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Launch Manager

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Launch Manager  within our Program Management  team to help support our Automotive  business.  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 four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Wireless Charging, 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 Launch Manager  you will have the opportunity to lead new products to market, coordinating the project from beginning to end.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by helping us stay at the forefront of innovation.  The team you will be working with is dynamic and hardworking, and values pushing each other for the greater goal


At this point, you’re probably thinking, this sounds great, right?!  But wait there’s more.  We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization.  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


So, what will you be doing as a Launch Manager?


  • Coordinate activities in the plant during launches of new products in detail to support the (remote) Project Manager
  • Monitor and communicate status of launches cross-functionally
  • Drive Solutions and Decisions for any issue that affects the product launch
  • Lead pre-launch reviews and Initiate improvements on Processes, Tools and Equipment
  • Manage Changes on Products or Manufacturing Processes after SOP in collaboration with Program Management and all needed functions
  • Lead a Safety first approach maintaining a zero accident culture
  • 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:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (significant work experience can be considered in lieu of education)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • 3-5 years of project experience
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams
  • Proven skills in coordinating projects and communication with teams
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of program and process standards, tools, and methods
  • Results oriented mentality


Things we consider a plus


  • Experience in Automotive Manufacturing


Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


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.


Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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