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Title:  Director,Global Manufacturing Engineering - Network Cable

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

CommScope is hiring a Director,Global Manufacutring Engineering - Network Cable in Catawba, NC


Position Summary:

Manage and direct New Product Introduction and Process Engineering projects to support global mass production of CommScope cables. Ensure that all projects are effectively managed to meet planned timelines, budgets and project scope requirements. Structure projects in accordance with the Product Development Process.  Global impact across multiple international sites, with top-line & bottom line influence.


Key Responsibilites:

  • Develop and execute Manufacturing Engineering strategies to align with Operations
  • Manage & develop NPI teams, including technical and supporting roles
  • Support product transfers to global manufacturing facilities in accordance with strategic localization plans, in collaboration with the BSA Global Operations team.
  • Lead NPI projects as the key technical representative. Collaborate with Project Management, Planning, Operations, Design Engineering, Quality and Procurement  teams on execution of the project plans.
  • Maintain project schedules and expedite tasks as needed to support project timelines. Publish periodic schedule status for each project and elevate delay issues to appropriate management representatives.
  • Plan and monitor project budgets for capital and expense items. Review status with management team regularly.
  • Provide training support to NPI teams locally and at receiving facilities regarding product specific processes and requirements.
  • Drive DFX through concurrent engineering involvement of the NPI teams during the product development process
  • Incorporate lean initiatives & improvements in the manufacturing and operations function within the project framework.


Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent. Master's degree is a nice to have           
  • Ten years minimum experience with cable manufacturing, with two years minimum managerial experience.
  • Ability to manage complex projects within a product development gate process
  • Technical knowledge of products & processes, including product specifications & testing
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, representing project status & issues to the Senior Management team & peers
  • Ability to lead teams including coaching, negotiation skills.
  • Travel will be required in this position.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity to manage relationships with people from all cultures.
  • Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build cross-cultural teams.
  • Maintains a highly professional manner which sets a standard of excellence for the rest of the staff.  Listens to others and responds professionally with timely and accurate information.
  • Functions proactively and persistently in the face of obstacles/change establishing both short-term and long-term operations and project management strategies to meet present and future project needs.
  • Consistently strives to create, develop and implement additional procedures, systems, programs, and processes aimed at continuous improvement, quality, and customer enhancement.
  • Communicates oral and written information accurately, concisely, and in a form appropriate to the target audience.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, organize, and be a dynamic team player, self starter and results oriented employee.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience is nice to have

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


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