• Operations Leadership Development Associate

    Location US | US-CT-West Hartford | US-NC-Concord | US-NJ-Fairfield
    # Positions
  • Position Description

    Main Job Duties:

    1. Develop leadership skills in Operations through on the job experiences participating on and leading projects that drive high performance in our Operations.
    2. Rotate through technical, supervisory, and project driven positions in Operations during each 9 -12 month assignment at a location.  Potential project assignments include; Lean Manufacturing/Process Controls/Formal Kaizens, Technology and Plant Floor improvements, Quality Control, Supply Chain, Operational Productivity and Financial Metrics, Engineering/New Product Development, and Employee Engagement, all with an emphasis on project leadership, technical proficiency, and supervisory skills.
    3. Design and implement process improvements, work as part of a team addressing process, quality, or lean issues, and lead teams to complete productivity, lean, quality, and product startup projects.
    4. Interact daily with factory workers, engineers, supervisors, planners and others, and take direction from leaders at the specific site.
    5. Present results of projects and initiatives with the Legrand North America senior leadership team and have ongoing contact with the executive sponsor of the program.



    • BS degree in Engineering; Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, or similar degrees are preferred.



    • Proven work ethic through internship, prior research or co-op experience in engineering or manufacturing
    • Proven experience effectively working in teams
    • Ideally prior experience working with an organization that utilizes continuous improvement processes and measurement
    • Demonstrated leadership aptitude


    Position Requirements:

    • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities
    • Ability to utilize individual and team strengths to accomplish tasks
    • Ability to perform in cross functional teams
    • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
    • Exceptional computer skills
    • Willing to travel domestically and internationally and to be relocated within the U.S.
    • Strong commitment to a career in operations management
    • Knowledge of business concepts and strategy
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

    Company Info

    Legrand is looking for recent college graduates interested in an exciting entry level career opportunity for an Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) Associate. In this role, you will learn and develop as an Operations leadership professional in supervisory, technical and project roles.


    The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) is an intensive program designed to accelerate the development of early career talent and produce employees capable of meeting the challenges facing the operations management function at Legrand. Operations Management includes overseeing, designing and controlling specific productivity and manufacturing processes.


    This three-year program allows Associates to build leadership and functional skills through challenging rotational assignments and training. While working in this role you’ll be mentored and trained to learn valuable skill sets, such as supervisory and project management, business /finance, decision making, lean implementation, and cooperation and teamwork, to further enhance your career development.


    As an OLDP Associate, you will complete 12 month assignments at three (3) different Legrand Operations locations in the US, Mexico or Canada. Upon completion of the three (3) year program, you will be assigned an advanced role in Operations at a Legrand location. Legrand currently has North American operations in the following cities:


    Anaheim, CA

    Cincinnati, OH

    Concord, NC

    Denver, CO

    Fairfield, NJ 

    Farmingdale, NY

    Hickory, NC

    Mascoutah, IL

    Minneapolis, MN

    Minnetonka, MN

    Orem, UT

    Reno, NV

    St Louis, MO

    Tijuana, MX

    Toronto, CN

    Union City, CA

    Warsaw, IN

    West Hartford, CT


    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









    Equal Opportunity Employer


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