Director, Manufacturing Engineering

Company Name:
LOreal USA Products, Inc.
LOral USA Products, Inc. seeks Director, Manufacturing Engineering, in Somerset, New Jersey. The Director, Manufacturing Engineering, manages/directs all operational and engineering activities of assigned Skincare Manufacturing Unit of Production to ensure the safe, efficient attainment of the production plan in a manner that complies with LOral quality standards. Manages/directs all technical and production activity for assigned manufacturing Unit of Production. Manages production volumes of 80+ Million units. Coordinates integration of technical activities in packaging and processing engineering projects to include the direction, review and approval for engineering design for new equipment, including specifications, capabilities and installations, equipment modifications and improvements, and physical plant changes. Manages/supervises a staff of 11 direct reports, including Production Managers, Project Engineers, and Production Planners, and approximately 90 indirect operational staff, including Operators, Processors and Mechanics. Sets standard policies and procedures for scope, implementation and review of engineering projects and technical work within production area. Determines engineering project feasibility by analyzing available technology, resource needs, and market demands. Presents and explains status of engineering and technical projects to Company executives. Oversees Key Performance Indicators including Safety, Quality, Customer Service, Productivity, Efficiency, Waste & Environmental Goals. Manages and applies LOreal financial management instruments to operational activity with significant budgetary and control responsibility for labor, capital and indirect spending. Sets long-term manufacturing and engineering strategy for 3-5 year horizon to support anticipated business demand and growth. Partners with Logistics to develop accurate production plans that maximize the efficient utilization of manufacturing resources for 21 packaging lines and 7 processing vessels. Successfully executes new product launches. Confers with Plant Management, Product Development, Technical Packaging and Logistics on new product conception, technical specifications and industrialization. Prepares and justifies capital investments to increase safety, quality, productivity, operating efficiency and waste reduction. Awards technical contracts to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and approve engineering design, build, installation and cost of commissioned technology. Manages in conformance with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Travels 10-15% of the time to: (1) L'Oral and supplier locations within the Americas Zone (USA, Canada, Mexico and South America); and (2) L'Oral facilities in France/Europe.
Requires Bachelors degree or foreign equivalent in Applied Science or Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering. Must also have 5 years of progressively responsible experience (which may have been concurrent) in the job offered or as Package Engineer, Engineering Manager, Production or Manufacturing Manager or Department Manager to include:
5 years in a manufacturing environment, including membership on a Plant leadership team;
5 years in multi-product, fast-moving consumer goods manufacturing plant;
3 years managing large (100+), multi-functional processing and/or packaging teams with engineering responsibility;
3 years in processing and/or packaging project engineering position with responsibility for new equipment specification, design, installation and modification;
3 years in continuous improvement methodology in a lean/TPM environment with a focus on performance improvement and optimization;
2 years managing multiple levels of employees through supervisory staff; and
1 year in technical packaging design as an engineer.
To apply, e-mail resume to H. Gorzelnik at: or fax at: 732-381-5438 and reference position title. (Please disregard any instructions on this webpage to apply online.)

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