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Focus Factory Manager

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking for a Focus Factory Manager for it's South Boston, VA location.

Mission Statement:

Oversee the execution of production and assembly lines throughout the factory, including technical and personnel oversight, to ensure alignment between activities and production plans to meet customers’ requirements. Overall responsible for all aspects of a day-to-day operation of all production line and department (value streams), including maintenance and material feeding.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Safety and integrity. Implements Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and business compliance standards and regulations within the units. Ensures a safe working environment, and continuous improvement in HSE process and integrity performance. Personally lives the Hitachi Energy values and Group standards.
  • Strategy Deployment. Implements the global business unit/product group operations strategy within the area of responsibility, assuring the accountability model throughout Tier Accountability Meetings. Provides input to global business unit/product group strategy. Develops proactive tactical ways to increase business profits, customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness.
  • Budget. Prepares annual budget to maximize the performance of manufacturing, based on demand, oversees progress, and determines actions for cost optimization. Addressing issues as necessary in order to manage operations within the budget and resources.
  • Operational Performance. Ensure efficient and cost-effective operational results that meet safety, quality, order demand, specifications, and planning targets through the coordination and management of plant equipment, personnel, and production processes (quantity, quality, budgeted costs and proper productivity level). Focus on accurate, timely execution at the lowest cost possible with a constant focus on improving efficiency with safety and quality.
  • Operational Improvements. Develops programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the organization to the highest level of operational performance while optimizing working capital throughout Operations. Ensures that Lean and Six Sigma (the standard ABB process improvement methodology) training and methods are implemented into the organization. Collaborates with Quality and Continuous Improvement teams to integrate lean manufacturing principles into production processes.
  • Customer relations. Ensures that manufacturing resources understand the voice of the customer and solve issues identified through Customer Complaint Resolution Process (CCRP), Top 5 Quality Initiatives (T5QI) and other voice of the customer initiatives, eliminating the root cause, adding value with implementation of improvements.
  • Standards and governance. Implements and ensures compliance with global and local standards, rules, tools, policies and processes related to operations/project execution and shares functional best practices and lessons learned across the organization.
  • People leadership and development. Ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Basic qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s in engineering, business or related field with minimum of 12 years of experience in manufacturing field.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Minimum of 6 years of management experience with direct reports.
  • Alternately, this position may be filled at a more senior level for the successful candidate meeting these basic qualifications:
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • MBA.
  • SAP knowledge.
  • Certified Six-Sigma Green/Black Belt or pursuing in timely manager.
  • Distribution transformer experience is a plus.
  • Experience with lean concepts and tools and the application of associated tools.
  • Proven team leadership skills and ability to influence others at all levels of an organization.
  • People management skills with the ability to coach and develop direct reports.
  • Strong analytical skills to deal with data & statistical analyses.
  • Strong character, capable to deal with all aspects of change management, open-mindedness.
  • Very high level of structuring, self-motivated and self-organization.
Location South Boston, Virginia, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Production & Skilled Trades
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-03-04
Reference number R0044660

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

Hitachi Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome you to apply and want you to know that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, protected veterans' status or any other legally protected characteristic. For more information regarding your EEO rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites here and here. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.