Manufacturing Manager

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United States of America
Concord, North Carolina
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We’re looking for a


Are you a business minded leader with a visionary mind and passion for driving success? If you’re thrilled by the challenge of managing one of our key production unit while developing next level of manufacturing excellence, you might be the one we’re looking for. Together with us, you have a truly unique opportunity of directing the next phase of our journey and transforming this exciting area!

Kanthal is part of Alleima Group, and a world-leading brand for products and services in the areas of industrial heating technology and resistance material. We develop innovative solutions in creative partnerships with our customers, and with a strong commitment to reduce the environmental impact. With skilled people and pioneering technology, we support some of the world’s most exciting and biggest projects.

Your mission

In this role, you have the overall responsibility for all Heating Systems products produced at site Concord, North Carolina. In the longer term, your mission is to improve the unit's operations and cost efficiency, and steer the unit towards Growth and increased Focus on external customers through increased collaboration with the global Operations team and sales force.

You’re a key player in our operations, with responsibility for delivering and following up on operational performance in all aspects related to safety, sustainability, quality, delivery and productivity. With customer focus as your main objective – together with an inclusive and empowering leadership style – you ensure a proactive way of working.

We strive for a genuinely collaborative culture, and you contribute to a strategy that provides a clear direction for the supply of our products – all the way from customer demand through production, supply and logistics. You’re responsible for driving a cost and capital efficient supply chain that creates a competitive advantage; allowing us to capture new business opportunities.

As Head of Production Unit, you’re part of the Heating Systems Operations management team, where you share the responsibility of driving and developing our business operations towards a strong and successful future. You report to the Head of Operations – Heating Systems and are located at our production site in Concord, North Carolina. Global travel is a part of your job.

We believe in empowering our people, so you will have the freedom and flexibility to act within the scope of your job, keeping the Kanthal way of working as the guiding path.

We firmly believe in Diversity and celebrate Inclusion across all dimensions in our organization. Together with you, we would contribute towards providing a Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive work environment within Kanthal and BU Heating Systems.

Your profile

We’re looking for someone with a strong manufacturing background, in combination with a successful track record from leadership positions where you have truly made a difference as an inclusive and coaching leader. You’re skilled in working with LEAN manufacturing, organizational development and change management in a production environment, and your experience includes the relevant knowledge needed to identify and drive business success factors. As we act both locally and on the global stage, you’re fluent in both written and verbal English.

Your personality truly makes the difference! You’re curious, entrepreneurial and self-motivated and your leadership style is based on creating trust through communication. With your passion for people and a holistic view on our business operations, you know what it takes to build a successful and dynamic foundation for success and how to navigate your team through times of change. At Kanthal, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business and our customers. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

We’re looking forward to meeting you!


Send your application no later than 14th September 2022. Read more about Kanthal at, Job ID: R0034880.

If you wish to attach a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Head of Operations & Recruiting manager – Stefan Schatz

Head of HR – Jyoti Sharma