• HVAC Laboratory Operations Manager

    Location US-TX-Plano
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    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World 




    At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.


    We are seeking an experienced HVAC Laboratory Operations Manager to join our Plano, TX location! Our choice candidate will have 10+ years of hands on experince with HVAC testing, excellent people leadership skills, solid Project Management and a strong background in Psychometric Test Facilities. This person will be responsible for developing and executing Operational strategy to drive growth and financial results while ensuring customer satisfaction within a highly matrixed organization. Additionally, this person will be responsible for:


    • P/L activities, budget development, leading & driving initiatives, marketing campaigns, development of tools, driving process efficiencies to grow business segments. 
    • Manages annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly budget breakdowns ensuring financial targets (revenue, profit, enterprise value, etc.) are met.
    • Responsible for managing costs within assigned budgets. Responsible for reporting and forecasting, workflow overviews and providing input into growth targets for customers. 
    • Drives and leads initiatives to identify new and/or additional business opportunities.
    • Anticipates customer needs by creating strong partnerships with Sales and Business Development.
    • Provides proactive solutions for new business opportunities to secure revenue, profit margin, market share and customer satisfaction. Builds customer intimacy and establishes strong relationships through customer visits, analyzing business data and market trends.
    • Participate in client seminars, conferences and trade shows.
    • Drives a high performing team by managing the performance and development of team members. Ensures understanding of and compliance with all established policies and requirements.
    • Communicates and exemplifies UL's Vision and Mission.
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Business Administatration 
    • Ten years directly related experience in HVAC and Psychometric Test Facilities is a must
    • Five years of relevant management/leadership experience.
    • Solid experience as lead or participant in cross-functional or global projects, or worked in multiple functions or regions.
    • Lean Sigma Green Belt or Lean Leadership Training, Gage R&R experience or equivalent preferred.
    • Strong Project Management skills
    • Demonstrates an advanced understanding of how decisions impact business results, management concepts such as effectively building a diverse team and planning and thinking strategically.


    *Internal title for this position is Engineering Manager



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