Parker Hannifin Corp Value Stream Manager in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Value Stream Manager

WI-Manitowoc, United States

Group: Fluid Connector Grp N. America

Job Family: Manufacturing and Production

Job ID: 8869-1A

Posted: 2018-02-16

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Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Essential Functions

Ownership of Value Stream P&L’s including cost analysis and opportunities, product line margin, PPV goals and manufacturing productivity.

Responsible for POP implementation and long term manufacturing strategies.

Operational leadership including successful Lean implementation resulting in productivity gains.

Meets with the Value Stream Leaders regularly, reflecting on problems, solutions, and challenges, thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a learning organization.

Leads the Value Stream in daily operations and continuous improvements which include but are not limited to: supply chain production control, establishing manufacturing priorities, coordination of activities with off -shift management and order shipments. Emphasizes the creation of continuous product flow, utilize pull systems where flow is not currently possible, and works to level the workload.

Creates the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work/processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with safety requirements.

Instills and maintains a positive can-do team atmosphere within the Value Stream; holding regular team meetings and assigning team members tasks and coordinate support services needed outside the team. Utilizes PDCA in conjunction with the Tracking Centers and Team Improvement Boards to ensure results.

Ensures Value Stream Leaders provide effective cross-training for the Value Stream Associates, including backups from other areas, to assure a continuous smooth running Value Stream. This training is the foundation of a culture that stops to fix problems in order to get quality right the first time.

Works with the other members of Division Staff to develop the future state value stream map and manages the plans to achieve it, as documented in the Site Tracking Center. In addition, the VS Manager works with the VS Team Leaders to maintain the Team Improvement Boards (TIB) . Both of these centers – the TIB and Site Tracking Center – are the minimum requirements in a visually controlled environment that ensures no problems remain hidden.

Major Duties

Broad responsibility and leadership for overall operation of a value stream. Implements the Parker Lean system and Win Strategy to ensure a safe work environment, maximize profitable growth, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a technically qualified work force, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements. Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly expectations

Responsible for developing and managing Team Leaders and associates, Process Engineering, Quality, budgets, employment decisions and performance assessments of the Value Stream.

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Value Stream to include: developing associates, ensure that team consensus is used to thoroughly evaluate decisions, ensure that decisions are rapidly implemented, budget planning, employment decisions related to associates and performance assessment of all direct reports, team leaders and associate


Bachelor Degree or equivalent; Masters preferred.

3-5 years of major professional accomplishments, including increasing responsibility and leadership of projects and teams of considerable size, scope and complexity. Previous P&L ownership experience preferred.

Sufficient experience and background in accounting, PC skills, manufacturing, human resources management, inventory control and strategic planning.

Demonstrated teamwork and team building skills in producing results by meeting organizational objectives. Capable of assessing and developing individual and team skills and capabilities. Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals. Serve as a role model by promoting new ideas and positive change.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Involved with or lead a team in LEAN process improvements/implementation preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

(“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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