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We Light the Way

Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated Production Manager (Operations Manager), with experience driving results in a manufacturing or related environment.  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:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • 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

Required Experience and Knowledge:

  • 6 to 8 years in a manufacturing or production environment, preferably high volume.
  • 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.
  • Able to read, write and speak English.

Educational Background  

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  Physical Requirements 

  • Must be able to see, hear and comprehend in a noisy, environment.
  • Must be able to tolerate temperature ranges of 40 - 90 degrees F.
  • May be assigned to work off shifts and/or weekend hours.

We invite you to apply to this role today and join our winning team!

Travel Requirements
  • 1-20%


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


Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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Req ID:  964

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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