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Operations Manager - Automation

Company: ITW
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Reporting to the General Manager, the Operations Manager will be responsible for delivering results in safety, quality, productivity, delivery, and continuous improvement for the Miller Welding Automation division. This position requires a strong enterprise-minded leader capable of further developing a best-in-class operations strategy. The ideal candidate will utilize strong business accumen and communication skills to manage an experienced team of professionals, lead continuous improvement activities, and manage relationships with strategic build vendors and international suppliers. ERP planning and process improvement will also play a key role as the division strives to increase the functionality of a newly launched system. This is a leadership role in ITW Welding's fastest growing business segment with high visibility and important new product introductions. The ideal candidate is experienced leading teams and delivering results, has interest and ability in taking on additional responsibilty, and is able to communicate well with all levels of the organization.

Responsibilities Include

  • Directs and drives operations team to achieve safety, quality, throughput, on-time delivery, cost, and inventory goals
  • Drives improvements in quality and operational efficiencies using the ITW Toolbox and other lean manufacturing methods. Lead projects to simplify internal processes
  • Works with the Customer Service Manager and Engineering Manager to resolve customer needs
  • Defines and establishes objectives in the areas of safety, quality, and throughput, including developing specific short-term and long-term plans which may include budget and capital requests
  • Drive simplification and capability improvements with newly installed ERP system
  • Manages relationships with key suppliers and 3rd party build vendors
  • Supports new product development processes and leads operational aspect of new product introductions
  • Uses sales/inventory metrics to create operational plans and effectively manage working capital
  • Effectively hires and develops a diverse team of talent
  • Keeps employees informed as to company/department plans and performance progress
  • Manages 5+ Operations and Sourcing professionals in a fast-paced, dynamic organizational environment

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management or similar field required
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant and progressive manufacturing management experience; Leadership experience with direct reports preferred
    • P&L experience with inventory management, budgeting, and planning capabilities preferred
    • Previous ERP experience strongly preferred
    • Change agent that demonstrates original thinking, facilitation skills, and the ability to develop innovative approaches for improving workflow and processes within the ITW Business Model
    • Displays an ability to work effectively within complex decision making and organizational structures. Has an ability to lead and coordinate successful cross-functional improvements with analytical skills, including the use of root cause problem-solving tools
    • Understands a variety of operational excellence competencies including but not limited to: ITW Toolbox, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Kaizen, Poke Yoke, etc.
    • Ability to build strong, trusted, working relationships with internal and external business customers and executive level management; influence without authority and manage stakeholders/customers' expectations effectively
    • Proven ability to operate independently, affect change across functions, and have a track record of delivered results
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication/presentation skills with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Some travel - 20% to 30% may be required
      Key Competencies
      • Strong leadership skills; leads both people and change effectively
      • Strong project management skills
      • Result-driven, accountability focused - holds self and others responsible for delivering results and modeling ITW Leadership Expectations
      • Strategic Vision - ability to progressively lead an organization towards the achievement of short and long-term strategic objectives, anticipating future change implications and impacts
      • Strong business acumen paired with enterprise-first mindset (across all functional areas and the ITW Welding segment) - proactively collaborates to solve problems effectively across all levels
        Additional Information

        ITW Welding is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

        If you are a qualified individual with a Disability and need assistance applying for this job, please send an email to the following address:

        ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

        As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: ITW, Carol Stream , Operations Manager - Automation, Executive , Carol Stream, Illinois

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