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Head of Manufacturing, Rolling Stock - North America

Company: Siemens Mobility
Location: Lexington
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

At Siemens Mobility, Inc., we are committed to an Ownership Culture in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company's success. We use lean principles and seek continuous improvement in our processes and customers' experience. The Rolling Stock (RS) business unit is the North American market leader in the production of passenger rail vehicles. As a leader in Manufacturing, the Head of Manufacturing, Rolling Stock, North America plays a key role in driving manufacturing excellence and sustainability while prioritizing the well-being, development, and experiences of our workforce. This role must lead by example and promote dedication to health & safety and the environment.

As the Head of Manufacturing, Rolling Stock, North America, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of manufacturing for trains, trams and locomotives for our Sacramento, CA, and Lexington, NC manufacturing sites (and potentially new sites) located throughout the United States as well as the functions reporting into the Plant Manager at each train manufacturing facility, including logistics, order management, and industrial engineering. This role requires exceptional leadership skills, critical thinking, and a deep understanding of manufacturing processes. This position will report directly into the President of Rolling Stock in the United States and to the CEO of Siemens Mobility, North America.

What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategies to optimize productivity, efficiency, quality, schedule adherence, and cost-effectiveness across all manufacturing sites.
  • Cultivate a positive employee culture dedicated to safety, health, and the environment where employees can thrive and feel empowered to reach their full potential.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork, respect, and continuous improvement while leading a team of site managers and manufacturing professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to drive performance and achieve manufacturing goals within budgetary parameters.
  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators to track the success of manufacturing initiatives and drive continuous improvement, while ensuring alignment with financial objectives.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams, including supply chain, engineering, and finance, to ensure alignment across all aspects of the business.
  • Drive innovation and technology adoption to enhance manufacturing processes, increase productivity, and maintain competitiveness, while managing associated costs and return on investment.
  • Develop and continuously improve factory layout, physical and electronic tooling landscapes, with a view towards optimizing the use of automation and digital processing.
  • Oversee risk management initiatives, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and implementing measures to mitigate risks.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers, and regulatory agencies, to support business objectives and foster a culture of collaboration.

    To thrive in this role, you have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Production Management, or a related field with 10+ years of successful experience in an engineer-to-order, capital equipment manufacturing environment.
    • Prior experience and a proven track record within the rail industry, products, and equipment.
    • Consistent track record of leadership and success in large, complex manufacturing environments, with experience managing multiple sites is preferred (About 35% travel required).
    • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, quality management principles, and continuous improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma).
    • Excellent communication skills, able to effectively communicate complex concepts and build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
    • Strategic problem solver with the ability to translate business goals into actionable manufacturing strategy, plans and initiatives.
    • Experience working in a global environment, with a strong understanding of international business practices and cultural considerations.
    • Proven ability to inspire change and navigate through ambiguity in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
      Join us in this exciting journey to drive innovation and excellence in the railway industry!

      We offer a variety of health and wellness benefits to employees. Details regarding our benefits can be found here: https://www.benefitsquickstart.com/siemens/index.html . The base salary range for this position in Lexington, NC, is $250,000 - $325,000. The annual incentive target is 35% of the base salary. The salary may be higher or lower depending on the budget and the candidate's experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications.

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Keywords: Siemens Mobility, Winston-Salem , Head of Manufacturing, Rolling Stock - North America, Other , Lexington, North Carolina

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