Senior Manager of Operations

Ashley, IN /
TRIN, Inc. – Manufacturing /
Full Time
This position is responsible for all areas of the operations at a Japanese owned tier 1 automotive parts supplier. The Senior Manager of Operations is a part of the top management team and has 4 direct reports in the areas of Assembly, Quality, Production Engineering and Production Control.


    • Provide responsible leadership for Managers, Section Managers, Team Leaders and all Associates.
    • Set location and all department goals linking to the objectives outlined by the World and North American headquarters.
    • Perform budget planning & management activities including: capital equipment, department expense, headcount planning and labor budgets.
    • Monthly report out internally and to the headquarters office regarding the status of production, quality and financial results.
    • Work with the team on profit planning and cost reduction activities.
    • Lead Toyota Production System activities within the plant to achieve customer requirements efficiently while maintaining high quality products.
    • Provide performance appraisal feedback to direct reports and participate in succession planning meetings.


    • Strong assembly / manufacturing knowledge.
    • Good understanding of quality assurance and control systems.
    • Solid financial planning & management ability.
    • Very effective management and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability and willingness to change direction quickly when necessary.
    • Experience working for Japanese owned company is preferred.
    • 10% travel to other locations.
TRIN Manufacturing, Inc. is a Japanese owned automotive parts supplier, serving the Japanese Transplants (Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, etc.) as well as the domestic OEMs (Ford).  Located in Ashley, Indiana, TRIN Manufacturing, Inc. is a subsidiary company of Tokai-Rika Co. LTD, which is located in Nagoya, Japan.  TRIN Inc. was founded in 1997 and currently employs 225+ people at our Ashley, IN location. We manufacture in-car switches for windows, steering, hazard and seat heater/memory. The TRIN Inc. location is an Automotive Assembly facility.