Sr Manufacturing Manager

Southco | Honeoye Falls, NY

Posted Date 4/12/2024

Southco is the leading global manufacturer of Engineered Access Hardware with manufacturing and engineering facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we know small touches make a big difference. The people of Southco are passionate about connecting with our customers to create innovative engineered access hardware solutions aimed at enhancing the "touch points" of our customers' products. With unrivaled global supply and support, innovative products and dedicated people, Southco provides customers throughout the world with the broadest line of high quality Access Hardware Solutions on the market today for applications in the Networking, Telecommunications, Computer, Automotive, Aerospace, Mass Transit, Off-Highway/Construction, RV/Caravan, Industrial Machinery, Marine and HVAC industries.

Benefits we offer our employees:
· Generous time off – starting at 3 weeks of annualized PTO (first year is prorated based on start date), 9 company holidays plus 2 floating holidays
· 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan – Company makes automatic 2% contribution of eligible pay plus matching contributions of 50% up to the first 6% of eligible pay you contribute.
· Employee Stock Ownership Plan valued at approximately 4-6% of eligible earnings which includes dividend payments after 3 year vesting period
· Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) beginning first day of employment; company funds a portion of HSA for high deductible health plans
· Company paid Life & Disability Insurance including: Short term, Long Term, and Life
· Great Tuition Reimbursement program to support undergraduate or graduate programs available to all employees


Responsible for Manufacturing and Distribution operations. As the Senior Manufacturing Manager you are accountable for the overall performance and development of the various manufacturing department processes and activities including but not limited to: Quality, Manufacturing processes, Distribution, Materials, Toolroom, Maintenance and Facility Manufacturing Engineering.

Duties include but are not limited to: management direct and indirect employees, capacity management, quality/delivery, cost management, continuous improvement activities, and process development and maintenance. In addition project management of key operational initiatives, and participation in relevant Global BPN's.


  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience (or equivalent) in a supervisory capacity, preferably within a manufacturing setting.
    &bull : Must have excellent people, organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be able to handle stress and make quick decisions with incomplete information.
  • Extensive knowledge of various manufacturing processes
  • Must be able to identify, propose, implement and lead continuous improvement initiatives and teams. Experience with lean tools such as 5S, smed etc.
  • Must be capable of leading a diverse group of technical skill sets.


  • Manage, develop and direct the day-to-day activities of resources (people, overtime, temporary labor and capital equipment) within manufacturing and the distribution functions to ensure the achievement of strong financial performance, EQDC, and related scorecard metrics.
  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement, and directs the application of manufacturing engineering initiatives and lean manufacturing improvements including: automation, cycle time improvement, set-up reduction, standard work and 5S to deliver high quality products at a responsible cost, with the shortest leadtime.
  • Oversees the development/training of associates assigned to their areas of responsibility (direct or indirect). Cross trains employees for maximum flexibility. Monitors performance with visual management systems to ensure compliance and identifies opportunities for improvement. Metrics include such things as number of safety incidents, day-by-the-hour production tracking, TO's per hour, MES performance monitoring, or training hours by employee/department.
  • Responsible for the leadership of associates assigned to their areas of responsibility. In conjunction with HRD coordinates salary administration (direct, indirect; hourly, salary). Ensures that applicable company policies and work instructions are fairly, consistently, and uniformly followed. Responsible for providing and encouraging an environment which promotes positive morale and employee development. Key metrics include, but are not limited to: timely completion of PDR’s and implementation of goals (performance & development) for all employees in your charge; compliance to applicable health and safety requirements; compliance to applicable company policies and work instructions.
  • Lead and/or participate in a relevant BPN (Business Process Network) aimed in driving process consistency at Southco locations around the world.

Compensation: $115,000 - $125,000

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button. Southco provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Southco complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Employment Type
Full Time

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