Vice President, Manufacturing

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we're looking for...

The Vice President of Manufacturing creates and executes operational plans and strategies with primary focus on safety, compliance, cost, capacity, and productivity.  This is accomplished through the development, planning and implementation of strategic and responsive manufacturing initiatives that support consistent business growth, onboard new technologies, create a stable workforce, and establish centers of excellence.

Expectations & Accountabilities...

  • Lead manufacturing operations across Oatey’s domestic multi-site manufacturing network with primary focus on Safety, Quality, Cost, and Productivity.  Maintain and build upon Oatey’s strong performance and culture expectations.

  • Develop long-term operational plans aligned with organizational objectives.

  • Oversee successful implementation of manufacturing process improvements, capital equipment investments, and infrastructure projects. 

  • Lead initiatives to promote continuous improvement within the organization to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap.

  • Lead and coach teams to drive a high-performance culture that accommodates rapid and dynamic growth.  Attract, retain, and develop a high-performing manufacturing team that establishes Oatey as an Employer of Choice. 

  • Manage and help develop annual manufacturing budget and manage overhead, variable and labor costs to meet or exceed annual plan.

  • Ensure each site maintains compliance with all state and national requirements including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, DOL, NFPA.

What you'll need to be successful...

  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant progressive management experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment.  Previous multi-site leadership experience preferred.

  • Successful record of development and execution of strategic and tactical programs that consistently meets objectives. 

  • Ability to lead in a fast-paced, high mix operational environment and work collaboratively with all functional groups including HR, Distribution, Supply Chain, Finance, EHSS, IT, Sales, etc.

  • Experience successfully leading EHSS improvements, cost savings, quality and continuous improvement initiatives, new product launches, and capital improvements.

  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving, positive approach and change management skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business Administration or relevant equivalent industry experience required.

  • Ability to travel - 25%.

Qualifications that will set you apart…

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent certification preferred.

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!


Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.


Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.