Global Production and Supply Chain Director

Position Id JS - 2530
Last Updated 2017-12-21 08:57:00
Type Permanent
Minimum Education  
Location DE - Frankfurt
Contact John Steele
+41 (0) 79 600 78 03
Description Global Production and Supply Chain Director

Our client is a leading international and innovative company providing products and services to a broad section of industrial and private customers. The company has been judged as one of the top innovative companies worldwide in their sector for industrial and private use in shopping centers, hospitals, factories, houses etc.. The company has created a position of
Global Productin and Supply Chain Director
Role Summary:
The successful applicant will be responsible for
·         production flows and efficiency
·         product and process quality,
·         delivery times and performance
·          as well as enhancing customer experience.  
This will be a lot driven by common effort with Sourcing and Product Development to change the current setup and portfolio. It is a key role in the Division Management team, leading the five main factories who supply the Global Sales Companies as well as Sister Companies.
This position will be based east of Dortmund, Germany. However the position leads a geographically spread organization of approximately 350 people, so frequent international travel is a key requirement for this role.
Working as part of a strong matrix organization the position reports to the Division as well as to the Vice President Operations.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Full P&L and Operational responsibility for the Operations Organization. You must be comfortable working at a detailed level with figures, forecasts and be able to react quickly in order to budget accordingly.
  • Optimize all areas under your remit to maximize efficiency to achieve Operational excellence and reducing cost and complexity in our Logistics and Distribution set up.
  • Responsible for manufacturing and supply network design strategy optimized to deliver on the tactical and strategic business goals
  • Support new product design to improve manufacturing costs and supply chain leadtime
  • Working in an environment that supports an integrated and flexible and fast changing supply chain
  • Improve quality results globally through quality systems.
  • Deploy and increase use of 5S, Lean and Kaizen globally.
  • Proactively and persistently work with improving the Health, Safety and Environment in your Organisation, every day.
  • Improve the current and future business processes and harmonizing the ERP-landscape
Candidate profile
As a person you are results driven and focused, are stimulated by change and have strong leadership skills. You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to inspire others to act at every level of the Organization. You can be both a strategic, long-term thinker as well as short-term operationally focused to execute decisions. You are ambitious, competitive and set high targets for yourself and others. Further we need you to have:
  • A relevant university degree (economics or engineering)
  • Proven Operational background (Factory Manager or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of leading an International team within a complex, ever changing environment.
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English and German
  • Experience working in close partnership with Sales, Sourcing and Product Development is highly desirable.
  • Experience within a construction related industry desirable e.g. lifts, doors, escalators, industrial infrastructure facilities
​For the right person this is an excellent opportunity to grow within a successful and dynamic Company.
Please send detailed CV (preferably in English) to
John Steele
MRI Manserv AG
+41 (0) 78 688 70 71
Only qualified candidates with above mentioned experiences will be answered.