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Director, Manufacturing Operations (3rd Shift)

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-9411


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Director, Manufacturing Operations (3rd Shift)

The Challenge

The Director, Manufacturing Operations will execute the business strategy focused around Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Morale with the AP5 Assembly Operations team. The Director will work to continuously improve the organization as well as standardize where possible with other facilities in the appliance business. Additionally, this role will interact with Product Management, Technology, Sourcing, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Central Quality to develop and execute NPI (new product introduction) strategies.

What you will Do

  • Driving EHS objectives, customer fulfillment, TCO/VCP (Total Cost Out/Variable Cost Productivity), and quality using Lean, Total Productive Maintenance, and Six Sigma methodologies and tools.
  • Engaging all employees in creating a safe and productive workforce with unyielding integrity and GE Appliances values.
  • Meeting key manufacturing metrics, such as schedule achievement, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) improvement, VLOH (Variable Labor and Over Head) improvement, inventory control, product quality and performance.
  • Identifying and driving productivity projects to meet operating plan commitments.
  • Strategically planning staffing needs to optimize labor productivity and efficiency.
  • Identifying and driving productivity projects to meet operating plan commitments.
  • Promoting lean manufacturing/six sigma tools and methodologies to drive continuous process improvements.
  • Leading efforts related to standardizing & simplifying processes, reviewing metrics, leading/participating in projects aimed at increasing service levels, productivity, performance, and EHS.
  • Energizing, coaching, and mentoring hourly employees and lead management staff.
  • Working with external service providers to ensure delivery on key processes and projects.
  • Working with both external and internal customers on initiatives & projects aimed at driving production efficiencies.

What you need to Succeed

  • BS Engineering, BS in Supply Chain Mgt. or BSBA
  • Proven ability to solve complex technical and process problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence/drive change.
  • Minimum 5 years or more leadership experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong communication/energizing skills.
  • Proven leadership skills and record of accomplishments showing business impact.
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization to motivate for results and promote positive employee relations including a union environment.
  • Appliance manufacturing experience and/or experience gained in a high volume, short cycle, manufacturing environment.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Passion for LEAN coupled with a history of implementing strategic process improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and lead collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both salaried and hourly personnel to meet the needs of operators, the program, and the business.

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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