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Global Advanced Tooling and Molding Manager

CTS Corporation

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted December 18, 2021.

Take a Strategic Global Approach to Tooling and Molding by Driving Current Projects and Future Standardization Join a respected and growing global organization where you can add value and make an impact while continuing to enhance your skills and experience.

If you’re a skilled leader and tool designer with global experience, strong influencing skills and proven ability to work effectively with internal teams and international suppliers, the role of Global Advanced Tooling and Molding Manager with CTS Corporation offers you some compelling opportunities.

You will: Join a talented team of skilled professionals and make an impact as you lead, direct and manage the worldwide multi-strategic business unit tooling and molding operations.

Enjoy wide exposure and visibility as you serve as the global liaison and interact with stakeholders across locations, including program managers, the tool Manager, designers, tool shop personal at each plant, operational leadership, suppliers and others.

Own a newly expanded, multifaceted role where you can showcase your potential to learn and evolve your skills, take on a range of interesting challenges and advance your career.

Join a respected and rapidly growing, global organization with a strong and stable financial profile and aggressive growth plan.

Even during the pandemic, CTS continued to grow.

Enjoy an open and upbeat culture.

Our leaders, including your supervisor, are accessible and promote broad communication and transparency at all levels, including town hall meetings and company round tables with the CEO and other leaders.

This role will be located in Elkhart, IN, Matamoros, Mexico, or Lisle, IL.

Relocation assistance may be available to an outstanding candidate.

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.

In addition, to be a good fit for the Global Advanced Tooling and Molding Manager opportunity, you will have: B.S.

degree in Mechanical Engineering or another technical discipline preferred.

We’ll also consider candidates with an outstanding technical background in lieu of a degree Journeyman mold/die maker certificate preferred but not required Computer-aided design (CAD) training Minimum of 10 years of tooling experience including: Minimum 6 years of tool design experience Minimum 5 years of management experience highly preferred Global experience working with suppliers, ideally in Asia and/or Europe; existing supplier relationships are a plus Prototype and production tooling and molding experience; experience with continuous improvement methodologies related to molding and tooling that drive high quality and lower costs.

Experience in automotive desirable Ability to travel domestically and internationally (Europe and Asia) approximately 20-30%.

Travel tends to ebb and flow, so flexibility is key Reporting to the Vice President of Global Operations, as Global Advanced Tooling and Molding Manager, you will lead, direct and manage the Sensors and Mechatronics tooling and molding operations with the highest focus on quality and attaining key cost objectives.

Your key responsibilities will include quoting, planning, and scheduling the design, procurement and build of prototype and production molds; supporting the manufacturing facilities with mold processes and mold tooling issues, and the standardization of equipment, processes, and mold tooling best practices.

Additionally, you will drive continuous improvement projects that ensure flawless molding-related DV/PV and product launches.

Your primary objectives will include: Managing multiple projects through program managers ensuring they are on time and on budget.

Ensuring design for manufacturability effective and limited tool trials and production runs without issue Helping develop and build strong supplier relationships Standardizing tool design and process for cost-effectiveness and ease We touch millions of lives globally every day.

CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

We have over 20 locations in 12 countries and more than 3,500 employees.

Our innovative sensing, connectivity, and motion solutions offer a diverse range of products across many industries.

We are at the forefront of innovating life-changing technology, focusing on quality to keep people safe, healthy, and happy.