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Focus Factory Manager-Manufacturing Operations

Requisition ID:  66492
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 10,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.


Job Designation

The Manufacturing Operations Manager effectively leads and develops the Manufacturing Operations Team, to obtain optimum productivity, while reaching strategic goals. Manages manufacturing and operations processes to ensure sufficient quantities of quality product on time and on budget, in order to meet marketplace demand.          

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Overall responsibility for factory P&L, production performance, costs, and quality within the focus factory
•    Strategically develop, implement, and manage long-term and short-term production plans in alignment with corporate  strategy
•    Demonstrated experience in Operations transformation, KPI deployment and continuous improvement (CI)
•    Drive initiatives for the focus factory as it pertains to High Performance System (HPS), Safety (EH&S), HR and other key areas
•    Directly and indirectly manage production and functional employees dedicated to the focus factory such as: quality, engineering, continuous improvement, and planning & procurement 
•    Collaborates with key stakeholders  to meet deliverables and resolve production challenges
•    Analyze production data for capacity planning, barriers, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
•    Drive daily KPI standup meetings and serve as a point of escalation for resolution of production issues
•    Execute continuous improvement tools and procedures within the focus factory to minimize process variation, execute standard work and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) 
•    Drive a safety culture through education and adherence of EH&S guidelines and company standards
•    Manage staff selection, performance, coaching and development and collaborates with HR on people planning, utilization, development, and employee relations situations
•    Is an ambassador and facilitator of High Performance Culture

Job Specifications

Education : Post-Secondary degree or equivalent of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Certifications :
Years Experience : Minimum 5 years of r
elevant experience in a production and or Operations role.
Skills :

•    A solid understanding of capacity planning and management, including Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), work scheduling techniques and inventory management (SAP experience a plus)
•    A solid understanding of LEAN production management.
•    Demonstrated experience of leading Kaizen events
•    Strong people management and team leadership skills including delegation, training, maintaining a coaching mindset and evaluating performance
•    A solid understanding of HSE principles 
•    A solid understanding of problem solving techniques, such as 8 Disciplines of Problem Solving (8D), Ishikawa/Fish-bone diagraming, Value Stream Mapping, 5-Why, etc.
•    A basic understanding of procurement
•    A basic understanding of finance principles and their application
•    A basic understanding of strategic manufacturing issues, such as impact of volume, variety and lead time and process layout options


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Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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