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Head of Manufacturing

Voith

Heidenheim, Germany

Tasks

  • Manage and support the global manufacturing in nine plants on four continents to generate continuous improvements and to contribute to the sustained development of the company´s excellence;
  • Define and develop the manufacturing strategy for the company with the Operating Units;
  • Closely work with the Board of Management to achieve a ‘lean’ transformation and operational targets;
  • Drive operational excellence together with the Corporate Excellence team;
  • Develop and lead specific projects (cost, time, and quality focus) and coach Operating Units in continuous improvement;
  • Support transfer pricing between the Operating Units;
  • Define and implement relevant KPIs.

Qualifications

  • Master degree in industrial engineering, alternatively mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or science;
  • Experience in operational management (manufacturing, supply chain, operational excellence), experience in a top-tier management consulting company is a plus;
  • Deep knowledge of lean management and proven ability to effectively manage projects;
  • Commitment to high quality standards / sense of responsibility;
  • Solution orientation, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurship paired with strong leadership skills;
  • High social and intercultural competence as well as the willingness to frequently travel globally;
  • Fluent English skills as a must, German an asset, additional languages (esp. Portuguese) are a plus;
  • Knowledge in SAP and MES are beneficial.

You are reporting to the Vice President Manufacturing/Supply Chain.

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