Vice President Innovation and Product Development FGIAQ
Company: Filtration Group
Posted on: February 22, 2021
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(1/28/2021 5:06 PM) ID 2021-3497 Job Locations US-IL-Joliet Company
FILTRATION GROUP LLC Position Type Regular # of Openings 1 Overview
Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier
and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint
and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are
driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum
of applications in the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving global
filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an
entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which
our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.
The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown organically and
through a thoughtful acquisition strategy to be a global leader in
the highly attractive filtration industry. Filtration Group has the
broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry and has had a
particular focus on building a leading platform of solutions
focused on the Life Sciences and Indoor Air Quality end markets
which are rapidly growing in the current market environment.
Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end
markets and produces mission critical products with high
replacement rates. Over 80 percent of the Company's revenue comes
from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified
into customer's products or processes.
With revenues of $1.4 billion, Filtration Group is consistently
recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration
businesses in the world and has a global footprint of 141
facilities in 28 countries. Filtration Group has over 6,000
employees who are united in their Mission to make the world safer,
healthier and more productive.
Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the
largest and most successful privately held companies in the world.
Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders
that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more
productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver
outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to
building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while
coaching others to reach their highest potential. Madison's
footprint spans across Europe, Asia and the Americas operating over
216 facilities in 45 countries, with over 12,000 engaged employees.
Having successfully built market leaders in filtration, medical,
safety, instruments, heat transfer, and indoor air quality, Madison
generates revenue of $5 billion, with an enterprise value worth
well over $7 billion.
Responsibilities Position Summary:We are currently seeking a VP
Innovation and Product Development at our Joliet, IL facility. The
VP of Innovation and Product Development at FGIAQ will lead the
engineering team and will be responsible for all aspects of the
facility and manufacturing asset reliability, operational
efficiency and continuous improvement. In addition, this position
is responsible for EHS and to initiate, design, develop, optimize
and problem solve manufacturing and supporting processes. The VP of
Innovation and Product Development will report to the President of
FGIAQ-North America and serve on the plant leadership
team.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Leadership of at least five direct reports to include
development and coaching of those personnel.
- Associate Development: Assist in the development of others in
the area of his/her expertise, while demonstrating an understanding
of those with a diverse background or experience.
- Safety: Support implementation of the loss control improvement
process by compliance with critical safety rules. Visibly
demonstrate that safety is a value by following safety procedures,
maintaining a safe workplace and complying with safety rules.
Develop equipment, processes and products that meet safety codes,
policies and guidelines. Actively participate in achieving
organization and personal safety objectives. Follow the Safety
Roles and Responsibilities Matrix by holding yourself and all team
- Quality: Improve process capability to deliver a reduction in
defects and variability. Identify, develop, and implement products,
processes, materials, systems, and procedures to achieve business
objectives and drive continuous improvement.
- Development of strategic plan for plant and departmental
development including 3-year capital plan to enable continuous
improvement of the facility as a whole.
- Functions as project manager and implementer for process
related capital improvement projects.
- Practice continuous improvement strategies while continually
monitoring production activities (rates & yields) and support
services in order to increase productivity and product quality
while reducing waste.
- Solicit and provide ideas for the elimination of waste,
continuous improvement and defect prevention.
- Initialize or provide input for part production instruction
changes or updates.
- Develop/update procedures/training documents.
- Design and Development: Initiate, design, develop and optimize
manufacturing assets and supporting processes
- Technical Knowledge: Develop knowledge and skills to be
recognized as an implementer of engineering principles and /or
scientific analysis in meeting objectives.
- Security and Documentation: Maintain security and documentation
to ensure the retrieval of data and protection of proprietary
- Strong problem-solving skills particularly in use of DMAIC and
Lean Six Sigma tools
- Strong Communication skills to effectively interface with
internal and external customers.
- Diversity: Contribute to an environment in which all team
members are respected regardless of their individual differences
and are motivated to improve both their individual and team
contributions to achieve desired business results
- Provide support via root cause investigation and development of
corrective action, implementation of resolution to quality issues,
productivity improvement and waste reduction.
- Drive cost-savings initiatives and implement continuous
improvement strategies for all production processes. An individual
in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential
duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the
general details necessary to describe the principle and essential
functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only
duties that may be assigned for the position. Qualifications
- Minimum BS in Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry.
- Previous experience with systems and manufacturing highly
- Previous experience with Lean and Six Sigma - LSSBB
- Previous Operational Leadership is essential
- Authorized to work in the US (no sponsorships)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work across all levels of the organization
- Highly proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
- Relocation a mustPhysical/Mental Demands: While performing the
essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required
to reach, grasp, stand and/or sit for long periods of time (up to
90% of the shift), walk, talk and hear; occasionally required to
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The physical and mental
requirements described here are representative of those that must
be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential
functions of this position. Working Environment: Work is performed
in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderately quiet, with frequent interruptions and
multiple demands. The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an individual may encounter while
performing the essential functions of this position. *This document
does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other
than an "at-will" employment relationship. Additionally, this job
description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive
listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required
of the employee for this job. Filtration Group retains the
discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at
any time with or without notice. Filtration Group is committed to
hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class. Applicants must be able
to pass a drug test and background investigation. Options Apply for
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