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AVP, Industrial Engineering

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Nov 5, 2022


dormakaba is seeking an AVP, Industrial Engineering to join our Operations team in Indianapolis, IN. This position is responsible for the manufacturing footprint strategy, capital planning and implementation, core vs non-core capability definition, advancement of core capabilities, vertical integration vs. sourcing determination, process capability improvement, and general manufacturing strategy harmonization with long term business commercial planning.  The position will drive the core plant culture, grow the strategic manufacturing competencies, and oversee our core Lean strategies to drive achievement of division’s goals for the P&L (Profit and Loss), including GM, COGS, and SG&A.



  • Drives manufacturing excellence and design operation system (e.g., shopfloor management system, Kata, Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream focus, embrace lean culture and competency development), pull in relevant expertise (i.e., global/local) to deliver net productivity target & reduce cost to offset inflation
  • Task to lead strategic supply/sourcing, manufacturing footprint projects at Americas level and coordinating with other segments
  • Collaborates with global Manufacturing network strategy and footprint (Lead major capital investment)
  • Modernizes and implements tasks as defined in Shape-4-Growth projects
  • Responsible for all LEAN and Advanced Manufacturing projects, including facility moves, infrastructure, and core operational projects
  • Implements plant optimization plans and strategies



  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or Business Administration required. 
  • Master’s Degree and / or Lean Six Sigma Black Belts is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 15 years manufacturing and assembly experience with > $100M revenue levels
  • Parallel plant operations, start up, and closure operational management
  • Demonstrated increasing levels of management experience and full P&L management
  • Experience meeting compliance and EH&S (Environmental Health and Safety) requirements for OSHA, UL, ISO, and Sustainability
  • Plant level experience in vertical integration and assembly centers
  • Experience staff Advanced Manufacturing teams and functions.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to develop cross-functional teams and partnerships.
  • Experience with facilities physical infrastructure, maintenance, employee safety and security
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (One-on-one as well as group interaction)
  • Skills or experience with personal computers, including electronic E-mail, personal scheduling, word processing and electronic spreadsheet skills



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage, and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)
  • Continuous improvement/innovative mindset (always looking for better ways of doing things and not satisfied with the status quo)



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!


The Federal Executive Order 14042 on COVID-19 requires all current and new employees of government contractors to comply with one of the following on or before the Federal deadline date:

  1. Received their final vaccination dose – either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson OR
  2. Submitted a medical exemption/accommodation request for approval OR
  3. Submitted a religious belief exemption/accommodation request for approval.


dormakaba is a federal contractor which means all our team members must comply with this order by the Federal deadline to start and continue employment with us. Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm the Federal deadline date at the time an offer is made to help ensure compliance.




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