American Standard

Director, Manufacturing Optimization

2 weeks ago(1/11/2018 1:54 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Supply Chain


  • Lead the central function supporting the manufacturing sites in all aspects of lean and six sigma activities, production launch and transfer, continuous improvement activities, production process execution and optimization, facility investment and expansion, and daily management
  • The successful candidate will direct teams of Quality Engineers and Industrial Engineers, primarily at the Salem, OH, Grand Prairie, TX, Monterrey, and Aguascalientes manufacturing facilities, and secondarily within the network of all production facilities in North America, who are responsible for implementing best practices and scaling with speed.
  • Travel will be 50-75% of the time, mostly US and Mexico.
  • Ultimately seek to extend and implement best practices to the distribution centers as well.
  • Measures of Success (Mission)
    • Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost Key Performance Indicators
    • Sales and Core Earnings
    • Supply Chain Productivity


  • Strategically focus on process modifications to increase efficiencies on manufacturing processes used to fabricate tubs and shower bases (thermoforming, fiber and resin application, trimming, assembly and pack)
  • Optimize the processes within New Product Introduction (Stage/Gate) and Production Part Approval
  • Develop the strategy for tool design, deploying best practices from outside the industry
  • Determine the correct locations for New Product Introductions working closely with Product Development
  • Strategically develop improvements to the implementation of changes through the ECN and 4M processes
  • Developing and deploying Training (6s, 5s, Kaizen, Lean),
  • Value Stream Mapping (current & future state) of primary and secondary manufacturing sites
  • Line Balancing with the goal of one piece flow
  • Develop the strategy and best practices for Routings & BOMs for NPD and current products
  • Tool and Fixture Design for NPD and ongoing production


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or Equivalent degree
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or Mechanical Engineering is a plus
  • Certifications: Professional Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt is a plus
  • At least 10 years in Engineering, Sourcing, or Quality related roles as a manager in a discrete manufacturing environment (Fortune 500 Company is a plus)
  • Excellent Communication and Presentation Skills


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