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

Operations Director - Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies


Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is a joint venture between Eaton and Cummins, Inc. producing industry-leading medium- and heavy-duty automated transmission products to OEM customers around the globe. Our business thrives with talent from diverse skillsets and backgrounds. Grow your career by joining this exceptional collaboration opportunity that embraces innovative thinking, compelling creativity, and customer-focus.

Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

We are looking for a talented Operations Director – Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies to join our team specializing in Operations for our Joint Venture in Galesburg, Michigan. The right leader can be based in Michigan, Indiana or surrounding states.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Manage, direct and coordinate all manufacturing activity to achieve production, profit and strategic goals for ECJV globally. Lead the Operations Excellence, Supply Chain, Materials, Capital Expenditure, EHS, Program Management and Manufacturing Engineering functions for ECJV

  • Provide manufacturing leadership and improvement focus for global assembly and/or machining operations driving results, creating and monitoring measures, providing motivation, setting expectations in safety, production and cost.

  • Responsible for global operational footprint expansion and optimization – strategy and execution

  • Senior escalation point for supplier capacity ramp up and achievement issues

  • Oversee delivery commitments/constraints to customers

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

  • Develop close working relationships with parent company functional service contract owners

  • Determine the long-term plan for the manufacturing support services agreement beyond 2022, the first opportunity for change

  • Ensure annual demand for manufacturing support services are communicated to service providers by October each year

  • Grow and develop the Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering within the JV to support product portfolio expansion and global growth

  • Manage the monthly manufacturing services score cards, escalating issues as needed

  • Responsible for business continuity management


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

Ability to influence without direct authority – being able to build relationships with both parent organizations in a manner that fosters collaboration and ensures service agreements are fulfilled with satisfaction to all 3 parties (ECJV, Eaton, Cummins)

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.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Oct 9, 2020, 4:39:34 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200002IQ