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Manufacturing Manager Job

Job Classification:  Onsite

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 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.  

About this Location

From its sculpted bluffs to the mighty Mississippi river and all the places in between, WinonaMinnesota, has unparalleled beauty mixed with a cool urbanity & old-world charm.  Ample parks and scenic views give you endless paths to explore.    Winona is a perfect size for diversity to flourish without losing the small-town feel.  It is large enough to support many industries, many of national and international distinction, and is the home to three institutions of higher education.

About this Team

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. 

Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid.

How you will contribute:

Here at Acuity Brands (formerly Winona Lighting), we are seeking a highly motivated Focus Factory Manager (Production 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.  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.

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:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 6 to 8 years in a manufacturing or production environment
  • 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.

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%

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!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


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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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  3316

Nearest Major Market: Winona

Job Segment: Industrial, Supply Chain Manager, Manager, Supply, Manufacturing, Operations, Management

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