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Manufacturing Transition Director

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-9878


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Manufacturing Transition Director

The Challenge

The Manufacturing Director heads up the Factory Master Plan (FMP) and Product Architecture for the site. Participates as a core team member for all site (FMP), NPI, and Product Architecture programs to ensure all product and process changes are designed within the guidelines of the Appliance Production System, while driving DFMA, Quality, and Safety philosophies.

What you will Do

  • Program manage all Dishwasher Manufacturing NPI’s and the funding associated with these programs.
  • Site subject matter expert for all Factory Master Plan & Product Architecture activities.
  • Develop current and future state images for the plant, including information flow and production system design.
  • Support the Factory Master Plan budgeting process.  Ensure the investments are communicated to the business.
  • Coordinate and manage capital equipment procurement projects: technical reviews, factory layout development, installation, and qualification of equipment.  Ensure all tooling and equipment is reliable and robust and designed to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). 
  • Facilitate/Advocate the use of the Production Preparation Process (3P) and Lean manufacturing principles while developing strategy and processes to support NPI’s.  Utilize cross-functional participation to ensure that the strategy and processes are compatible with the entire value stream.  Efforts should include right-sized equipment, workstation design, material presentation, standard work, and single-piece flow.
  • Work with factory operations and Lean teams to support and align with Factory Master Plans.   Ensure material flow, workstation set-up, model mix, etc. are considered when workstations/equipment are designed.
  • Promote the use of the 9-Step Process for tooling and equipment design; consult Critical Process leaders as applicable to ensure the development of robust processes for part/product generation. 
  • Connect functional groups (Safety, Quality, Assembly, Maintenance, Lean, Materials, AME, Product Management, Finance, Design, IDO) to align to the Growth Playbook and Hoshin priorities.
  • Align all teams on timelines required to make organizational changes.
  • Responsible for ensuring the above team meets all program KPI’s including product cost, program spend, ergo, quality, ADC availability, etc.
  • Utilize product trees, product fishbones, and processes at a glance.

What you need to Succeed

What you need to Succeed
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5 years of experience utilizing sound project management skills to independently develop, manage, drive and implement proactive project plans.
  • Bachelors degree
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS Engineering, BS in Supply Chain Mgt. or BSBA
  • Minimum 5 years or more of leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence/drive change.
  • Excellent systematic and problem-solving skills.
  • Prior experience working with AME & design teams on NPI programs.
  • Experience building, empowering, and leading projects and talented cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to communicate complex matters in a simple, understandable format.
  • Proven leadership skills and record of accomplishments showing business impact.
  • Appliance manufacturing experience and/or experience gained in a high volume, short cycle, manufacturing environment.
Working Conditions:
·       Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.
·       Work may involve moving materials and products up to 30 pounds.
·       Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots
·       Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

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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