct Hire

General Manager

Ajilon is hiring for a well-established, non-automotive company in the Metro Detroit area for a General Manager. This is a confidential search for a direct hire position within a company that is global, largest in their industry and very stable. The General Manager will provide clear leadership direction, communicate effectively, analyze and evaluate operational and performance metrics among other duties.

The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide specific direction and communicate actions needed to the site management team to address performance, schedule and quality issues including assigned timelines for completion of actions
  • Provide guidance and build consensus for actions to be taken by direct reports to address issues and barriers in an expedited time frame to achieve desired outcomes
  • Systematically follow-up with management team members to ensure agreed actions are taken and to make necessary revisions/adjustments to actions
  • Deal with customer requests and issues in a method that reconciles customer needs and Corporate requirements
  • Utilize strong problem-solving and decision-making skills to effectively deal with organizational, operational and financial issues that impact attainment of site goals, targets and objectives
  • Promote LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives in process and program execution; for fostering a dynamic culture of change in a safe and environmentally-sound facility.
  • Provide clear leadership and direction to direct reports by:
  • Providing specific, actionable expectations to managers and staff;
  • building consensus to achieve expected outcomes;
  • following up on assigned actions; and
  • providing feedback and advice to ensure continuous development of individuals


  • Communicate effectively to ensure:
    • a clear understanding of expectations and assignments
    • alignment to assigned actions and outcomes
    • strong working relationships between operations, program management, and production support
  • Analyze and evaluate operational and performance metrics to identify issues and barriers requiring corrective action utilizing the system tools:  
    • Weekly Management Dashboards;
    • Monthly financial reports;
    • Budgets;
    • Sales Forecasts/Plan
    • Develop plans and strategies to achieve overall site goals, objectives and targets for responsible areas/departments with specific deliverable dates
    • Demonstrate expert knowledge in the areas of business acumen, leadership, facility capabilities and management control metrics and systems for operations, quality, engineering, procurement, program management, finance and human resources
    • Effectively utilize information technology tools, which include internal knowledge sharing and general administrative expectations




  • 10+ years manufacturing or tooling
  • Previous management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent experience
  • Strong financial reporting skills and ability to share resources within the organization
  • Management of multiple manufacturing locations
  • Basic understanding of ERP
  • LEAN Six/Sigma Training preferred
  • Must be eligible to have or obtain a US approved DOD security clearance.



  • Direct Hire
  • STIP
  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) with up to 6% match year end
  • Casual Dress Code
  • PTO

If you or someone in your network fits this profile and would like to apply for this General Manager position, please email Executive Recruiter Erica Aratari at Please note: only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Please apply with your CV to:

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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