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Sr. Manager, Manufacturing Initiatives Strategy



Manufacturing Strategy Manager

In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a key business partner and liaison for the Manufacturing Services organization within the Automotive Transportation Solutions Business Unit. Collaborating with business segments, Molex Global Divisions, Global Operations and Procurement to develop Manufacturing Design strategies to enable our customers to transform the world with Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric Transportation (CASE) solutions.

Primary Purpose:

Develop the Vision and Strategies for Manufacturing Roadmaps to achieve business Product Development and Profitable Growth goals.

What you will do in your Role:

1. Be the business partner focal point interfacing with Segment Leaders, Product Managers, Product Engineering, Manufacturing Services, Procurement, and Operations connecting the Product & Engineering roadmaps to Manufacturing Strategies future needs and gaps (capabilities and resources).

2. Create Manufacturing Strategy recommendations & solutions through engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders.

3. Responsible to help formulate & communicate the strategy, plan, and execution of Manufacturing Strategies aligned to the business unit’s Strategic initiatives & product family roadmaps.

    • Facilitate and lead cross-functional teams in strengthening existing manufacturing capabilities and developing new capabilities that can be used for new product development. Drive Design for Manufacturing through collaboration with product design.

5. Partner with Business Segments, Manufacturing Services & Operations for continual improvement manufacturing projects through identification of gaps and lessons learned to strategically develop and apply throughout the BU/Division.

6. Investigate & identify manufacturing trends, innovations, and benchmarking to drive transformation in Manufacturing Strategy, Capabilities (people/process/tools), & Execution.

7. Support technical reviews with internal and external customers, phase reviews and other applicable meetings as required.


Work Experience Required:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working with manufacturing plants and engineering performing feasibility and process capabilities as part of New Product Development, direct exposure to operations/manufacturing
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills & techniques (5-why, 8D, etc)
  • Effective interpersonal skills in Collaboration & Negotiation
  • Must be able to travel as needed to Design centers, Vendors and Molex Manufacturing plants
  • Experienced in Strategy Development

· Experienced in vendor management a plus

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Our Benefits
Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Equal Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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