Body Weld Logistics Assistant Manager

Huntsville, Alabama

Why We Want You

Teamwork, Respect, Innovation, Opportunity…not just words, but the cornerstone of Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA’s $1.6 Billion manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA wants you to become part of our team and help us start up our brand new manufacturing plant.

We’re seeking candidates with an energetic spirit – people who come to work every day ready to:

  • demonstrate their world class skills
  • perform perfect execution of the fundamentals of each job
  • engage in helping us build not only vehicles but also our company and our future


Support production manager with management priorities through Hoshin to ensure strong process and KPI results. 


What You Do

Initially will lead the establishment and ramp-up of engineering at a large, high-volume, cutting-edge automotive manufacturing operation.

As a part of the above, and on an ongoing basis will also:

  • Establish strong team member relations, at all levels and provide support for people development, coaching and mentoring with a focus on teamwork and inclusion
  • Work closely with Japanese team members from Mazda and Toyota
  • Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs and services
  • Direct inbound and outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities
  • Maintain key focus on Floor side management of Production, Maintenance, Engineering and Material Conveyance
  • Work proactively with a cross functional teams to understand the impact from you to others in the production flow, continually focusing on reducing bottlenecks, minimising loses to maintain a high level of stability, flow and as a result cost control.
  • Resolve issues concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports of parts and material
  • Ensure that policies, practices, standards and programs are consistent
  • Direct staff to ensure the production goals are met while maintaining or enhancing Safety and Quality
  • Lead internal logistics Obeya project Kaizen
  • Manage new model development and activities
  • Project leader for Logistics Technology
  • Strategic logistics planning/project management
  • Support Production Manager with management priorities through Hoshin to ensure strong process and results KPI's
  • Develop communication strategy reporting to senior management issues and progress
  • Reviews scrap cost performance with Group Leaders, support and assist in identification of root cause
  • Make decisions/recommendations and take prompt action
  • Develop and implement efficient team member focused process control systems 
  • Manage ID Equipment Bottlenecks & countermeasure
  • Ensure Hoshin process is completed efficiently and effectively
  • Create Area strategy, relative to manufacturing functions, and assist teams in translating those strategies into actions
  • Be available to work OT and travel as needed (domestically and internationally)


What You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience 10+ years
  • Automotive manufacturing experience
  • Cross-functional understanding of Automotive manufacturing
  • Experience in a strategic leadership role
  • HR policy administration experience as it relates to floor management
  • Project management experience

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Experience in Conveyance options
  • Technical/Logistics functional knowledge
  • Part packaging experience

What We Offer

  • For personal and professional development
  • To engage in a culture of respect and teamwork
  • To work in an inclusive collaborative work environment
  • To end each work day with the sense of pride that is gained from contributing in the process of building vehicles that make customers smile

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing has taken the best practices from both Mazda and Toyota to create an innovative environment that inspires our team members to challenge the status quo.

We strive each and every day to manufacture vehicles with market leading quality and value, by demonstrating a customer first mindset with ownership, while being the best neighbor to our North Alabama community.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, military and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

This is an exciting time to join our team.  Mazda Toyota Manufacturing offers an array of competitive benefits and boundless opportunity for personal and professional growth.

If you are ready to help us build our company and our future, please apply today!