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Plant Manager

Redditch, United Kingdom
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
Eaton's Aerospace Division has an opening for:
Plant Manager
Location: Lakeside, Redditch, UK
Primary functions:
Directs all manufacturing operations and support services at the site with the mission for total customer satisfaction through quality, on-time delivery, and cost.  Also responsible for meeting profit and cost targets for the plant. Ensures production objectives are met consistent with overall quality requirements. Plans and controls manufacturing processes through a full functional staff including production, materials, engineering, quality, accounting, facilities, and human resources.
Essential functions:
  • Leadership of Plant Safety through plant Gemba walks with the management team, cascade of safety initiatives to all level of the business and active participation in all matters relating to MESH to achieve a zero incident culture and a zero incident safety culture.
  • Sets overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective manufacturing operations
  • Develops and maintain a cohesive, efficient operating team. Maintains the operational cadence through tier meetings, SLT meetings, Management Review, Quality Review Meetings, Program Management Reviews, Succession Planning Meetings, Health & Safety meetings, Round Tables with employees etc.
  • Directs subordinate staff in the performance of their respective roles, utilizing the performance management process APEX, 1:1 meeting etc. to set objectives and agree development plans in order to deliver High Performance from the individual and for Eaton.
  • Leads the SIOP process at the site in order to ensure good short, medium and long term plans are in place that ensure resources are available when required to meet customer and shareholder requirements. Leads key decisions around inventory management and policies, people resourcing and plant investment.
  • Represents the company in the local community to enhance its image and reputation through participation in charitable or community projects.
  • Ensures that the plant achieves World Class Plant recognition by delivery of the Hi5 metrics (Safety – TRCR OTD, CONC, Inventory – DOH, Productivity – FLEX) and implements all Eaton Quality Best Practices and Quality Leading Metrics are at Green as a minimum per the Aerospace Criteria
  • Guides strategic development planning at the plant level and ensures alignment with Divisional, Operations and Group plans.
  • Delivers the Aerospace Division CI Vision utilizing the Eaton 4 Step Approach to CI making clear links between the Eaton Business System pull process, the key operating factors for the business and the improvement projects that are prioritized in order to deliver the operating plans with focus on material cost out and factory cost out.. Making clear the links between the top level aerospace objectives, the division objectives and the site objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in technical area or equivalent.  Requires professional-level competence in operations, management, and technology.
  • Minimum ten (10) years broad operating, manufacturing, technical and/or functional business and management experience or equivalent.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ leadership experience

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052801