Senior Manufacturing Manager

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Fairhaven, MA, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Senior Manufacturing Manager Next possible start date | Fairhaven

Nye Lubricants Inc., a member of the FUCHS Group located in Fairhaven, MA, is a leader in the innovation, formulation and manufacturer of synthetic lubricants.  Nye’s lubricants add value to products in a wide range of industries and applications.



Your responsibilities:

Senior Manufacturing Manager oversees the bulk manufacturing operations across the Fairhaven facility.  The role will be responsible for maximizing the efficiencies, performance and cost across all aspects of the manufacturing process.  Deployment of Operational Excellence inclusive of LEAN, IIoT, Analytics, DMAIC, and other productivity tools are key enablers for success. 


Other essential duties include:

  • Provides analytical project management, support, and guidance on PLC, IIoT, HMI, and other integrated components of the MES as well as information technology infrastructure projects for facility.
  • Provides manufacturing expertise, training, and coaching in conjunction with the DMAIC, Six Sigma Lean and other statistical problem-solving tools. 
  • Utilizes IIoT data to refine the production process and to improve robustness, reliability, and other aspects of operational performance.
  • Develops and meets department objectives, budgets, and schedules.
  • Manages a team of Manufacturing Managers/Supervisors.
  • Collaborates on strategic planning for manufacturing and CAPEX requirements.
  • Works closely with LEAN manufacturing to reduce waste and downtime throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Supports new product development needs and introductions to ensure NPD timelines are achieved.
  • Develops, analyzes, and makes process improvement recommendations in conjunction with Engineering, Quality, Planning and Maintenance.
  • Provides strong leadership, team building, organizational development, coaching and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.



Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, or engineering. Master’s degree preferred.
  • ISM/ APICS/ CSCPM membership/certification preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain or related field that includes at least 3 years in a leadership capacity
  • Excellent mastery of Excel, Word, and other MS Office applications
  • SAP ERP experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with grease/lubrication manufacturing.
  • Hands on experience with Lean principles is strongly preferred
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance manufacturing and organizational needs. Works well with ambiguity.
  • Must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills, be able to work closely with all employees. Effective in working within a matrixed organization.
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement, reducing cost while improving quality and customer service metrics



These are your benefits:

FUCHS offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


FUCHS Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

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