Sprinkler Operations Manager, SimplexGrinnell (Houston, TX)

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 2/17/2017

Tyco Fire and Security Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 117,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
The primary function of this position is to manage the Mechanical delivery process, maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction while maximizing operational efficiencies, controlling costs within the district and meeting corporate financial goals. This position will manage project engineering, project management, CAD operations, order entry, installation and technical installation support.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: Coordinate with sales to analyze customer requirements and contractual obligations, determining the best possible SimplexGrinnell application. Responsible for executing the best solution for total customer satisfaction. This includes maintaining effective two-way communication with the customer from the initial order point to the warranty period.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for providing the highest quality delivery at the lowest possible cost. Responsible for operating within an approved financial plan, which includes direct costs, indirect costs, accounts receivable and profitability.

OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Oversee the support activity associated with the submittal process, engineering, technical support, CAD operations, installation schematics, equipment delivery, outside purchasing, scheduling, labor planning and business issues, such as, bonds, insurance and approvals. Interface with service department to ensure seamless project turnover.

INSTALLATION RESPONSIBILITY: Manage all installation requirements including material purchasing, project scheduling, with fiscal responsibility, installing through SimplexGrinnell installer or subcontractor management in accordance with company policy in a cost efficient manner. Manage the technical installation support activity including programming and operating systems according to customer specifications and applicable code requirements.

PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT: Ensure that effective performance measurements are assigned and employees are motivated to achieve and exceed objectives in a professional, timely and quality manner. Coordinate with and support the sales representatives in order to better serve the customer, grow the business and ultimately increase the sales volume per sales representative.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Empower, organize, and develop local installation staff into a cohesive and effective team trained and motivated to grow the business. Responsible for hiring quality individuals who possess the necessary skills, knowledge, talent, and experience to fill open job positions. Identify areas such as sales skills, business and product knowledge, and customer service, where training and development can enhance the district's abilities to meet current and future business needs. Maintain an open channel of communications among all departments and personnel to ensure consistent dialogue, foster initiative, and maintain employee morale.

SAFETY COMPLIANCE: Ensure that all employees comply with corporate safety programs and that employee safety training is complete and up-to-date. Completes all workplace accident investigations as required by the companys EH&S policy. Identify safety issues and hazards and notify the corporate safety officer of conditions that require corrective action.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE: Abide by Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, as well as all Company policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as directed.


* Education: A Bachelors degree, preferably in a business or engineering discipline.

* Experience: Minimum (7) seven years experience in management of district operation activities and fire sprinkler industry experience.

* Fire Sprinkler Sales/Sales Leadership Experience a plus.

* Requires good interpersonal skills, along with effective writing, speaking and presentation skills.

* Demonstrated management/leadership abilities to include training, team building, presentation and negotiation skills, branch administration and effective interaction with customer/company management.

* Ability to read and comprehend financial statements.

* Ability to read and negotiate terms for standard construction contracts.

* Previous P&L management experience a plus.

* Must obtain and retain NICET Level II Certification or higher.

* Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal codes required.

* Proficient with MS Office as well as online systems.

* Must be able to pass a pre-employment background screening and drug test.

* Possess a valid drivers license and driving record that meets company requirements.

We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits plan including medical, dental, prescription coverage, flexible spending accounts, paid life insurance, matching 401(k), ongoing training, tuition reimbursement and more. And because we're part of Johnson Controls we can prepare you for a career on a global scale.