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Production Manager (1st Shift)

Req ID:  5603
Remote Opportunities:  Onsite

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

The Indiana Production Facility (IPF) is Acuity Brands’ largest assembly manufacturing site in the USA. The facility is located about 45 minutes west of Indianapolis in the small town of Crawfordsville, Indiana, in the middle of Montgomery County. Love the outdoors as much as we do? Then you’ll enjoy the surrounding parks including Turkey Run and Shades State Parks or rent canoes at Clements Canoes Outdoor Center. These scenic locations are perfect for boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and picnicking. You can also visit a local sporting event at Wabash College or make the short 30-minute drive to DePauw or Purdue Universities.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Seeking a well-rounded P&L manager with the strong desire to assume complete ownership to drive change in this key business unit. You will be responsible for coordinating all functions of a Focus Factory. Responsible for coordinating all functions of a focused factory (New Product Introduction, EQDCI, In-sourcing, Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, Employee Performance, Supply Chain Performance). Responsible for partnering with Value Stream Leader to drive profitable growth for Value Stream. Generally supports a large Focus Factory or Focus Factory with high volume and low mix.

Education (minimum education required)

High School Graduate
H.S. Diploma Equivalency/ GED

Preferred Education (i.e. type of degree)

Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Science

Experience (minimum experience required)

  • Enterprise Risk - responsible for safety and environmental issues for the focused factory.
  • Quality - responsible for quality in three phases: incoming supplier quality, internal quality (manufacturing processes), external quality (customer satisfaction/quality finished goods products).
  • Delivery - responsible for 95% or greater target compliance while reducing lead times to customers.
  • Cost - responsible for continuous improvement in the value stream to drive month over month cost improvement/reduction.
  • Lean Process leader - responsible to use and mentor others on the Acuity Business Systems tools for use in continuous improvement (Kanban, SW, 5S, SMED, TPM, etc.).
  • Innovation - continuously drive to develop new and innovative ways to improve our processes.
  • New Product Introductions

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • 6 to 8 years in a manufacturing or production environment, preferably high volume.
  • Experience with P&L preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience leading a diverse team of salaried professional and hourly operators.
  • Proven leadership skills and accomplishments developing a team.
  • Management skills (people and projects).
  • Experience in problem solving, communication and conflict resolution.
  • Experience with Lean principles and exposure to Kaizen and continuous improvement events is helpful.
  • High degree of comfort with computer usage, and ability to analyze and present data.
  • Highschool diploma, Bachelors preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Light work

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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