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 Director, Manufacturing Operations - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2477077 / Latpro-3537426 
Date posted: Mar-31-2017
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Position Summary:

Summary of Position:-
Position is located in Milwaukee, WI and has direct accountability for approximately one-third of Rockwell Automation's manufacturing operation teams. Responsibilities include the management of three manufacturing facilities located in in the US (Wisconsin and Ohio), one facility in Cambridge, Canada and one facility in the Dominican Republic.
The position is expected to collaborate with global business partners to work toward common platforms, methods, procedures, and systems. This position will be responsible for establishing and implementing operations strategy that will position these facilities as a continuously improving supplier. The individual is responsible for an operating budget of approximately $100 $120 million. Direct and indirect reports of approximately 1400 employees.
Essential Functions:

  • Develop  and support multi-year strategic plans for operations, regional AOP/operating budgets for plant operations, and capital expenditure plans

  • Influence and drive change with the key stakeholders impacting plant operations to support growth and profitability improvements.

  • Establish, implement and drive a regional operating rhythm which reinforces continuous improvement, the achievement of key operational metrics, financial metrics and global initiatives.

  • Establish, implement and drive the manufacturing facilities to achieve  forecast production levels to support customer service and planned inventory targets

  • Act as the informal OES Regional leader for all functions and sites.

  • Ensure high levels of product quality are established and sustained.

  • Continue our focus on maintaining a world class safety culture by insuring an unwavering safety culture in all operations.

  • Develop a collaborative and strong working relationship with all business units and other key functional and OES stakeholders to gain alignment across the region and organization to meet business strategic initiatives and ensure cross-functional integration

  • Ability to manage the complexity requirements of the role. Must be able to process, synthesize, and integrate information accordingly to make effective decisions. Must be able to effectively anticipate upstream and downstream impacts and make needs changes.

  • Lead systemic approach to workforce planning and succession planning, including identification and development of top talent

  • Ability to embrace change, drive new change initiatives and consistently maintain a positive attitude while addressing barriers to move problems toward resolution

  • Ability to delegate work effectively to ensure all business processes are controlled and enforced effectively

  • Approaches problem solving from a global perspective that is inclusive of organizational buy-off and support where necessary

  • Continuously develops and nurtures relationships across the organization

  • Instills a culture of customer service at all levels of the organization

  • Ensures the organization has a thorough familiarity with policies and procedures relating to standards of business conduct

  • Trains and motivates employees in the importance of full compliance with the spirit of corporate policies and procedures and appropriate applies them in compliance with local laws

  • Foster a performance based culture, including performance standards and career development planning for key talent in order to enhance the employee value proposition and positively impact employee engagement and retention.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations, or Supply Chain

  • Minimum 12 years of varied management experience in production operations at manufacturing facilities, including responsibility for multiple functional areas within operations -production management, materials management and manufacturing engineering

  • Financial business knowledge and strategic business planning experience to operate in an entrepreneurial business environment

  • ERP knowledge and experience

  • Experience driving continuous improvement and standardization

  • Experience working in growth-oriented global organization with a high-mix, low volume diverse product portfolio with direct to customer and distributor driven channels

  • Ability to travel within region and globally. Travel estimated at up to 25% 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or MBA

  • Experience with global operations including integrated supply chain for make-to-stock, configure-to-order and engineered-to-order products

  • Demonstrated strong presentation, verbal and written communications skills

  • Formal training in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma - black belt or green belt certification preferred

  • SAP knowledge and experience

  • Experience in industrial/electrical equipment manufacturing

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Operations & Engineering Services

Job Category:

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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