Business Unit Manager

  • New Britain, Connecticut

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Parker Hannifin

Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company. With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S & P 500 index. Parker's engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world's greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Essential Functions

- Responsible for leading the Business Unit of a Division, meeting objectives as identified by the Corporations WIN Strategy. - Manages the Profit and Loss (P & L) asset performance of the business unit. - Develop world-class manufacturing operations through the use of automation, documented processes, demand flow technologies, and a team of empowered employees to continuously meet customer expectations. - Maintain close contact with customers to gain insight into their needs as well as general market requirements for business unit products. - Provides leadership for the business unit employees. - Fully support Division General Manager. - Interacts with current and prospective customers, trade associations, regulatory or government agencies, all levels of the organization including corporate officers, group and corporate staff functions.

Major Duties

- To profitably grow the Business Unit consistently and annually. Works with current and potential customers to promote and leverage company technologies, systems, products and services. - Establishes and maintains premier customer service. Leads by example. - Leads strategy deployment for the business unit concentrating on Lean Initiatives, Strategic Pricing and Strategic Procurement. - Leads Operating, Manufacturing, Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources, Lean Accounting, Planning, Sales/Marketing, and New Product Development functions to ensure operational efficiency and economy. - Accountable for driving Lean Initiatives, Strategic Procurement and Strategic Pricing initiatives throughout the operation to ensure they are fully embraced and implemented. - Develops a budget plan and manages the business unit within budget constraints. - Maintains familiarity with competitive environment within geographical area of responsibility. - Represents the operation at the Business Unit and Division levels. - Provides leadership by promoting team concepts, coaching, counseling, retaining, mentoring, training, talent management, and individual development. - Drives a culture of accountability and results through strategy deployment and effective performance management. - Ensures that the business unit conform to local, state and federal government regulations. - Promotes business unit within industry, manufacturing, trade associations and local community.


- Bachelor's degree in a technical or business discipline - Five to Ten years related experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment - Excellent knowledge of management and marketing principles, industry practices, company and competitor products, technology, and service capabilities. - Knowledge of business and operational processes; proposal development, contract negotiations, and program management. May require knowledge of international budgeting and acquisition processes and procedures. - Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others typically acquired through ten or more years of increasing experience and responsibility including prior leadership and/or program management role. - Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities using effective problem solving / resolution skills and a team focus. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to effectively and persuasively present information to top management, customers, and employees.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. ('Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor') If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to *************************************************************** and **************************************************************

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