Regional Director - Modernization Operations

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17
Los Angeles, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is currently seeking an experienced Regional Director – Modernization Operations in Los Angeles, CA.


Essential duties and responsibilities:


  • Drives and supports a culture of safety throughout the organization. Including participation in safety training, performing safety audits and stressing the importance of safety to all employees
  • Drives success of region modernization processes from booking to turnover; coordinates with the regional management team and branch teams within the region to drive initiatives
  • Responsible for bottom line P&L of the modernization product; drives consistent financial results, maintaining expected levels of profitability on region modernization projects
  • Supervises project managers and oversees branch modernization employees by providing direction and training, and communicating company policies, procedures and objectives. Includes hiring, supervising performance management, and progressive discipline
  • Plans, directs and prioritizes elevator modernizations with region manpower needs; supervises project managers and uses project management software and otherscheduling tools    
  • Uses accounting reports to review job backlogs and possible job fades for all branches within the region
  • Visits jobsites to survey and advises on modernization jobs progress. Includes trouble-shooting problems with operations managers and mechanics, performing quality audits and meeting with contractors to review progress
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with customers
  • Reviews and signs off on all bids above a certain dollar threshold. Includes attending pre-bid meetings with sales representatives and providing technical input to calculate labor and material costs
  • Assists with and provides approval for change orders, purchase orders, elevator turnover authorizations, accounts receivable, write-offs, credits and other necessary approvals
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all federal, state and local elevator industry code requirements
  • Actively participates in branch coordination meetings; collaborates with the factory as the main point of contact for region modernization
  • Possible direct project field crew oversight or project responsibilities on special tasks or projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Your profile

  • Thorough knowledge of general management methods within the elevator industry and specific experience with the modernization product line
  • 10+ years’ experience in upper level management
  • Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Overnight and extended travel is to be expected
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


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