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Director Manufacturing Operations

Location: Ontario
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls ("ABL") and the Intelligent Spaces Group ("ISG"), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.. Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions) Through daily management ensures that the Manufacturing and Logistics facility is operating efficiently, safely, and properly to provide quality, timely, consistent and superior service to Acuity Brands' customers. Overall responsibility for the strategic and tactical leadership and management of a multiple shift high volume Manufacturing and Distribution Center. This includes but is not limited to the continuous improvement of safety performance, assembly operations, warehouse operations, inventory management, customer service delivery, budgeting and cost control, building maintenance and personnel development. --- Set overall strategy for Distribution Center; develop and implement specific short- and long-term plans and programs in order to support the operational goals and annual growth plans. Oversee the development and implementation of strategies, including but not limited to: performance metrics; technology, systems, equipment and facilities; logistics planning and output; policies & procedures; organizational development, workforce planning and training efforts.
--- Responsible for the P&L of Distribution Center location; oversee the development of annual budgets to ensure facilities execute to minimize expenses. Review performance metrics against operating plans and standards; provide reports to direct reports on interpretation of results and provide direction to address issues. Diagnose operational issues and assist Managers in the development of solutions, action plans and communication to resolve issues.
--- Lead and facilitate change management in support of organizational goals and an emphasis on continuous improvement.
--- Continually assess adequacy of facilities, equipment and personnel to meet corporate goals and projected growth, and make timely recommendations to upgrade, improve, modify or expand resources, as necessary, to maintain operational excellence.
--- Make maximum use of technology, including warehousing and product flow systems, to improve or enhance productivity throughout the Distribution and Quality Assurance departments.
--- Continually evaluate warehouse scheduling and determine optimum balance that will achieve desired level of customer service at lowest overall cost.
--- Develop productivity standards for Distribution Center functions and use to evaluate individual performance, identify training needs, improve overall operations, and budget for labor requirements.
--- Monitor productivity performance plans for the Shipping and Receiving departments, develop productivity guidelines and ensure goals are being hit.
--- Review monitor and report on product issues as it relates to "returns" from the delivery teams; determine why product is being returned and communicate any issues to the appropriate department heads.
--- Review and monitor cycle counts and inventories within the Distribution Center.
--- Ensure timely review of reports and hold accountable the timeliness of the reports and accuracy of the material.
--- Meet with and develop short and long-term objectives for the DC management teams; monitor progress or gaps in performance and develop action plans to re-direct performance, as applicable. Professional Qualifications --- LEAN Management Focus- Capable of driving standard work and process into operation. Utilizing Kanban and visual management tools. Focused on continuous improvement.
--- Experience driving performance improvements, creating a culture of change within a large, complex and global organization.
--- Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and develop employees at all levels; build high impact cross functional teams, and improve site leadership capabilities.
--- Outstanding communication skills, ability to effectively present information in response to questions and concerns from employees, managers, clients, and customers.
--- Tactical and strategic thinking to set direction for a motivated and empowered staff.
--- Strong and consistent sense of anticipation, urgency, creative problem-solving skills, and attention to detail. Promotes Best Practices environment
--- High level understanding of systems (Oracle, LIDS). Personal Computer skills, database, Excel, Access, spreadsheets. Material Handling Equipment, racking, and other warehouse infrastructure requirements.
--- Experience with implementing Warehouse Management Systems Experience (minimum experience required) --- Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Logistics, Supply Chain or related discipline; Master's Degree preferred
--- 6-8 years proven working experience in logistics, warehouse and/ or distribution field; with leadership role experience
--- Demonstrated use of continuous improvement methodologies utilizing 5S, Lean, Kanban and visual management tools.
--- Asian sourced goods experience beneficial.
--- Union experience beneficial
--- Experience in developing metrics and KPI's
--- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and organization skills
--- Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects Physical RequirementsTravel Requirements

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    Nearest Major Market: Riverside
    Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles
    Job Segment: Logistics, Operations Manager, Shipping and Receiving, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Operations, Manufacturing

Keywords: ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING, INC, Ontario , Director Manufacturing Operations, Executive , Ontario, California

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