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Deputy Operations Manager

Your responsibilities

  • Implements the global business unit/product group manufacturing strategy in the country within the area of responsibility. Provides input to global business unit/product group strategy. Develops proactive strategies to increase business profits, customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness;
  • Ensures achievement of established targets, through oversight and definition of improvement actions as needed. Focuses on achievement of operating cash flow, project on-time and oncost, requested on-time delivery (ROTD) and cost reduction;
  • Leads and manages manufacturing function and operation teams and processes. Implements localization plan. Improves manufacturing technology and competence in line with business unit/product group strategy;
  • Executes business unit/product group Quality strategy. Drives quality improvement through target setting, monitoring and benchmarking to continuously improve processes. Executes quality management for monitoring and validating day to day control of processes. Ensures manufacturing operations are in compliance with applicable standards. Drives continued improvements in productivity, delivery performance and cost optimization;
  • Delivers operational/project targets (e.g. ROTD, lead time, quality, etc.) to improve net promoter score (NPS). Ensures that manufacturing resources implement improvements that address issues identified through Customer Complaint Resolution Process (CCRP), Internal Transactional Partnership Survey (ITPS), Top 5 Quality Initiatives (T5QI) and other voice of the customer initiatives;
  • Implements Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and business compliance standards and regulations within the units. Ensures a safe working environment, and continuous improvement in HSE process and integrity performance. Personally lives the company values and Group standards;
  • Implements and ensures compliance with global and local standards, rules, tools, policies and processes related to operations/project execution and shares functional best practices and lessons learned across the organization;
  • Ensures that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed. Builds an effective, capable and high performing organization. Develops talent, appoints managers and reviews effectiveness.

Your background:

  •  A Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or any similar education;
  • At least 5 years or more of experience in a management role, preferably in the Operations of a Manufacturing unit. Experience in project management is a plus;
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Lean Six Sigma (Green belt is an advantage);
  • Experience dealing with different stakeholder groups in a multinational enterprise;
  • Excellent knowledge of different business functions – Process management, Planning Fulfilment, Engineering, Final Inspection, Transport and Logistics, HR management, etc.;
  • Target oriented;
  • Fluent in English (Written and Verbal);
  • Good computer literacy (Microsoft Office package);
  • Exellent communication with different stakeholders;       
  • Strong communication, motivation, and leadership skills.
Location Sevlievo, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Job type Full time
Experience Management
Job function Production & Skilled Trades
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-17
Reference number R0049482

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