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Executive Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-8910


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Executive Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The Challenge

Our team in Louisville Kentucky is seeking an Executive Director for our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) team. The AME team is responsible for understanding the Microenterprise manufacturing needs, industry’s technical advancements, and driving internal equipment/process specifications and standards.

As the Executive Director, AME you will provide strategic leadership and execution of NPI, Capacity programs and current manufacturing processes and advancements. Your primary responsibilities will include equipment specification, manufacturing program execution, automation/robotics, digitization, test systems, injection molding, stamping, factory master planning, and administration of capital funding.

What you will Do

Why GE Appliances?

  • We believe that world-class appliances are born from world-class people.

  • At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make "good things, for life." We're creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives.

  • Since 1907, we’ve built innovative, quality products that are trusted in half of all U.S. homes. We sell appliances under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, small Appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters.

  • GE Appliances also believes that in order to build great Appliances, we must build stronger communities, which is why we’re committed to investing in the communities where our employees live and work to connect people with the resources they need to succeed.

  • We believe in the power of our people and giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.

  • You will have a voice and will be encouraged to ask “Why?” and offer “What if?”

  • We are powered by our people, and our people are powered by their passion and creativity, their experience and expertise, and their grit and determination.

  • Our purpose at GE Appliances is to enable happiness and wellbeing in every home – and that starts with our GE Appliances team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will use your financial metrics expertise and levers to scope programs, manage risks, and achieve schedule within budget.

  • Lead strategic manufacturing business development scoping activities such as insourcing initiatives and New Product Introductions (NPI).

  • Drive successful NPI product launches while meeting targets (safety, quality, delivery, and cost).

  • Complete capacity program needs while meeting targets; such as, safety, quality, delivery, and cost).

  • Own developing and executing strategic Run the Plant annual program budgets across all Appliance sites.

  • Lead the Long-Term Planning and Factory Master Plan processes.

  • Influence all components of OEE (safety, uptime, scrap, production efficiency) on new and existing process and equipment.

  • Effectively and proactively communicate program vision and progress across all constituent communities.

  • Collaborate with cross functional organizations throughout the NPI value-stream ensuring key milestones and operational commitments are met.

  • Provide technical leadership and in-depth expertise to AME teams.

  • Lead Lean culture ensuring AME supports manufacturing processes to improve quality, process efficiency, and continuous yield improvement.

  • Set strategic direction for plant infrastructure needs.

Relocation will be provided


What you need to Succeed

What you will need:

  • Minimum BA/BS degree, Technical degree preferred (Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering)

  • 12 years plus in manufacturing operations roles

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead high-performing teams in a matrix work environment.

  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment with the composure and communication skills to satisfy multiple and potentially competing goals

  • Previous project management experience of large programs demonstrating the organization skills and problem-solving skills required to manage risks and meet technical and commercial goals

  • Strong business acumen with an emphasis on analytical skills and problem- solving

  • Extensive technical and program management experience in critical manufacturing processes such as metal fabrication, injection molding, assembly, polyurethane foam, thermoforming, finishes, and plant engineering.

Experience, skills, or knowledge we would like you to have:

  • Prior Lean manufacturing experience and practice

  • Must be willing and able to travel for significant periods

  • Continuous learner who uses a humble style to drive change

  • Leadership experience in a union manufacturing environment

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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