Cummins Inc. Operations Director - Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies in Galesburg, Michigan

Operations Director - Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies


Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologiesis a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and createautomated transmission products. We’re also small enough for you to find yourfit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who aredeveloping their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologiesis a joint venture between Eaton and Cummins, Inc. producing industry-leadingmedium- and heavy-duty automated transmission products to OEM customers aroundthe globe. Our business thrives with talent from diverse skillsets andbackgrounds. Grow your career by joining this exceptional collaborationopportunity that embraces innovative thinking, compelling creativity, andcustomer-focus.

This is an exciting opportunity in Galesburg,Michigan for an Operations Director.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Provide operations leadership for the joint ventureoperations. Oversees the JV’s operations staff and collaborates with parentcompany plants to achieve JV goals.

  • Provide manufacturing leadership and improvementfocus for assembly operations driving results, creating and monitoringmeasures, providing motivation, setting expectations in safety, quality,production, delivery and cost.

  • Manage and develop supply chain capability; workwith employees to set goals in training and development, performance, andcareer planning.

  • Mentor and coach individual and collective talentto develop manufacturing and supply chain capability across the organization.

  • Champion continuous improvement projects thatalign with best practices by leveraging common processes, tools and informationsystems.

  • Partner with internal and external functionalstakeholders to maintain relationships.

  • Ensure intercompany supply chains meet allcustomer and business requirements.

  • Align with internal business partners to garnersupport and advocacy of enterprise manufacturing and supply chain initiatives.

  • Review KPI’s and operational trends to validateroot cause analysis and corrective action plans.

  • Intervene to address supply chain failures asnecessary.

  • Prepare and manage an annual operating planincluding capital, expenses and resources.

  • Set the aim for the organization and ensureindividual work plans are consistent with supply chain initiatives.

  • Responsible for ensuring ECJV values are present.This includes championing diversity, community involvement and rightenvironment initiatives.



Financial Planning - Ability to develop and control a process that delivers an annual operating plan that achieves the objectives of the business while meeting the corporate guidelines and goals. The financial plan confirms that the objectives set are achievable from a financial point of view for both profit and cash flow. Ability to develop, implement and control the planning process. Sets realistic targets for the business based on the objectives of the business. Identifies any risks or opportunities related to the plan and works with the business to mitigate the risks.

Coach And Develop - Accurately assesses strength and development needs of employees; gives timely, specific feedback and helpful coaching; provides challenging assignments and opportunities for development. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of coaching and developing. Guides other leaders on the use of coaching and developing skills Coaches direct reports and others through serious performance problems or major skill building. Dedicates significant time to structured and planned work in this area. Consistently on the lookout for stretch assignments and development experiences for direct reports and other key talent. Has a reputation for being a strong developer of others.

Establishes Plans - Develops short- and long-range plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in meeting goals; integrates planning efforts across work units. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of establishing plans. Uses structured tools, processes and systems to plan initiatives and document work clearly. Ensures objectives for projects or initiatives are clearly linked to corresponding activities for effective execution. Solicits customer feedback to incorporate into planning process. Demonstrates the ability to plan initiatives across multiple teams/organizations, ensuring goals are consistent and aligned. Identifies critical constraints to executing plans and develops strategies to deal with the constraints. Prepares highly complex estimates of budget, staff, and other resources.

Fosters Open Communication - Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between self and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of fostering open communication. Expresses reactions and opinions without intimidating others. Actively encourages others to express their honest views, even contrary ones and listens actively to all viewpoints. Encourages others to share information in an organized and effective manner. Conducts periodic department or division wide informational meetings. Develops processes, plans, and schedules to provide relevant information and obtain feedback from the organization.

Manage Execution - Assigns responsibilities; delegates to and empowers others; removes obstacles; allows for and contributes needed resources; coordinates work efforts when necessary; monitors progress. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution. Coordinates performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work flows. Applies a broad range of planning and monitoring tools. Defines planning and review practices that result in few missed milestones and minimal surprises. Effectively delegates to ensure completion of complex projects and work. Monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals change or are not met. Measures effectiveness of execution through defined metrics and disciplined monitoring.

Motivate Others - Encourages and empowers others to achieve; establishes challenging performance standards; creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of motivating others. Establishes challenging performance standards and communicates them in a way that creates buy-in. Demonstrates considerable skill in motivating people when they lack confidence. Developed a reputation for creating a positive and productive work environment while focusing on bottom-line results.

Team Based Work systems - Production Structure utilizing consensus decision making process to balance customer, individual and business needs. Understands the team work system at the all levels. Able to initiate change in overall team design for optimal performance and to accommodate changing business environments. Leverages knowledge of the team work system to complete complex projects by effectively drawing upon the skills/assets of those best suited for the task.

Champion Change - Challenges the status quo and champions new initiatives; acts as a catalyst of change and stimulates others to change; paves the way for needed changes; manages implementation effectively. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of championing change. Plans proactive approaches to manage change processes. Applies change management tools and processes in innovative ways to anticipate issues. Considers change management implications in decision-making processes to anticipate potential barriers. Uses a structured change management process for complex change efforts within a function or business unit. Demonstrates the ability to coach others in change management processes and systems.


  • Significantlevel of relevant work experience, including managerial and budgetaryexperience, required.

  • Responsiblefor global operational footprint expansion and optimization – strategy andexecution

  • Senior escalation point for supplier capacity ramp up and achievementissues

  • Overseedelivery commitments/constraints to customers

  • Senior ECJV owner for the Eaton(and potentially Cummins) manufacturing service contracts (manufacturingengineering, supply chain management, materials planning, quality, etc.)

  • Developclose working relationships with parent company functional service contractowners

  • Determinethe long-term plan for the manufacturing support services agreement beyond2022, the first opportunity for change

  • Ensureannual demand for manufacturing support services are communicated to service providersby October each year

  • Growand develop the Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality functionswithin the JV to support product portfolio expansion and global growth

  • Managethe monthly manufacturing services score cards, escalating issues as needed

Education, Licenses,Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required.

Compensation andBenefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience.Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health SavingsAccount, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal andprofessional benefits.

EatonCummins and E-verify

At Eaton Cummins AutomatedTransmission Technologies, we are an equalopportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in theworkplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, nationalorigin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status,citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected bylaw. Eaton Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, ifnecessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information fromeach new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for thisopportunity to start your career with Eaton Cummins Automated TransmissionTechnologies today.


Primary Location United States-Michigan-Kalamazoo-US, MI, Galesburg, Eaton Cummins JV

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 13, 2018, 12:25:45 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180003D4