Plant Manager

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Position Description:


At a Glance


Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Manager to join the Wiremold Team in West Hartford, CT. 


Role: Reporting to the VP Operations - EWS Division, this position leads all aspects of the plant operations with overall responsibilities for ensuring financial, operational (safety, quality, service, cost, productivity, and working capital) and labor relations goals are achieved for the Wire & Cable Management business (Wiremold).


Main Activities: Develop and communicate the overall vision for the Wiremold factory and provide strategic leadership to ensure all goals are met. Lead business improvement efforts through the vigorous application of Legrand Way Daily Management system, lean principles & tools, and promotion of a strong continuous improvement culture. Develop an organization capable of achieving short term and long-term goals. Primary contact for providing information related to the plant to various stakeholders.



Organization: Organizational Leader competency level.


Main Interface: Internal – VP Operations – EWS and VP/GM Wiremold, Manufacturing personnel at all levels within the plant including Union officials and union hourly associates, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Manufacturing Management, Purchasing, Engineering, LNA Corporate Executives, other LNCA Operations Leaders. External – Customers, Suppliers, etc.


Budget: Responsible for developing and managing to the overall Plant budget.


Main Job Duties:


1. Develop the vision and strategy for the facility and drive initiatives & actions to achieve.


2. Provide overall leadership to ensure that the financial and operational goals (Safety, Quality, Service, Cost, Productivity, Working Capital) of the plant are met.


3. Proactively identify barriers and challenges that could negatively impact the operations and implement effective solutions to minimize impact.


4. Support all growth and strategic initiatives for the business including new product launches, product transfers, and other projects.


5. Communications of plant priorities, initiatives, and performance to all plant employees including daily, weekly, and quarterly scheduled meetings.


6. Effectively deploy the Legrand Way tool set. Utilize the LW Daily Management system as the basis for running the factory on a daily basis, ensuring hr X hr / OEE targets are met, identifying and correcting items that are not “at standard”, and quickly identifying / resolving any potential barriers to achieving goals.


7. Eliminate waste throughout the manufacturing operations through deployment of the

Legrand Way toolkit, implementation of Lean tools and processes, driving a continuous improvement culture, and promoting employee engagement at all levels of the plant. .


8. Primary point of contact for significant concerns or communications related to the facility. Interface with various LNA Executives, VP Operations, VP/General Manager, Purchasing, Finance, Human Resource, Engineering, customers, union officials, suppliers, to promote a high level of communication and collaboration.


9. Activities to support the Organization Performance Management System including establishing goals, reviewing performance, and salary administration.


10. Benchmark external companies to evaluate new tools and processes that will drive the West Hartford facility to world class levels of performance.


11. Develop an organization, to include all employees, that is capable of achieving the short term and long term goals of the factory.


12. Identify, propose, and obtain approval for large, impactful projects (capital & other) to drive step change improvements in the facilities performance (productivity, service, quality, etc).


13. Ensure the facility is capable of supporting the short and long term goals of the company through proper capital projects, preventative maintenance, footprint optimization, and other projects.


14. Ensure a safe work environment for all employees through implementation and maintenance of company directed safety programs, compliance with OSHA and other regulatory requirements, and promotion of a strong preventative safety culture.

15. Ensure proper collection and reporting of data necessary to track performance of the manufactuing operation against plan, identify root causes of issues, and support problem solving efforts.


16. Develop annual budget and ensure proper reporting of data necessary to track the performance of the manufacturing operation against budget.


17. Promotes harmonious working relationship with all employees through training of first line supervision in effective supervisory techniques, expedient and equitable resolution of issues and continual communication with the work force.


18. Enable a strong, collaborative working relationship with union leadership and all members of local union (IBEW).


19. Provide leadership to the organization to achieve highest levels of customer service in support of company goals and objectives. Promote the development of a customer focused culture that engages all associates through communication, priority setting and example. Play a leading role in communicating customer needs to the organization.


20. Performs other similar and related duties as required.




Education: BS degree required, Masters’ Degree preferred, in a Business, Engineering, Science, or other Technical discipline


Experience: Minimum of 15 years in progressive roles in an industrial manufacturing and assembly environment. Minimum 7 years of direct supervision (hourly and salaried employees) in a Plant Manager or Value Stream Manager or equivalent role. Experience with metal fabrication is preferred. Experience in a strong lean environment required. Previous experience / exposure in a union environment is preferred.


Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification is preferred



Must have a thorough knowledge of appropriate manufacturing methods, processes and equipment. Background with process improvement programs and quality initiatives required.

Must have demonstrated experience in applying Lean tools and practices and driving a strong Lean / Continuous improvement culture.


Proven track record of delivering results against stretch objectives is required.


Requires strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.


A basic understanding of financial concepts is required. This includes: P&L Statements, Working Capital, Cash Flow, and manufacturing variances.


Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software. Ability to use internet and web-based resources efficiently and effectively.


Must be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, and have excellent verbal and written communications skills


Must have strong leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to supervise and manage others. Able to foster open communication and support an environment of innovation and creative change.


Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business.


Thorough knowledge of manufacturing methods, processes, and equipment


Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business


Ability to drive change in an appropriate pace.

Company Info:

About Legrand

Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit .


About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit . 


About Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems Division

Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) division provides the most complete line of residential, commercial and industrial electrical wiring devices in the world.  EWS has strong market positions in wiring devices, raceway, floor & open space, overhead systems, pro-installed home systems and specialty networking across a number of exciting verticals including industrial food and beverage, hospitality and residential builders.  For more information, visit 




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