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The primary responsibility for the Stamping, Sheet Meal and Springs Manager is to provide technical leadership, development and direction for North America in all External and Internal Stamping and Sheet Metal processes, including technical support on springs and their processes. Additionally, the Stamping, Sheet Metal and Springs Manager will have technical oversight for a team of Global Supply Chain resources to provide technical direction and Ready to Serve support for all Global Supply Chain North American plants to assist them in delivering and improving their service levels, part quality levels and identify ways to drive productivity within the Stamping and Sheet Metal North American supply base. The Manager will have extensive knowledge of Safety as it relates to this technical area, LOTO, press and die safety, “No hands in Die”, PPE.
The Manager will have extensive knowledge of production & fabrication equipment, including dies and various types of technologies within the industry; progressive, short run, staged, high speed precision dies, multi-slide, etc. The Manager will work closely with Purchasing to drive the right decisions (technical, sourcing, etc) for our North American supply base in regards to our SE owned tooling and its ongoing support, maintenance and performance. The Stamping, Sheet Metal and Springs Manager will support North American plants and external supply base and other functions for technical support and productivity and reports to the Director of Core Technologies.
a) Effectively work and collaborate with Plants, Engineering and Purchasing to drive improvements in SE tooling and metal fabrication processes. Be the technical lead and focal point for the technology within North America.
b) Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, especially Plant Mangers, VP’s and external Owner/General Managers of stamping suppliers.
c) Represent the voice of the customer and drive safety, quality, delivery and productivity through SE owned tool and process management regardless of location.
d) Experience in Capital Management for Tooling. Ability to forecast tooling needs, quote and execute projects in a timely manner. Resolve or escalate barriers as needed.
e) Work with Purchasing in the selection of suppliers, establishing SPC parameters and monitoring key metrics to assure internal and external processes meet and/or exceed minimum product performance specification, establishing continuous improvement programs to minimize cost and increase efficiencies.
f) Analyze and identify improvement opportunities to increase efficiencies, reduce scrap and maintain and/or increase product performance in accordance with Schneider Electric and professional standards and customer requirements.
g) Work with Purchasing and the plants to continuously drive productivity and ensure SE tools are maintained in our supply base.
h) Utilize and drive standardization with our Tooling Management software, Avantis for this technology.
i) Support technical audits in Metal Forming, Sheet Metal and Spring processes and conduct periodic assessments of plant operations to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, recommend improvements.
j) Assist Purchasing as needed in technical assessment and qualification of all out sourced contactors and suppliers.
k) Drive and improve Short Term and Long Term strategy for the commodity.
l) Support our Industrial Strategy with Metal Fabrication direction and technology support.
m) Identify and implement projects beyond the capability and scope of the plant, transfers to assist in annual productivity challenges.
n) Provide technical and RTS support for Tools, Plant presses and equipment to North America plants.
o) Ability to forecast Base Cost budgets (Travel, Training and other) for group.
p) Hire and develop necessary skill set into department and provide technical development and coaching to deliver necessary projects (Stamping, Sheet Metal and springs).
q) Develop technical solutions for external and internal process issues in our manufacturing and fabrication processes._ _
**This job might be for you if:**
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
MBA or a Masters in a technical field would be a plus.
Six Sigma Green Belt desirable along with SPS Lean Skills or equivalent.
Experience: 3+ years proven management of tooling new construction and tooling maintenance operations.
Experience: 3+ years of direct management of Tool Engineering and skill trade organizations.
Travel: Up to 40% Travel required
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*Primary Location:* United States
*Unposting Date:* Jul 15, 2019, 5:59:00 PM
*Req ID:* 005BBT