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Branch Manager

Date: May 5, 2023

Location: Berndorf, Other/Not Applicable, AT

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Branch Manager within our Management team to lead our Austrian branch in Berndorf. Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as tier one and two suppliers within the automotive industry? That’s right! In fact, in 2019, we were named as one of GM’s “Supplier of the Year” recipients. Our automotive products fall into three primary groups: Seating and Lumbar support, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables. If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Branch Manager, you will have the responsibility to successfully lead the day to day operational functions within the branch. You will also support the management team while fostering an environment that aligns with the company vision, strategy and culture. The role is responsible for motivating and empowering people to perform the manufacturing process with excellence; and to produce a quality product.

What will you be doing as a Branch Manager?

  • Leading a Safety first approach maintaining a zero accident culture. Ensures and monitors work, accident prevention and environmental protection regulations of the facility to assure a safe and productive work environment
  • Development and administration of Operational budget, controlling operational P&L and formulating actions to address variances and gaps, achieving revenue targets, maximizing productivity and cost optimization. Works closely with other departments such as Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality & Program Management to ensure continued delivery of manufacturing plan
  • Monitors quality and quantity of output; takes appropriate action
  • Optimize branch capacity and efficiency through flexible plant and manufacturing structures, improvement through Lean Manufacturing methods within operations and optimize production utilization and Strategy
  • Establishes a culture of functional and Operational Excellence, supports 5S, lean initiatives and a committed role model for our Company’s Beliefs and Behaviors
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal capabilities and strengthen the organization (Succession Planning) through training, career development opportunities as necessary to achieve operating objectives
  • Maintaining strict adherence to internal and external Business Processes and Certifications synonymous with a large US Incorporation operating within the Automotive Industry and all other local legal requirements
  • Fulfill assigned primary, secondary and or tertiary deputy/back-up roles as assigned and required on occasion by the business


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • 5-7 years of proven operations success in a manufacturing environment
  • Automotive experience
  • Experienced managing P&L
  • Experience in people and project management
  • Business acumen with proven track record and expertise ­
  • Proven leadership skills in a growth and change based manufacturing environment ­
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines
  • Strong Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing ­
  • Proven ability to build relationships, to drive results through internal partnerships and to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints ­
  • Fluent in German and English - Oral, written, organizational and communication skills

What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for! Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team. Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available. If you require assistance completing an application, please contact our team at


Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!


We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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