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Operations- Leadership Development Program

Job Summary

  • Company:
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Location:
    Fort Mill, SC
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Job Category:
  • Occupations:
    Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    General/Other: Engineering
  • Industries:
    Manufacturing - Other
    Engineering Services
    Financial Services
  • Education Level:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Company:
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Date Posted:
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The Stanley Black & Decker Leadership Development Program (“SLP”) is a fast-track 2 year rotational program that is an integrated process for accelerating the development of our future leaders. It is geared toward recent graduates with manufacturing and/or supply chain internship experience and a relevant engineering degree who have a passion for a long term career in operations. Operations SLPs work in 8-10 month rotations in different facilities across the United States or in some cases, internationally. Each of the rotations have project assignments that allow participants to become familiar with how we do business and contribute to the success of that facility. The program offers invaluable experiences for early career associates seeking challenging developmental opportunities to jump-start their careers. This high profile opportunity will provide a great deal of company-wide exposure and professional growth.
Possess the ability to apply lean concepts in a diverse environment to improve business objectives relating to safety, quality, customer service, productivity, and inventory.  Examples:  8 Wastes (DOWNTIME), Kaizens, SMED, Value Stream Mapping, etc. Plan, manage and provide deliverables on projects as assigned Work closely with functional business groups to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of solutions deployed in support of business goals and objectives Lead projects and ensure that the functionality is developed in a way that complies with business requirements and established methodologies and practices Monitor and report to management on the status of project efforts, anticipating/identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective actions Facilitate structured training programs to support business transformation Identify opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change Leading key Supply Chain projects to streamline processes and increase working capital turns Gather and report necessary Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics globally Report out/present to the Executive Team your project deliverables on a quarterly basis  

Bachelor’s degree in operations management, manufacturing/industrial engineering, supply chain management, engineering or related field. Must have a 3.0 GPA upon graduation Must have demonstrated leadership experience Must have a passion for excellence and leadership Executes with the highest degree of integrity and accountability Must be able to communicate well across all levels of the organization Must be willing to rotate every 8-10 months to a new location (mainly U.S. based, but global opportunities may become available) Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business beginning with the shop floor and ending with senior management Self motivated individual who strives for excellence and continuous improvement through the use of analytical problem solving skills Facilitating, interpersonal and negotiation skills Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to interact effectively with executives Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills Experience using various computer applications including Microsoft Excel, Access and other applications included in the Microsoft Office Suite Basic knowledge of supply chain, logistics and finance Must be able to travel up to 25%, domestic and international travel Must have a “can-do” attitude – the desire to go above and beyond in all you do!  

Cheraw, South Carolina – Manufacturing Plant Fort Mill, South Carolina – Distribution Center Hampstead, Maryland – Manufacturing Plant Jackson, Tennessee – Manufacturing Plant Kannapolis, North Carolina – Distribution Center, South Carolina --Manufacturing,  New Britain, Connecticut – Manufacturing Plant Shelbyville, Kentucky – Manufacturing Plant Towson, Maryland – Supply Chain Team (Corporate Setting) New Britain, Connecticut – Supply Chain Team (Corporate Setting) Rialto, California – Distribution Center Miramar, Florida – Distribution Center Reynosa, Mexico – Manufacturing Plant  
EEO StatementAll qualified applicants that apply for Stanley Black & Decker will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Since 1843, we've set the standard for excellence in everything we do. No company on earth has a stronger or more compelling history of delivering the hardworking, innovative, powerful tools that help professionals around the world build, repair, and protect the world's most valuable things.

We are the leader in tools and security. We are Stanley Tools. We are DEWALT. We are Mac Tools. We are Porter-Cable. And we are much more. We are the doors that protect you at airports. We are the lock and deadbolt on your front door. We are the hydraulic breakers that rescue trapped earthquake survivors. We are the people on the phone in an emergency.

No matter where you live, what car you drive, what stores you shop at, or what building you work in, you can bet that we had a hand in making it work. And you can guarantee that we'll keep making it work.