Sr. Manager, Engineering / Facilities

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  • East Windsor, NJ, USA
  • 2021-10-04

Sr. Manager, Engineering & Facilities

Our client is a manufacturer and distributor of high end products targeted at the luxury market and premium buyer.  Their business continues to grow and is a combination of in store retail sales and online sales. 

What maintains their leadership position in the market is a mindset of continuous improvement, looking for how to do things better, and leveraging technology.   They have created a new role of Sr. Manager, Engineering & Facilities to drive continuous improvement from a facilities perspective.

This position is ideal for an individual who is forward thinking, embraces technology enabled solutions, and with a strong background in project management and warehouse / distribution facilities.

This role has two key areas of responsibility: Facility & Warehouse Efficiency and Improvement, and Management of Facility Operations

Facility & Warehouse Efficiency and Improvement:

  • Lead all areas within the site in designing, preparing and continually improving operational performance by leveraging mechanization and automation.
  • Reduce facility operating cost by improving process and maintenance efficiencies.
  • Reduce labor dependencies by recommending automated and mechanical improvements.
  • Reduce material waste, improve energy efficiencies and streamline all processes to include assembly.
  • Drive all TQM activities within the site
  • Assess current practices for process / operational improvement, and lead initiatives to achieve these improvements.

Management of Facility Operations:

  • Oversee the maintenance and facility organization, coaching the managers and other personnel to ensure they are developed for work class performance in their assigned jobs as they work with a safety-first mindset.
  • Create yearly site capital budget in support of distribution, assembly, and returns while meeting environmental and safety requirements and improvements.
  • Manage utilities and building service and maintenance budgets
  • Mentor and coach all on site engineers
  • Embrace, update and recommend FDA readiness/maintenance initiatives within the facility
  • Interact with State and Federal agencies, local municipalities and communicate with facility management, Procurement, Legal, Finance, IT, and HR.
  • Review and enforce all facility policies ensuring safe work teams

Skills / Experience / Knowledge:

  • Seven (7) or more years facility engineering and operations experience in a distribution environment.
  • Strong project management skills. Demonstrated experience improving facility operations
  • Demonstrated experience with OSHA, FDA, NEC, and NFPA regulations and guidelines
  • Experience in programmable controls and robotics
  • Experience in facility documentation in the areas of certifying personnel, validating safety equipment, validating facility equipment operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Familiarity with FDA guidelines a plus.
  • Positive, spirited, inquisitive attitude a must. Team orientation. Highly collaborative.
  • Embraces leadership and development of junior associates
  • Bachelors degree in engineering
  • Position is based in East Windsor NJ with occasional travel to Ohio and other locations.

This position offers:

  • Professional growth both in terms of skills and knowledge and the opportunity to implement class leading solutions.
  • Attractive compensation plan with base salary and bonus, along with comprehensive benefits.
  • Career growth and advancement.