GattiHR Assists Schindler in Recruiting Senior Production Manager

GattiHR Industrial recruits Joseph Edwards as Schindler’s Senior Production Manager. Tom Conroy & Robert Cwenar led this search.

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global diversified provider of elevators, escalators and related services with revenues of $10 billion. Schindler employs 58,000 people in more than 100 countries. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Schindler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies

The U.S. operation is ~$2.0 billion in revenue with approximately 5,600 employees, made up of 3 Area businesses. The U.S. is a part of the “Americas Zone,” which covers an expansive geography, including Central and South America, with nearly $ 3.6 billion in revenue and 14,000+ employees. While the focus of this position is specific to North America, there is opportunity for expansion into other businesses across the Americas Zone.

The Production Manager will drive plant production and efficiency for Schindler Elevator’s Clinton, North Carolina facility. The role will include supply management, scheduling, manufacturing processes, shipping, maintenance, people management, and implementation of change initiatives in the facility. There will be a need for this role to have a strong presence on the shop floor, focusing on daily initiatives involving training and development, safety, and continual process improvements.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be exceptionally results-focused, and be a hands-on leader. He/she will have a track record of designing and implementing lean manufacturing processes, setting goals, and seeking out improvements. He/she will excel in fostering team development to drive performance metrics, and possess the skills necessary to execute facility reconfigurations that will maximize operations potential.

The ideal candidate will be an agent of change, evaluating practices as necessary to increase productivity and minimize waste. He/she will be committed to achieving exceptional levels of quality in all aspects of plant operations, including products, personnel, and processes. This person will possess traits that align with Schindler’s core values. A strong work ethic, and the highest ethical standards are assumed.

* Approximately 140 employees, with 3-4 supervisors directly reporting

* Candidate should have strong plant operations experience in a LEAN environment

* Candidate should have welding / industrial welding background or exposure to such environments