New Balance Director of Domestic Manufacturing in Lawrence, Massachusetts

New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?

New Balance’s Director of Manufacturing will create, build and execute Domestic Manufacturing strategies and vision that will drive New Balance to be a Top 3 Global Athletic Brand. This will be accomplished through the development, planning and implementation of strategic and responsive manufacturing initiatives that support consistent business growth, onboard new technologies, expand market share and strengthen brand equity and reputation.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Lead the Domestic Manufacturing organization that includes the development of new product, planning, purchasing/sourcing and manufacturing operations

  • Champion company objectives for safety, quality, cost and delivery of domestically made footwear to our customers and drive quantitave lead time reduction

  • Guide, develop, inspire and lead a team of managers across the domestic organization to achieve objectives and strategies

  • Implement strategic manufacturing initiatives and drive continuous improvement initiatives across the organization that will reduce waste and positively impact the Domestic P&L

  • Partner and champion new digital manufacturing solutions with other NB innovation teams.

KEY CUSTOMERS

  • The Director of Manufacturing serves the product development, planning, purchasing and manufacturing groups internally by leading the team to execute business objectives

  • Translates objectives, goals and strategic plans received from New Balance’s Senior Leadership team into executable manufacturing strategies

  • Serves all of New Balance’s internal partners that have influence and impact to Domestic manufacturing business

  • Delivers ownership in achieving business objectives of our domestically made product in a manner that demonstrates our core values and corporate culture

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Delivery of strategic business plan that strengthens the brand, meets financial targets and creates and environment of success.

  • Implementation of innovation technologies which demonstrates NB commitment to Domestic manufacturing growth to further move the organization toward Top 3 Global Athletic Brand status

  • Attraction and retention of top talent, building a world class team of management and operations professionals

REPORTING STRUCTURE

  • Reports directly to EVP Manufacturing

  • Manages a US based team including: product development, planning, purchasing, consolidation and 5 manufacturing locations all based in New England – with a total of 1,200 associates

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS

  • Seasoned, proven leader with deep understanding of manufacturing operations and track record of achieving business objectives

  • Strategic acumen and intellectual creativity and curiosity to develop executable ideas

  • Influential collaborator who builds highly productive and respectful relationships across all levels of the organization as well with external partners

  • Demonstrated breadth and depth of Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement , modern manufacturing technologies such as IOT and interconnected systems

iCIMS ID: 13907

Street: 5 South Union St