• Plant Manager

    Location US-NY-Farmingdale
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description

    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Manager to join the Data Communications Division Team in Farmingdale, NY.

    This position is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating production floor activities, ensuring that customer expectations, quality objectives, productivity, and cost savings goals are met while providing a safe work environment for employees.  The position will provide direct leadership to department supervisors, team leaders, and support production employees.


    What Will You Do?


    • Participates with and provides direction as necessary to shop floor supervisors in resolving immediate quality, production, scheduling, technical or personnel issues.
    • Ensures compliance with all safety, environmental, local and federal regulations by plant leadership and employees. 
    • Maintains a key focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost as well as champion a continuous improvement culture.
    • Manages and executes improvement projects that support overall production process improvement in the plant and other variable cost savings opportunities. Champions and offers support for all Lean activities.
    • Timely communication of goal progress, roadblocks and solutions to the Director of Operations.
    • Responsible to protect company assets through supporting an effective and consistent preventative maintenance program.
    • Resolves production scheduling problems by analyzing reports; develops solutions.
    • Assists with the annual strategic and business planning process providing key input from the production operations.
    • Responsible for the Production Floor 5S, Housekeeping, and Material Flow.
    • Continually reviews manufacturing processes and make appropriate recommendations to the Director of Operations for improving productivity, efficiency and/or quality.  Maintains and implements cost improvement/control programs.
    • Apply Lean manufacturing principles.
    • Ability to lead cross functional teams to conduct root cause analysis of all defects and lead the mistake proofing efforts.
    • Coach and mentor supervisors and production employees.
    • Ensures that the required manpower competence, skill, knowledge, and equipment required to achieve the production/demand targets.
    • Responsible to ensure adherence to all procedure, set- up requirements and work instructions in compliance with ISO 9000 & ISO 14000
    • Plan, assign and/or supervise the goals and work of others.
    • Effectively manage, develop, and motivate direct and indirect reports. Performs annual reviews and employee improvement plans for shop floor leadership team.  Supports annual review process for hourly associates.
    • Ensure personal and professional development of direct reports.  Responsible for all aspects of performance management including interviewing, hiring, training, performance evaluations, and recognition.
    • Provide effective, constructive and appropriate feedback and leadership to direct reports to foster positive, team atmosphere.
    • Consistently support compliance by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and the Company’s policies and procedures.
    • Perform other similar and related duties as required


    Required Skills


    Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related

    • Minimum 15 years’ experience in manufacturing/production
    • Minimum 7 years plant management experience in a production and/or manufacturing environment, including direct supervision of hourly and salaried employees
    • LEAN (Value- Stream mapping) experience. Six- sigma a plus.
    • SAP or large scale ERP/MRP experience
    • Significant experience managing a facility
    • Experience working within quality systems (APQP, Control Plans, TQM, SPC)
    • Demonstrated understanding and utilization of lean tools to help facilitate continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.
    • Demonstrated capability of managing a focus factory
    • Be detail-oriented and have excellent follow-through skills
    • Proven ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
    • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Proven ability to make sound decisions within established guidelines
    • Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law
    • Ability to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and to appropriately prioritize workload based upon organization or department needs
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
    • Bilingual Spanish is a plus/not required
    • Ability to operate/work in an high growth & entrepreneurial environment
    • Proficient in the use of personal computers, internet and MS Office suite of software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook (or related e-mail system)
    • Ability to interpret standards, specifications, procedures, drawings, etc.
    • Must have demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills and effective organizational skills
    • Proven ability to manage people; train and motivate employees, as well as delegate effectively
    • Must be able to function in a deadline driven environment
    • Excellent project management, planning, and organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage several projects at one time while providing high attention to details and excellent follow-through skills
    • Must possess high degree of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information

    Company Info

    About Legrand

    Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit legrand.com.


    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us


    About Legrand’s Data Communications Division

    Legrand is a leader in network infrastructure solutions, with products designed to support data centers, building networks and audio/video applications.  Legrand ensures maximum productivity in office and campus environments by providing reliable network and A/V infrastructure. Our connectivity, physical infrastructure and cable management solutions support building networks with designed-in efficiency, seamless integration and flexibility to meet changing space demands of your space.  Legrand also delivers comprehensive network infrastructure to meet the expanding requirements of today’s data centers, with a range of connectivity, physical infrastructure, cable management, power and cooling solutions. These systems support next generation technologies with flexibility for future growth and energy and installation efficiencies, united by superior design.

    For more information, visit legrand.us/datacom








    Equal Opportunity Employer


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