Operations Manager
Holman Enterprises

Sacramento, California

Posted in Automotive


Job Info


Holman is a global automotive leader that serves both commercial and consumer clients The Holman Way by always doing the right thing for our people, our customers, and the community since 1924. The Holman story began nearly a century ago as a single Ford dealership in New Jersey. Today, Holman, headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is one of the largest family-owned automotive service organizations in North America with more than 6,500 employees across North America, the UK, and Germany.

Holman delivers a unique range of automotive-centric services including industry-leading fleet management and leasing; vehicle fabrication and upfitting; component manufacturing and productivity solutions; powertrain distribution and logistics services; commercial and personal insurance and risk management; and retail automotive sales as one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the United States. Guided by its deeply rooted core values and principles, Holman is continuously Driving What's Right.

Holman is looking for an Operations Manager to join the Holman Family. This role is responsible for planning, ordering and scheduling a wide range of materials to support production schedules in a fast paced manufacturing environment. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Sales, Engineering, and Production Departments to ensure the availability and timely delivery of parts, components and other materials to the distribution centers. Coordination among all stake holders is critical for this role. An ability to think strategically and an understanding of business drivers is essential to include the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Principal Purpose of Position:

  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to operations in the area of strategic sourcing, procurement services and vendor management.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage company-wide production schedules to effectively utilize available resources in designing and meeting plans for all customer orders.
  • Responsible for the development, reporting, and execution of company-wide production scheduling, capacity planning including internal level loading, and the development of critical control measures to avoid bottlenecks to production efficiencies.
  • Develop Monthly Sales and Operations Planning forecasts to determine capacity plans and balance customer demand with working capital.
  • Monitor manufacturing activities and assist with problems as necessary to meet planned production schedules.
  • Maintain time fences and a formal change control process to review all unplanned requests.
  • Manage the procurement process, ensuring that all Company policies and procedures are adhered to by personnel involved with the procurement, purchasing and supply chain functions.
  • Maintain standards of performance and comply with all production standards and safety procedures.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Education and/or Training:
  • BA or BS degree or equivalent of five years' experience of manufacturing or product sourcing in a lean manufacturing or assembly environment.
  • Demonstrated competency in computer software to include databases, spreadsheets, and word processing and MRP/ERP systems.
  • Strong understanding of Project Management concepts and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Relevant Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in manufacturing or assembly, or the equivalent in a related field, both domestically and internationally preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Project Management concepts and best practices.
  • Experience implementing strategic sourcing plans in support of business unit operations (balancing cost, risk and performance).
  • Understanding of sheet metal manufacturing processes and techniques.

At Holman, we exist to provide rewarding careers and better lives for employees and their families. We hire, train, empower, and reward exceptional people. Our journey is guided by our desire to get it right every time and the acknowledgement that we have an opportunity to be better. To be better, we have to do better, and to do better we must know better. That's why we are listening, open to learning new things - about ourselves and each other. We will never stop striving for improved diversity, equity, and inclusion because we are successful together when we feel trusted and supported. It's The Holman Way.

Holman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



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