Director of Manufacturing Excellence

Location: Stuttgart
Posted: about 1 year ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Operations and Technology Management, People, Process and Technology Change Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and Production
Contact Name: Sabrina Freude
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Sabrina Freude

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Job Description

Our client is a rapidly expanding global utilities infrastructure provider with €4,5 billions turnover and over 15,000 FTE's worldwide. In order to improve the global manufacturing costs globally, they are looking for an experienced Director of Manufacturing Excellence.

In your role as Manufacturing Excellence Director, you will be leading project teams to improve critical manufacturing and production processes and drive financial results through sustainable cost reduction initiatives. Thus, your responsibility will not only include the development of cost-assessment projects but also of production line relocation and change projects, using CI methods such as Value Stream Mapping, make vs. buy or maturity assessments. As leader of these projects, securing the corresponding implementation is required.

You will be reporting directly to the Senior Director of Operational Excellence who oversees all sites in terms of Continuous Improvement. In this role you will need to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the business, which implies an amount of business trips of around 75%.

Background / Key Skills
•    +15 years working experience in an international manufacturing company
•    Strong level of industrial process improvement and change management experience
•    Proven project management, leadership abilities and stakeholder management
•    Engineering or Business Degree is required

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