Director Global Forging Operations in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 3/13/2019

Job Description

The Director of Global Forging Operations is responsible for creating and implementing the forging operations strategy for Milwaukee Tool.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of forging manufacturing for Hand Tools and Power Tools in the US and globally. This will include:
    • Identify and procure the machinery required to manufacture Hand Tools and Power Tool parts.
    • With Senior leadership team determine the best location(s) to establish forging manufacturing.
    • Define team needed, recruit, and develop the team to support the forging and secondary manufacturing operation.
    • Establish team and capability to design and fabricate forge tooling to optimize cost, quality, and lead time.
    • Provide technical advice and support to New Product Development Team on optimal design of components utilizing forging.
    • Interact regularly with business unit leadership to ensure that the operational priorities are aligned with the business unit.
    • Continually investigate and introduce process improvement measures.
    • Drive the production facility to operational efficiencies and execution on targets.
    • Establishes operations priorities to meet or exceed expectations, achieve KPI's and maximize employee contribution and development.
    • Manages organizational talent through performance management, and development. Designs and directs processes by which team and individual performance are recognized, feedback is consistently delivered and performance is systematically improved
    • Champions development and deployment of standard tools, methodologies, standards, practices and processes
    • Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established practices and policies (federal, state, region and country).
    • Develop effective growth strategies, manufacturing and inventory scalability and distribution processes for forged products.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of materials management and utilization process.
    • Develops and deploy demand driven principals and strategies that supports operational excellence and long range plans.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Engineering or Technical Degree
  • 8+ years of experience in forging and related operations.
  • Experience in development and fabrication of tooling.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the areas of process automation, material flow, manufacturing cost reduction, quality improvement programs and inventory management.
  • Demonstrated strong business judgment and decision-making skills with the ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives.
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