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ATLANTIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
Senior Management Executive Search & Recruitment Worldwide
 

Americas   -   Asia Pacific   -   Europe   -   Middle East   -   Africa


 

GLOBAL MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE SEARCH LISTINGS

A Sampling of Past or Currently Listed Jobs

This list is not complete. Many urgent current searches are listed on this website, but some are not, for reasons of confidentiality. As these pages are not always up-to-date, some jobs may have been filled by the time that you read this page. This list is primarily  intended to show some typical types of searches that we are called to fill, but if a job in your discipline, industry or location is not listed, this absence does not necessarily mean that our clients may not now or soon have a suitable position for your experiences, nor does it mean that we are not equipped to recruit in a market, industry, or discipline for which there might be no jobs posted below. 

To view sample positions from your region, please scroll to your region heading:
USA & Canada  -  Asia-Pacific  -  Europe  -  Latin America  -  Middle East  -  Africa

 

Manufacturing Operations Management Recruitment
-COO, VP Operations, Plant Manager, Factory Manager, Director of Manufacturing, VP Quality, etc.-

Please click here for more information about our Manufacturing Operations Recruitment Practice

 

 

***ART Mostly Recruits for "C" Level, VP, Director, & Manager Titles***

      Sample Manufacturing and Operations Job Titles

      Chief Operating Officer (COO)
      President
      Managing Director
      General Manager
      Corporate or Divisional G.M.
      Vice President, Mfg.
      Plant Manager
      Factory Manager
      Vice President of Operations
      Manufacturing Director
      Plant Manager - Mexico
      Plant Manager - China
      Maquiladora Plant Manager
      Plant Manager - Eastern Europe
      Fabless Semiconductor VP Mfg
      Manufacturing Director -EMS

 

 

USA & CANADA

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Operations - Americas - Consumer Products (Cosmetics)

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Fast growing European cosmetics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Operations with strong supply chain and operational management expertise to manage fast growth. Lean experience and strong management and interpersonal skills desired. Fluency in English and Spanish desired.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very successful European cosmetics manufacturer, seeks a VP, Operations - Americas, to be in charge of all manufacturing sites in the Americas. Responsibilities include oversight of Manufacturing, Planning and Materials Management. The VP, Operations - Americas will assess and prepare short and long range goals. S/he will create and support an environment of continuous improvement, ensuring that production is provided with a timely production schedule as well as the necessary. The VP, Operations - Americas will see that resources to fulfill that schedule and products are shipped to customers in a timely manner.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager or VP Operations - Metals

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Ohio)

COMPANY: Major Metals manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced, technically and financially capable operations manager with strong project management skills, to serve as VP Operations or General Manager. Position could potentially lead to Company President. Excellent communicator. No-nonsense team player.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major metals firm, a General Manager or VP Operations. Education as a Metallurgical Engineer with MBA, preferred. Training in 5S/supply chain management/quality concepts, a plus. Supervising a Plant Manager, Technical Director, and others, the General Manager or VP Operations will lead important capital expenditure programs that could significantly expand the output and improve the efficiency of the business.

Ideal Profile - 15 years manufacturing experience, including 10 years supervisory experience. 10 years of departmental cost responsibility. Steel mill melt shop experience, a plus. Plant process engineering. Manufacturing cost control. Plant Facilities, Maint, HSE

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Vice President, Global Operations - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New England)

COMPANY: Fast growing consumer products divison of large consumer services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: SVP, Global Operations with strong supply chain and operational management expertise to manage fast growth. Experience selling product to firms such as Walmart, Costco, Barnes & Noble, etc., a strong plus.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very large and prominent national consumer services firm, seeks a SVP, Global Operations, for their retail consumer products division. Division's current revenue is approximately $40-45 million for 2006. Revenue in 2004 was $22 million. Sales is expected to be $60 million for 2007. The Senior Vice President of Global Operations for this Consumer Products Division is responsible for producing and selling products for all brands owned or licensed by the parent company.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations - FMCG

LOCATION: US - California (metro- Los Angeles)

COMPANY: Multinational FMCG firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations experienced in "manufacturing in a lean environment." cGMP's a strong plus

Recruiter, on behalf of an international firm in the consumer packaged goods sector, seeks a Senior VP Operations, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Experience in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, HBA, etc., required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Manufacturing - Chemicals

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New Jersey/ metro- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

COMPANY: $3 Billion Chemicals Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multi-billion dollar chemical firm, a VP Manufacturing. Position reports to the President. Directs the manufacturing, purchasing and custservice operations for the Company. VP Manufacturing manages utilization of equipment, facilities, and personnel to obtain maximum efficiency and achieve performance objectives. Participate as a key member of the Business Team and assist in developing and evaluating strategic programs and resources required to achieve the long term goals of the business.  

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Manufacturing Plant Manager – Machinery and Assembly - Aerospace

LOCATION: Canada - Quebec (Montreal)

COMPANY: Major Aerospace firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experience in unionized shops. Plant Manager eith experience in management capacity between $20-45 million minimum. An effective communicator, this professional must provide leadership in the manufacturing side, but also able to roll up the sleeves and be involved in the details of the capital plan. Strong team player and bring a strong work ethic and integrity to the organization. Negotiator and presenter ability. Expertise in budget and cost models management. Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines. Able to multi task. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with constant business changes. Capable of managing and resolving conflicts. Strategist and visionary to make the company progress.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading aerospace firm, a Manufacturing Plant Manager. Reports to the VP Operations. Anticipates, plans, organizes, manages and assures the follow up of the production plant’s activities; measures performances of the “actual” to rectify (if needed) in order to reach the objectives and mandates planned in accordance with the profitability of the division; works with the immediate participation of the departmental heads and subordinates of the division (Contracts, Methods, Planning, Production et Quality) and the immediate support of the different services of the company (Human Resources, Procurement, Programming, Tooling, Finances, Quality Assurance. etc.);

•   Builds and maintains an effective team to reach the objectives and business needs of the division;

•   Mobilizes, motivates and communicates with all employees;

•   Coaches subordinate, participates in the planning of their training needs and development of competence;

•   Prepares, manages and follows through the annual operations budgets;

•   Commitment to supporting a team-focused environment;

•   Ensures the implementation and respects the highest quality standards by maintaining firm's AS 9100  and other certifications;

•   Sets up all the elements within the plan to reach the annual objectives such as described by the Vice-President of Operations and the Managing Director as regards costs, quality and deadline;

•   Strong preference to a person who is bilingual French/English, but if the candidate is otherwise very suitable and willing to perfect his/her French or English, such candidates might be considered. Strongly qualified candidates from other areas of Canada may be relocated, and non-Canadian candidates also may be considered. Candidates from the automotive industry could be considered, in addition to aerospace industry candidates.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Plant Manager- Aerospace

LOCATION: US- Southeast

COMPANY: Major high-speed paper-handling equipment manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: General Plant Manager with LEAN experience and familiarity with customized paper-sorting or similar equipment manufacturing.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leader in its field, a General Plant Manager. The General Plant Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). A leading national manufacturer of customized high speed sorting equipment requires a Plant Manager for their 300 person facility. BSIE or equivalent. Systems engineering orientation. Six Sigma training a plus. Should have led a manufacturing engineering group of at least 20 individuals. A strong background in process development. Must demonstrate past ability interacting with sales and customers as needed and must have 5 or more years experience in a manufacturing environment.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Aerospace Products

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Wichita, Kansas)

COMPANY: Aerospace mechanical components manufacturer

A key business unit of a well established aerospace precision mechanical components corporation seeks a General Manager for their Wichita operation. The General Manager carries full P/L responibility. In addition to having a well established track record of success in running manufacturing operations within this product sector, the General Manager must be someone possessing strong communication skills, including an ability to pull together groups in finance, sales, manufacturing, engineering, and materials. The General Manager also must have a great business development ability to represent the company before key customers. People experienced in running companies with sales from $10-30 million in annual sales and staff numbers from 100-500 people might be better able to succeed in this role, although all qualified candidates will be seriously considered.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Turnaround General Manager- Aerospace

LOCATION: Canada

COMPANY: Canadian division of multinational aerospace corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: General Manager must be able to assess the current situation, outline a course of action, and execute the plan to improve communications, delivery, cust rels, etc. This position must possess a high degree of integrity to represent the best interest of the company and its customers.  Proven turnaround management and leadership skills along with excellent communication abilities are essential.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multinational aerospace corporation, a turnaround General Manager with strong aerospace experiences and great leadership skills.

--manage smooth transition into new ERP environment

--facilitate the relocation with minimal negative impact to business

--improve internal communications and develop a 'team' approach

--manage successful rapid 787 business expansion; execution - (profitability, cost, quality, and delivery) at or above expected benchmarks.

--Increase operating efficiencies

--structure, staff, and lead the company to achieve its' goals and objectives

--Relevant experience in aerospace, manufacturing (assembly / machining), and lean experience / success sought. --Must speak English fluently. French skills a plus.

--BA/BS in eng., business, finance, or other related subject and 7+ years combined experience in a financial / manufacturing management role working within a manufacturing environment;

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Operations - Capital Equipment (Machine Tools)

LOCATION: US - Northeast

COMPANY: Growing capital equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Director of Manufacturing with experience in manufacturing complex equipment having +/- 1000 items Bills of Materials.

Recruiter, on behalf of a US$300m capital equipment firm experiencing 5% growth and wishing to expand its US manufacturing operations, taking over manufacturing work from other world facilities, seeks a Director of Operations. The Director of Operations will report to the Company President. Experiences in lean manufacturing, ERP and good people management and work cell experiences are desired.


 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Operations/ Director of Operations - Mechanical Components

LOCATION: US - California (metro- Los Angeles)

COMPANY: European mechanical components manufacturer

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a firm manufacturing mechanical components, a person who could serve as VP Operations or Director of Operations for a 150 person, $6 million business unit, that was recently acquired by a French corporation. The person should have extensive experience in precision manufacturing, as well as some exposure to Profit and Loss (P/L), 6 Sigma, kanbans, lean manufacturing, etc. The VP Operations must be able to serve as a key change-agent for the business. Turnaround experiences would be useful.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Project Director - Pharmaceuticals/ Biotech/ Medical Devices (Diagnostics)

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New Jersey/ Philadelphia, PA area)

COMPANY: Fast growing diagnostic test kit firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Individual contributor project manager

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing diagnostics firm, seeks a Project Director. Reporting to the EVP Operations, this person must have extremely good project management skills related to the coordination of manufacturing. Experiences in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, diagnostics, or medical devices fields is required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Fabrication - Aerospace Components

LOCATION: US - Northeast (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

COMPANY: Major Metal fabricated parts manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced, financially savvy, aerospace components or metal parts experienced general manager. Experience supervising multiple plants a plus. Provides overall management and direction of the Fabrication Group through the supervision of subordinate General Managers.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major international firm fabricating metal parts for the aerospace, automotive, and other markets, a Vice President, Fabrication. The position oversees 3 plants in North America. The VP Fabrication reports to a Senior Vice President.

1.  Responsible for developing, monitoring, measuring, and managing the group’s business plan to ensure ROI and profitability objectives are met.

2.  Responsible for ensuring group’s goals and objectives are consistent with overall corporate objectives from parent company.

3.  Responsible for administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives.

4.  Directs and coordinates activities of subordinate management to insure attainment of goals and objectives.

5.  Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.

6.  Confers with Senior Management to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.

7.  Ensure safety and welfare of employees, customers, and visitors while on company property.

8.  Insures all financial and accounting functions are conducted in an ethical and professional manner.

9.  Provides direction for all sales activities within the group.

10. Ensures effective program management of all inter-company, subcontractor, and customer processes.

11. Insures all production and operational aspects of the company are conducted efficiently and in accordance with the Company’s Quality Management System.

12. Reviews business profitability on an on-going basis and makes necessary changes to insure all costs are controlled through sound business practices.

13. Insures that all human resource functions at each assigned facility are carried out ethically and in line with federal, state, and local regulations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Manufacturing Operations - Medical Devices

LOCATION: US - Midwest (metro- Chicago, Illinois)

COMPANY: Medical device firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: medical device manufacturing plant manager, with good balance of operations, supply chain, and IT

Recruiter, on behalf of a medical device manufacturing firm, seeks a VP Operations, reporting to the COO. 10+ years experience managing business operations.  Knowledge of industrial engineering as well as prior experience managing a distribution center is preferred.  Oversees management of manufacturing plant to produce products in the most cost effective manner within quality standards.  Responsible for achieving optimum labor, and least amount of overhead and raw material costs. Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs which guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.  Directs activities so that approved products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President - Aerospace

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Ohio)

COMPANY: Major US Aerospace Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: AS9100-experienced, financial savvy, multi-site general manager. Experience in metals fabrication a strong plus

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading aerospace products firm, a Vice President, whose chief role will be to oversee multiple business units in the US, Canada, and Europe. Reports to President of Operating Unit. MBA with 10+ years experience in a financial management role working within the aerospace industry; or an acceptable combination of education, experience, and training. Provides overall management and direction of the Group through the supervision of subordinate General Managers.

--Responsible for developing, monitoring, measuring, and managing the group’s business plan to ensure ROI and profitability objectives are met.

--Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.

--Insures all financial and accounting functions are conducted in an ethical and professional manner.

--Provides direction for all sales activities within the group.

--Ensures effective program management of all inter-company, subcontractor, and customer processes.

--Insures all production and operational aspects of the company are conducted efficiently and in accordance with the Company’s Quality Management System.

--Reviews business profitability on an on-going basis and makes necessary changes to insure all costs are controlled through sound business practices.

--Insures that all human resource functions at each assigned facility are carried out ethically and in line with federal, state, and local regulations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager (Factory Manager) - Plastics Manufacturing

LOCATION: US - California (metro- Los Angeles/ Orange County)

COMPANY: Leading injection molded plastic components firm

Recruiter seeks a General Manager (Plant Manager) on behalf of a leading US firm making custom injection molded plastic parts, particularly for the automotive, appliance, consumer durables, and medical device industries. The purpose of this position is to direct and coordinate activities of all production department(s) in processing materials or manufacturing products in industrial organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. To excel in this position, you must have a passion for the customer, have a strong plastics background, and be knowledgeable in Injection Molding.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Electronics Contract Manufacturing
LOCATION: US - Southeast (Florida)
COMPANY: Multinational CM Company

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multinational contract electronics manufacturer, a Plant Manager, for an important facility in the southeastern US. Product at the plant is approximately $<20M. Staff: 100-150 employees. The Plant Manager will be responsible for Operations, Materials, Program Management and Facilities, and must have a strong background in managing a PCA Assembly and System Assembly manufacturing operation.  Experience in an international, multi-plant Contract Manufacturing firm is highly desirable. The Plant Manager must posses excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must have the ability to lead in a multi- tasking, highly dynamic work situation. The Plant Manager must be hands on, team player with Customer interface experience.  A proven track record of cost management in a world class manufacturing operation is required.  Must have outstanding organization skills and a strong quality background (ISO 9002). Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Masters degree and/or APICS certification a plus.Minimum of 10 years experience in a manufacturing management positions.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Displays

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New Jersey)

COMPANY: Displays manufacturer

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a firm manufacturing displays, a Plant Manager. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Plant Manager directs and coordinates the production activities of the company, including fabrication and assembly. The Plant Manager is responsible for production process planning and pre-production prototyping. 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Manufacturing - Semiconductor

LOCATION: US - California (metro- Los Angeles/Orange County)

COMPANY: Fast growing semiconductor firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Person able to manage a small but fast growing product line

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing Orange County semiconductor firm, seeks a Director of Manufacturing.

Description: Minimum BSEE. Worked at least 10 years in the IC business. Can solve yield problems. Can oversee timely execution of customer orders. Can become General Manager in the absence of the CEO and Executive Vice President.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Manufacturing - Thermoformed Plastics

LOCATION: US - Midwest (metro-Chicago, Illinois)

COMPANY: Multinational Automobile Products Company
Major multinational manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products sold to consumers and auto fleets, seeks a Director of Manufacturing for the Chicagoland plant. Directs and oversees all manufacturing processes. Responsible for planning and directing the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, workforce utilization and all related manufacturing requirements. Director of Operations interacts with Quality, Purchasing, Production, Manufacturing, Engineering, Product Design, Shipping and Receiving.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Manufacturing - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Arkansas)

COMPANY: European multinational industrial equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS:  "manufacturing in a lean environment."  Director of Manufacturing who has run assembly plants, not fabricating plants. They will need to have a heavy background in logistics & materials flow. The focus of this  Director of Manufacturing is to improve material flow from suppliers, through assembly, out the back door, and to customers."

Recruiter, on behalf of a European industrial equipment firm, seeks a Director of Manufacturing. Reports to the Managing Director. Oversee Purchasing/ Production & Inventory Control, Fac Maint., Quality, Manufacturing, Demand Center, Rotational Molding, and Industrial Eng.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Operations - Medical Devices

LOCATION: US - Northeast (metro- New York area)

COMPANY: Medical Device Manufacturer
Long Island, NY medical device company, with 2002 sales at approximately $16 million, seeks a Director of Operations for a growing 50,000 sq. ft pick-pack-ship operation employing under 50. Person must be experienced in an FDA regulated, ISO-certified clean room facility. Position will involve total management responsibility for facility, including receiving, warehousing, production, shipping, and maintenance.4-year degree required. This position requires a hands-on operations manager (there is no manufacturing here) who potentially could grow into a COO position. 

       
 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Manufacturing

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Florida)

COMPANY: $15 million manufacturer of industrial relays and controls
ISO certified Florida manufacturer of electronic relays and controls for the power industry seeks Director of Manufacturing. This position reports directly to the President. Oversee responsibilities of on-time delivery, shortening product cycle time, optimizing product costs, supply chain management and achieving high levels of inventory turnover. Must  develop, plan and implement manufacturing strategies for processes and product. Ability to budget and manage department expenses, act as liaison between other departments to achieve production goals and integrate quality assurance utilizing ERP system, manufacturing planning, MRP and scheduling.  Interpersonal skills in communication, teamwork and conflict resolution are essential.  Must possess a BS/BA degree along with a minimum of 10 years electronic manufacturing experience.  Knowledge of the power industry or electromechanical manufacture helpful, particularly from firms such as Siemens ABB, Basler or Schweitzer.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Packagingr

LOCATION: US - Southwest (Nevada)

COMPANY: Fast growing packaging products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Minimum of 10 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment. Extensive background in plastics/injection molding is required. Packaging experience preferred. Six Sigma certification. Bachelors Degree. Strong organizational, problem solving & communication skills. Ability to effectively lead and develop others. Demonstrated performance Lean manufacturing

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing national packaging products firm, seeks a Plant Manager. The primary duties of the Plant Manager will include planning, guiding, and directing the plant operations to achieve plant objectives for safety, quality, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Plastics

LOCATION: US - Northeast (New Jersey)

COMPANY: Well established plastic sheeting firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a growing NJ manufacturer, a Plant Manager. Minimum of ten years experience as a plant manager in a related industry, supervising at least twenty employees. Good working knowledge of manufacturing reporting. Experience with manufacturing Quality programs a plus. Some working knowledge of printing on plastic, laser engraving, roll lamination, die cutting, hot stamping, etc. a plus. Experience with developing and managing vendor relationships a plus. Self-starter, good motivator and solid team player.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Six Sigma Blackbelt - Pharmaceuticals/ Biotech/ Medical Devices (Diagnostics)

LOCATION: US -  Northeast (New Jersey/ Philadelphia, PA area)

COMPANY: Fast growing diagnostic test kit firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Individual contributor project manager

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing diagnostics firm, seeks a Six Sigma Blackbelt. Reporting to the EVP Operations, this Six Sigma Blackbelt focuses on technology transfer and process improvements between the lab and production line. Work will involve process improvement projects. Experiences in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, diagnostics, or medical devices fields are highly desired.

 

 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

LOCATION: US - California (metro- San Diego)

COMPANY: $25 million+ Industrial Electronics Corporation

The Vice President of Manufacturing Operations must build and develop manufacturing operations organization, processes and procedures to support strategic direction. Must establish operations initiatives for improvement in quality, volume planning, vendor management, cost, delivery, safety and employee relations. Reports to the COO. Reporting to this position are: Manufacturing Manager, Purchasing Manager.

 

 

ASIA - PACIFIC

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong)

COMPANY: Major electronic components manufacturing company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Chief Operating Officer (COO) with over 20 years experience in manufacturing operations, sales & marketing, finance or general management experience, with P & L responsibility in large corporations in the industry. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) should be able to lead projects of market and product development and drive business strategies and programs to achieve market share and business objectives. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) should have a high level of leadership, strong management skills and strategic thinking, with initiatives teambuilding and decision making. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) should have an ability to motivate, influence and drive systems implementation, and be able to interact with all levels of professional associates. Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  Master Degree in Engineering or Business Management or related disciplines

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading electronic components firm serving the consumer electronics sector, a Chief Operating Officer (COO), who will be at the direction of the President of the firm's Asia Pacific Business Unit. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be empowered to marshal resources to optimize the overall manufacturing operations of the Asia business unit, which includes multiple facilities in China.  Duties and responsibilities:

 

---Take the challenge in managing the business and spearhead the development of leading edge communication products; high layer count capabilities for high-end computing and networking markets; and high mix / low volume manufacturing geared to specialty industrial market in the region;

---Provide leadership in areas of APBU's Corporate functions, including operation excellence, quality, engineering, R&D, supply chain and technical services; as well direct oversight and overall responsibilities of managing the operational results of the facilities by supervising the respective general managers of the manufacturing facilities;    

---Oversee the profitable management and provide leadership on all manufacturing capability and capacity projects in achieving the set business goals and objectives;

---Driving performance measures for the operation and monitoring technology & operational capability, as well as talent and competency in optimizing the operational results and margin;

---Identify the strategies / maximize the resources to explore new business opportunities to achieve growth of the business in the region;

---Developing and cascading the organization's strategy/mission statement to the functional and manufacturing site leaders,

---Implementing appropriate rewards/recognition and coaching/corrective practices to align personnel with company goals

---Planning by prioritizing customer, employee, and organizational requirements

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Greater China General Manager - Logistics Services (Trucking)

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Fast growing European surface logistics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented China General Manager with significant expertise in running an efficient surface logistics business in the Greater China region. Fluent Mandarin Chinese and English.  The China General Manager must have excellent motivational and leadership skills – breeds a ‘Can do’ attitude in teams. S/he must have the ability to persuade and influence, via natural rapport and relationship building skills. The China General Manager must have experience in managing large, multi-disciplinary, geographically diverse teams

Recruiter, on behalf of a major European concern with significant global logistics assets, seeks a China General Manager who would lead and assume overall responsibility within the business unit. The China General Manager would be responsible for shaping the strategy and direction of the business unit to create an innovative, high performance organization.  Responsibilities include:

•   Fleet engineering and maintenance of owned transport assets

•   Transport Safety

•   Transport scheduling and planning

•   Order taking (Bulk)

•   Transport contractor management

•   Transport contractor selection

 

The China General Manager will:

•   Formulate and agree with the Regional Manager's operating budget and own the annual targets.

•   Ensure that the priorities are clearly understood and ownership and alignment is evident across the whole BU.

•   Ensure that productivity, profit, service, growth and safety targets are clear and stretching.

•   Work to ensure customer needs are met and targets achieved.

•   To be part of the commercial process including contracts pricing and operational service agreements.

•   Drive effective contractor management to achieve best value for the firm.

•   Implement global best practices, embedding strong policy and process compliance and a culture of behavioural safety.

•   Develop relationships at senior and board level within all customer organisations so as to facilitate the maintenance and growth of each account.

•   Identify and define the firm's proposition in the market place to ensure that we continue to grow with both existing and new customers.

•   Ensure that firm is legally compliant in all areas of responsibility.

•   Comply with corporate Code of Ethics.

•   Lead and develop a flexible, trained and motivated team.

•   Work with the HR team to identify training and development needs and to agree performance requirements with relevant direct reports.

•   Work with the HR team to ensure that capability and succession are maximized.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Electronic Components

LOCATION: India

COMPANY: Major European electronics components manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Chief Operating Officer (COO) with a strong capability of instilling efficiency in a 1,000 person electronic components business unit. Experience in semiconductors, passive components or printed circuit boards could be of interest. A successful track record in senior level manufacturing management would be required. Ideally, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) candidate would also possess an MBA. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) should be a strong strategic visionary with globally minded organizational skills. S/he must be a change agent who would motivate and inspire others with a drive for innovation.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very successful European manufacturer of electronic components, seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Chief Operating Officer (COO) would

---Drive, administer and coordinate the production plant, and with special attention to quality, manufacturing and engineering with respect of corporate policies, goals and objectives

---Drive a culture of excellence from the shop floor to the managerial staff

---Shape and develop lean production strategy and organization and ensure the achievement of strategic goals at the optimum pace

---Take responsibility for all aspects of the facility including delivering on sales, cost, EBIT, inventory and other key goals, as well as managing the annual budget

---Ensure cost effective operations and infrastructures so the organization is well positioned in a rapidly evolving, competitive environment

---Determine future operational opportunities that support new technologies and long term growth

---Guarantee that quality standards and customer requirements are met

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: President International Operations - Automotive

LOCATION: India

COMPANY: Major Asian automotive manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong automotive President International Operations with solid track record in Asian and world automotive sales, marketing and operations. President International Operations from one of Big 5 world automakers - VP level - who has set up international operations abroad, who can take care of JV partners, distribution networks, vendor base, etc.

Recruiter, on behalf of a leading Asian automotive firm, seeks a President - International Operations. S/he will be responsible for the entire International Business of the firm. Currently the firm is one of the largest Automotive exporters in the firm's country. The firm has very ambitious growth plans for the next five years, by which around 30% of their total business should come from International markets. The firm is seeking a President International Operations who can strategize and implement this growth. The person should  preferably be from the Auto Industry, having experience of setting up and running businesses overseas. Nationality is open and the firm will pay what it takes to get a great President - International Operations. S/he will have respective regional heads, country managers as reports.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Indonesia Country Manager - Logistics Services

LOCATION: Indonesia (Jakarta)

COMPANY: European Logistics Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS:  Internationally trained General Manager with Freight Forwarding operations, sales and business management experience

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European firm in the logistics services field, an Indonesia Country Manager. The Country Manager, who will report to the Asia Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will have the following duties:

-- Relationship Building with Shipping Lines, transporters and warehousing vendors

-- Identify and develop relationship with key Shipping Lines, transporters and warehousing companies

-- Negotiate the best possible freight rates so that we enjoys competitive edge.

-- Sourcing & Developing of new agents in the network: a)   For Airfreight    b)    For Ocean

-- Participate in global/regional contracts with large corporate accounts for benefit to the entire network.

-- Identify and develop scope of viable projects in the logistics scenario

-- To keep professional contact with Management / Professional Associations.

-- As General Manager, to carry out such jobs and other connected or incidental jobs, which are necessary due to exigencies of companies work and business requirements. Also to carry out

such jobs that is within capabilities and / work in any other post which may be temporarily assigned.

-- Organize system of location wise  report/ meeting with a strong focus on review of performance and address issues and problems faced by the concerned Location

-- Responsible for implementation of all company policies, guidelines, SOPs effectively.

-- Provide support to all offices addressing all their issues.

-- Ensure effective implementation of company policies and due attention as and when required to identify deviation and address it accordingly.

-- Ensure highest standards of corporate governance

-- Involve in disputes pertaining to International accounts and thereby expediting their quick settlement

-- Ensure regular MIS and reporting.

-- Implement all decisions taken during various review & budget meetings held from time to time.

-- Set clear cut goals/targets to key personnel in all branches and ensure they meet the organizational targets/budgets.            

-- Generate MIS report (Statistics) as per guidelines set by the corporate office in respective areas of finance, sales, service deviations and administrative matters, which are important for review

by the management.

-- Generate statistics on competition and their performance.

-- Changes in service rates at the market place by the competition.

-- Shift of clients from us or within the competition and the reason.

-- Information on major investments being made in the industry.

-- Changes in any legal and statutory requirement perceived to have any direct or indirect effect on our business.

-- Understanding the competitors strategy and suggest counter strategies or other innovations to fight competition to eventually establish leadership.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager (Factory Manager) - Plastics Manufacturing

LOCATION: China (Shenzhen)

COMPANY: Leading injection molded plastic components firm

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager (Plant Manager) on behalf of a leading US firm making custom injection molded plastic parts, particularly for the automotive, appliance, consumer durables, and medical device industries.To excel in this position, the China General Manager must have a passion for the customer, have a strong plastics background, and be knowledgeable in Plastics Injection Molding.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Vice President Manufacturing - Electronics Manufacturing

LOCATION: China (Ningbo)

COMPANY: Major US Electronics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China Manufacturing Director with strong electronics experiences. Knowledge of Lean Production/Six Sigma.  Good command of English and Mandarin Chinese in verbal and written forms. Strong leadership and inter-personal skills with ability to work through all levels of organization, internal and external. Be able to work under pressure, self-motivated and have positive attitude as well as good team spirit. Professional leadership, teamwork and good communication skills; Strong analytical, organizational and planning skill required. Ability to travel up to 50-75% within China and Taiwan during peak work loads.

Recruiter seeks a China Vice President Manufacturing, on behalf of a leading American electronics firm. The China Vice President Manufacturing reports to the company President. The China Vice President Manufacturing will deliver a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and create a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Black Belts", Test Engineers, etc.) who are experts in these methods. The China Vice President Manufacturing will have proficient management skills that are technically appropriate and in cultural harmony and will develop, execute and maintain project work plans and budgets. The China Vice President Manufacturing will maintain successful high-level OEM customer relationships and make intellectual contributions to the knowledge base of the firm. 

•   Identify and remove the causes of defects and errors in manufacturing and business processes.

•   Oversee production operations and factory floor planning.

•   Manage the workforce, including supervisory and administrative support staffs.

•   Safety of facility and employees, including environmental reporting.

•   Support Corrective and Preventive Action Programs through continuous improvement.  Responsible for continuous improvement in all areas of the factory operation.

•   Participate in all new program start-ups to determine and communicate required schedules and documentation.  Support implementation of the strategic direction of Operations in China.

•   Control and reduce production cost while improving quality by training programs, cross training of operators, process improvement, etc.

•   Responsible for financial reporting.  Budget development and adherence requirements.

•   Contribute to the overall company performance by active participation as part of the management team by daily communication with the subordinate departments’ heads.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Managing Director, Asia - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: Thailand (Bangkok)

COMPANY: Leading US industrial manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Worldclass-trained Factory Manager. Thai-English bilingual Thailand General Manager. Successful track record of management and leadership. The Asia Managing Director should have experience implementing and leading Best Management and Quality Systems

Recruiter seeks an Asia Managing Director for a major industrial equipment division of a US$7.5 billion American corporation.  Reporting to the VP of International Operations, the Asia Managing Director will supervise wholly owned company facilities. The Managing Director-Asia is charged with leading manufacturing functions efficiently and cost effectively. S/he must work to improve and track the productivity of each operation and work with the managers of each operation to maximize quality, efficiency, and reduce costs. The Asia Managing Director will:

-- Lead the daily operations.

-- Implement systems to improve the effectiveness of each operation, reduce costs, and work closely with each manager for continuous improvement.

-- Develop the management team improving their leadership of their departments.

-- Work closely with the Managing Director Sales to ensure meeting sales needs on a daily basis.

-- Work with Production & Quality Managers to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide on time delivery and ensure the managers are following the ISO Standards. Look at ways of improving and organizing the operation.

-- Work with the Financial Controller on monitoring the costs associated with each operation and make the necessary corrective actions when necessary.

-- Work with the Vice President on special projects.

-- Work with the HR Director on labor and transitional issues.

-- Travel to other locations and learn the business.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Tier 1 Automotive Products

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: US automotive products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager with strong automotive manufacturing experiences. Results driven with a sound record of progression and reducing operating costs

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager on behalf of a medium sized tier one automotive supplier. The firm has two plants in the Ningbo area. The China General Manager is responsible for the supply chain function, administration, manufacturing, finance and sales, and s/he will have full P&L responsibility over the China business unit. The China General Manager must be fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin). Must possess effective communication skills, manage a diverse group of employees, build a team culture and collaborate seamlessly with peers, subordinates, and executive management. Strong preference: 10+ years experience in manufacturing, with experience in automotive interior products. Background in plastic injection molding, thermal forming, water jet cutting a strong plus.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager/ China Managing Director - Pumps

LOCATION: China (Suzhou)

COMPANY: Leading European Pumps Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China General Manager with strong results-orientation, unbureaucratic. Familiar with western business practices.

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager, on behalf of a European pumps manufacturer. Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese. All around good business professional with a strong Profit and Loss Mentality.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Furniture

LOCATION: Southeast Asia location

COMPANY: Major Global furniture firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Plant Manager, experienced in high quality product manufacturing. Ideal: woodworking, casegoods

Recruiter seeks a Plant Manager, on behalf of a major furniture manufacturer. Leads, directs, and controls the day-to-day activities of a large, complex manufacturing plant to achieve short and long-term financial and operating objectives. Responsible for managing all aspects of Safety, Quality, Productivity, Service, and Inventory for the facility.

•Implement Lean manufacturing techniques and support EDGE (Employee’s Dedicated to Growth and Excellence)

•Maintain a clean and safe plant, support company’s environmental, health and safety goals

•Establish and direct plant policies and procedures

•Set shift schedules and plant production goals

•Establish and maintain a positive community relationship

•Provide ongoing supervision and coaching for employees, guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training

•Coordinate timely and accurate purchasing, production and shipping

•Work across the organization, understand all facets of the company’s business and contribute to the company’s overall success

•Schedule and conduct regular plant meetings

•Identify problems and quickly implement corrective action

•Set budget, control costs and comply with company’s internal reporting and accounting requirements

 

Education and Qualifications:

•BA/BS in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management or equivalent

•10 - 15 years of manufacturing experience that includes supervisory responsibilities

•Furniture manufacturing experience is a must

•Strong track record of successful use of Lean tools

•Strong track record of exceeding budgeted performance

•Six Sigma Blackbelt certification is a plus

•Capable of working without boundaries to accomplish critical tasks

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director, Global Corporate Quality - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong, Shenzhen)

COMPANY: Medium-sized business unit of US$1B+ European Multinational Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong communicator, firm character with strong devotion to Quality. A person with fluency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus but not required. English fluency required. Experience with custom products, particularly electronic components, would be a plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multinational electronics firm whose medium sized business unit employs 150 people in the USA and Europe and 3,000 in China (3 plants), a Corporate Global Quality Director. Position includes Quality Assurance, Supplier Quality, and Manufacturing Quality. The goal of the Global Corporate Quality Director is to instill a Quality mindset in all offices and departments. The principal responsibilities will be to develop root cause analysis, audit systems and corrective action. There will be a dotted-line relationship to the General Manager, Asia, but this position reports to the unit President. While the regional focus will be on China, there might also be interest in implementing quality in factories in Mexico, the Philippines, and Eastern Europe.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Building Materials

LOCATION: China (Shanxi Province)

COMPANY: European Building Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China General Manager with strong manufacturing optimization skills. Familiar with western business practices.

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager, on behalf of a European manufacturer. Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Consumer Goods

LOCATION: China (Dongguan)

COMPANY: International Procurement Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Consumer goods China General Manager with manufacturing experience. Fluent English and Mandarin. Motivated, outgoing, hands-on, team leader. Independent thinker, with an ability to solve problems effectively.

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager, on behalf of a global procurement firm that specializes in decorative metal bath accessories and giftware. Reporting to the President, the China General Manager will oversee the daily activities of business, including production and R&D departments. The China General Manager will help transform the business from an OEM purchasing/trading company to a manufacturer working from a direct cost basis with raw material suppliers and developing its own production operation.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager/ China Plant Manager - Plastic Products

LOCATION: China (Donggua)

COMPANY: Major Plastic Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, results-oriented Chinese (Mandarin)-English China Manufacturing Director. Cantonese fluency a strong plus. China General Manager with strong results-orientation, unbureaucratic. Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager or China Plant Manager, on behalf of an established firm providing foam products, labels, and rubber components to the electronics, hard-disk drive, medical and automotive sectors. Reporting to the Managing Director and General Manager at headquarters, the China General Manager will promote and market successfully the services and products of the company and the group; establish and maintain excellent relationship with customers, suppliers and business partners; procure the achievements of the goals and targets set and participate in the strategic planning of the company and group. The China General Manager will be responsible for the profitability of the company and group, and the overall operations and financial management functions including bottom-line results of the company.

-- Full management responsibilities of the company with the oversight of a proper system of sound internal contrails in the company in compliance with the group’s policies and good accounting practices

-- Reporting analytically in financial, administrative and operational performance, with corrective plans, where necessary and meeting business and profit objectives.

-- Organizing and ensuring a prompt reporting system of the required reports is in place, and presentation of company’s performance, and budgets at executive meetings.

-- Report monthly P&L, sales vs. sales budget, cash flow and accounts receivables.

-- Report monthly headcount, machine and labor productivity, material yield improvements, rejects and corrective actions and its trend (per report schedule).

-- Report continuous improvement on resources (4M) (per report schedule)

-- Prepare annual sales budget and profit and loss (per budget preparation schedule).

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Factory Manager - Foods (CPG/FMCG)

LOCATION: Indonesia

COMPANY: Leading Asian Food Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Plant Manager with strong results-orientation, unbureaucratic. Fluent English and Indonesian

Recruiter seeks a Factory Manager, on behalf of a well established Asian food and beverage products leader. Duties:

•   Plan, build, project managed and operate a non-dairy creamer factory

•   Plan and provide leadership and direction for the  day-to-day operations of the operations in the factory

•   Drive and motivate continuous quality, technical and formulation improvements with regular quality engineering audits and process performance reviews

•   Managing daily operations efficiently to ensure all product delivery schedules are fulfilled according to requirements

•   Responsible for coordination of logistics and equipment maintenance program

•   Manage the planning process to ensure all daily operation activities are executed and meet according to orders and deliveries.

•   Assure the effective use of Corrective Action and Preventive Action, including follow-up on commitments

•   Efficient utilization of delivery resources, storage space and manpower

•   Maintain a high standard of housekeeping, warehousing and optimize the inventory.

 

Requirements:

 •  Experience in setting up and running a CPG (foods) factory

•   Minimum 10 years relevant working experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial capacity in a quality control, manufacturing or engineering occupation, preferably in F&B manufacturing related industries

•   Problem-solving capability, customer focus and commitment to continuous improvement

•   Ability to work independently

•   Understanding of Quality and Safety systems

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Managing Director/ China Plant Manager  - Advanced Materials

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Leading American Electrical Equipment Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China General Manager with solid ethics and understanding of western business practices. Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager/ China Plant Manager, on behalf of a highly regarded US firm in the electrical components and electrical equipment manufacturing field. To manage this fast growing business unit, the China General Manager/ China Plant Manager should have had experiences with composites manufacturing.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia General Manager - Electronic Components

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading US Electronic Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia General Manager with strong experience in lean manufacturing in the electronic sector. English and Mandarin Chinese fluency.

Recruiter seeks an Asia General Manager, on behalf of a major US electronics manufacturer.

•   Lead, motivate, and inspire the team (cross-culture team) to execute in an environment where continuous improvement (Plan-Do-Check-Act) and waste elimination result in achievement of safety, quality, service, inventory, cost, and productivity objectives.

•   Monitor site performance continuously, looking for ways to combine, rearrange, and simplify tasks to make better use of materials, machines, manpower, etc.  Assign / justify resources necessary to resolve problems / eliminate waste to achieve / improve standards.

•   Evaluate team member performance and provide timely, regular, effective feedback as part of the performance management system.  Develop training and succession plans for each staff member.  

•   Provide support and coaching necessary for the individual and the organization to grow and prosper.  

•   Stay abreast of company policies, procedures, regulations, plans, and interdepartmental relationships. Communicate requirements to the team and ensure team is meeting or exceeding expectations.

•   Represent the company to handle the local legal issues with the approval from Corp and to communicate with local government agencies. 

•   Coordinate the EPO functions and communicate with local EPO leaders to ensure the successful local operations as a whole

•   Review resource requirements and assign resources to achieve objectives.  Identify resource constraints and find solutions or alternatives.

•   Determine long term staffing requirements based on forecast and strategic needs.  Interview, hire, and develop team members to meet performance expectations.

•   Monitor work area performance continuously.  Use area metrics and team ideas every day to combine, rearrange, and simplify tasks to make better use of materials, machines, manpower, etc.

•   Lead lean kaizen events to facilitate team collaboration and root-cause problem solving.  Teach and drive use of A3 process to identify opportunities, define problems, and use data to eliminate waste.

•   Ensure communication of standards (labor / work / rate) to team and vigorously eliminate obstacles to achievement.

•   Monitor and communicate service levels continuously.  Use team cooperation to implement lean concepts that improve service to customers.

•   Monitor staff performance continuously and provide timely feedback, including annual performance appraisal process.

•   Develop people and the team as a whole.  Includes, but is not limited to, preparing development and training plans for each team member, implementing, and coaching towards effectiveness.  Develop and execute succession plans for all key positions to sustain long term success.

•   Coach and support team members to increase capabilities and prepare for advancement.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong and Guangdong Prov.)

COMPANY: Major US electronic component firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Minimum 10 years previous relevant working experience in EMS industry with at least eight years of production management experience. Previous experience in high mix low volume, and low mix high volume production environments are required. Able to manage a world class, high quality, lean manufacturing operation of more than 400 operators and staff. A driver, achiever, high profile leader of high quality manufacturing, capable of managing different levels of multinational people. Proficient written and spoken English, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin).

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading US electronics components firm, a China General Manager, reporting to the corporate Chief Operating Officer (COO). The China General Manager will manage and oversee operations including production, forecating material control, manufacturing engineering, equipment engineering, shipping and customs in firm's electronic manufacturing factory in Guangdong, China. The China General Manager will work with end customers and manage internal departments to achieve and improve on delivery and quality commitments, total customer satisfaction, as well as provide technical solutions and introduce advanced methodologies to facilitate production quality and efficiency.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Finance Head - Media Firm

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Fast growing international media firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Finance Manager with 10+ years' experience in financial management at multinational companies

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing media company, a Head of Finance, who reports to the Regional Asia Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

-   Primary role is to ensure the implementation of corporate financial processes & systems by leading the financial control function

-   To ensure timely and quality financial reports being submitted to corporate and compliance of group accounting policies and all external reporting requirement

-   Part of responsibility would be the development, implementation and communication of internal control procedures to secure safety of the company assets

-    Ultimately accountable for all finance functions and provides the highest level of advice and recommendations to the Management        Part of the strategic management team to drive the business

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Manufacturing Operations- RFID Products

LOCATION: China

COMPANY: Major Asian RFID products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Core activity is the structuring and management of a designated first class mass production factory which is currently in the ramp up phase. In the next 3-5 years, the extension of the entity to a 300 - 400 employee factory is planned and has to be executed. Manufacturing heads with good startup phase experiences would be best. Experience in securing knowledge and technology transfers. Fluent English and Chinese (Mandarin) and strong communication talent, especially the handling of different Asian cultures smoothly.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Asian RFID products firm, a VP Manufacturing Operations, with relevant experience of at least 10 years with demonstrated outcomes in running and managing of mass production entities. Distinctive experience in ramping up and running of continuous mass production operations combined of galvanic and assembly processes is desired. The VP Manufacturing Operations should have experience in implementing continuous improvement processes (Kaizen) for galvanic and assembly processes, extensive material know how (plastic/ metal) is preferred

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Alternative Energy Products

LOCATION: China (Jiangsu Province -Suzhou)

COMPANY: American Wind Turbine Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on China Manufacturing Director. High integrity

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established US manufacturer for the wind turbine market, a China General Manager. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the China General Manager of this WOFE will be responsible for creating a world class manufacturing organization, establishing the operation, establishing a high-integrity, lean sigma, operating culture, becoming #1 rated world-wide supplier. Lean sigma, NEI philosophy. ISO certifiable procedures at start-up and 08 certification. 6Sigma.

•   In depth knowledge and experience with China culture and manufacturing in China

•   10 + years manufacturing leadership experience

•   Experience in establishing a Lean environment

•   5+ years in operations senior leadership

•   Demonstrated ability to act and lead independently

•   Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

•   Experience in dealing with China government entities to operate in China

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: China (Taicang, Jiangsu Prov.)

COMPANY: Major American industrial component firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major US firm, a China General Manager. Provides direction to production and support staff employees in compressor manufacturing and assembly. Responsible for the current and long-range operation, productivity and growth of the manufacturing organization and general direction.  Leads by example, adhering to established company values. Coaches team leaders to improve individual and team performance.  Communicates to appropriate levels to assure that all levels are informed of operational results and goals.

•   Responsible for overall performance of site, including quality, productivity, and cost

•   Assures employees are consistently trained and developed so that talent is retained and succession plans remove gaps in bench strength

•   Provide strategic input and direction for the operation to Operations leader

•   Participates on teams with other professionals to identify and implement best practices

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Automotive Products

LOCATION: China (Jinan, Shandong Prov.)

COMPANY: Major European automotive component firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager from world class auto parts firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European automotive parts firm, a China Plant Manager. China Plant Manager candidates must be fluent in English and Chinese Mandarin. Reporting to the General Manager, the China Plant Manager must have strong lean manufacturing and high quality expertise, ideally with metal or plastic parts for the automotive industry.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Director of Operations - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Shenzhen)

COMPANY: Major US Manufacturer of Wire Harnesses

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, results-oriented Chinese (Mandarin)-English China Manufacturing Director. Cantonese fluency a strong plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading US firm in the electronic components field, a China Director of Operations with strong exposures in lean manufacturing techniques. Reports to Vice President of Operations.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Senior Manager – Asia Operations - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Fujian Province - Fuzhou)

COMPANY: International Consumer Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A highly trustworthy and experienced China-based Senior Manager – Asia Operations. Experience in toys, furniture or other consumer products a plus. ASTM codes suffiicient. Reports to North America based Director of Operations.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established consumer products firm, a China Senior Manager – Asia Operations. The company uses products manufactured in a many different supply chains, both domestically and internationally. Finished goods are sold internationally to customers ranging from regional chains to international big box retailers. The company is looking to create the position of a China based Senior Manager – Asia Operations “on the ground” in China to ensure that all their Asia-based business partners are meeting the goals and objectives set by the executive team. By building a multi-functional team and working directly with their Asia-based partners and agents, the Senior Manager – Asia Operations will install programs, processes and procedures to ensure that the company’s supply chain in Asia provides the required good quality output delivered at the right time, at the right cost.

•   Experience implementing a quality management system throughout the supply chain, including installing  processes to affect the quality of document control, work in process and finished product

•   General management experience in a manufacturing or distribution facility

•   Experience with wood based consumer products

•   Experience working and managing a staff in Asia

•   Knowledge of ASTM standards

•   Good negotiation skills

•   Exposure to and participation in lean manufacturing principles

•   Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin), English

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam Startup Managers - FMCG (Beverages)

LOCATION: Vietnam (Hochiminh City)

COMPANY: Multinational FMCG Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Vietnamese-English bilingual managers, ideally with experience at major international food products firms. Ability to start up sales and operations in country.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading and growing multinational firm in the consumer products sector (beverages), the following Managers:

--Director of Operations

--Purchasing Manager

--Finance and Adminstration Manager

--Commercial Manager (Sales and Marketing Director)

--Human Resources Manager

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Medical Devices

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: US based medical device firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: US trained Chinese Mandarin/ English bilingual medical device Vice President of Manufacturing

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a US based firm in the medical devices field, a Vice President of Manufacturing. This China based VP Manufacturing will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The VP China Manufacturing will be responsible for overall manufacturing activities and reports to the company COO, and s/he must have over 15 years experiences in production management in the medical device industries. The China Plant Manager must have exp. with precision medical grade plastics would be very helpful. A key duty of the Vice President would be to coordinate the ramp up of several new plants, including the hiring of Plant Managers

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Metal Hydraulic Components

LOCATION: China (Tianjin & Shanghai)

COMPANY: American hydraulic metal component manufacturer

Recruiter seeks for a US firm with over US$700 million in sales, a China General Manager to supervise manufacturing operations at 2 plants in Tianjin, China, and 1 plant in Yuhuan, Zhejiang Province, China. Responsibilities include production oversight, as well as product development, purchasing and logistics. The China General Manager should have exp. with the management of high volume manufacturing operations in a metalworking/ assembly environment, use of manufacturing metrics and control systems, plus a history of productivity improvement and cost reduction. Experiences at a J.V. or W.O.F.E. Bilingual skills in English and Mandarin Chinese essential.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Industrial Equipment

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: European electromechanical equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained factory manager

Recruiter seeks a China Plant Manager, on behalf of a leading European manufactuer of Electric motors, gear boxes, inverters, selling their products to the Industrial equipment, Mobile equipment, Wind Generators, Photovoltaic systems sectors. Reporting: to the China Managing Director, with a functional report: to the Group’s Manufacturing COO, the China General Manager is responsible for all industrial operations, including:

•Research, develop and define standards of all processes within the factory

•Set production flow

•Organize labour and responsibilities for each working position

•Guarantee planned efficiency of labour, machines, and processes

•Deal with all technical matters related to factory and office building

•Guarantee all services (electricity, air conditioning, compressed air…) are correctly and economically run

•Guarantee all internal procedures for manufacturing and logistics are correctly defined, written, communicated and regularly checked

•Organize effective Quality system with regular reports

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Automotive Products

LOCATION: China (Tianjin)

COMPANY: Global UK automotive products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager with strong automotive manufacturing experiences

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major British automotive products firm, a China Plant Manager. The firm provides key components to leading automakers, such as Toyota, Nissan, GM, Ford, Hyundai etc.. The China Plant Manager must be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English and should have a strong track record of managing factories at leading western automotive firms.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Consumer Packaged Products

LOCATION: China (Shenzhen)

COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar multinational conglomerate

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager from world class FMCG firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an Asian Consumer Products firm, a China Plant Manager. China Plant Manager candidates must be fluent in English and Cantonese or Putonghua. The China Plant Manager must be a progressive plant manager whose abilities will help the firm build market share in mainland China.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Executive Global Operations Director - Industrial

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading Global Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Global manufacturing head

Recruiter seeks a Executive Global Operations Director on behalf of a major industrial corporation. The Executive Global Operations Director's primary purpose is to manage global multi-site operations optimizing capacity, execution, delivery and cost to drive significant performance improvement.  Implement and drive global sales and operation planning to assist with the design of critical metrics which will include quality, throughput, assets, and operating expense.  This position is both strategic and tactical in nature and will drive rapid, measurable, and sustained continuous improvement for manufacturing operations.  This role will have a high degree of shop floor presence and intimate, hands-on involvement with critical operation issues. Responsibilities Include:

------Maintain a safe and clean work environment for all employees in manufacturing locations

------Define world-class quality and performance metrics and to align performance goals, measures, and leadership drivers throughout the Package Products global manufacturing locations

------Redefine functional responsibilities of individuals, departments, and plant locations to align with Package Products strategic growth and operational targets

------Create a continuous improvement culture and develop and empower team members and stakeholders through coaching, counseling, and inspiring them to perform to world-class standards

------Ensure quality assurance, proper controls, and effective use of best practices in order to drive an integrated approach throughout the business and capitalize on cross-regional knowledge worldwide

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Quality - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: China (Dongguan)

COMPANY: Medium sized German automotive parts firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Manufacturing specialist to implement a TS 16949 system

Recruiter, on behalf of a well established German automotive products firm, seeks a VP Quality with TS16949 experience who could work with firm's Japanese, German, and Chinese Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive customers. Must be able to foster continuous production of products consistent with established standards

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Manufacturing - Plastic and Metal Products

LOCATION: US Northeast (Pennsylvania)

COMPANY: Major Plastic & Metal products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Manufacturing with experience in China manufacturing.

Recruiter, on behalf of a leading plastics firm in their sector, seeks a VP Manufacturing. Experiences in metal forming and injection molding desired. Responsibilities of the Vice President of Manufacturing:

•Leading cost effective process development and process control activities for custom manufactured products.

•Overseeing major new projects to ensure cost effective manufacturability of designs and reliable manufacturing processes. Requirements: Proven record of successful management of the manufacture of high volume custom products; of developing cost effective manufacturing processes for custom products; of overseeing the engineering design of products; excellent teamwork and leadership skills. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese necessary

•Direct experience in managing metal fabrication and part finishing operations.

•Experience in China manufacturing.  Five to seven years experience as a manufacturing engineer and manager.  

•Travel 25%  to China to support firm's operations in China.  

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Corporate Quality - Electronic Components

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong, Shenzhen); Silicon Valley; Germany

COMPANY: Medium-sized business unit of US$1B+ Multinational Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong communicator, firm character with strong devotion to Quality. Strong preference to a person with fluency in Mandarin Chinese. English fluency required.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multinational electronics firm whose medium sized business unit employs 150 people in the USA and Europe and 3,000 in China, a Corporate Quality Vice President. This is a new position for the firm, whose quality has been done at the factory level. Position includes Quality Assurance, Supplier Quality, and Manufacturing Quality. The goal of the VP Quality is to instill a Quality mindset in all offices and departments, even design, marketing and sales. However, the principal responsibilities will be to develop root cause analysis, audit systems and corrective action. There will be a dotted-line relationship to the General Manager, Asia and to the China Plant Manager, but this position reports to the unit President. While the regional focus will be on China, there might also be interest in implementing quality in factories in Mexico and Eastern Europe.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Factory Manager/ China Plant Manager - Packaging

LOCATION: Greater China

COMPANY: Leading Multinational Packaging Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: a China Plant Manager with an aggressive, open-minded and collaboration personality

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a world leader in the packaging field, a Greater China Plant Manager, who reports to the General Manager. At least five years in production management. Global company job experiences are preferrred. Cost saving, quality management..

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Mechanical Products

LOCATION: China (Hainan)

COMPANY: Mechanical Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: a China Plant Manager with an ability to run an effective 50 person assembly and light manufacturing plant to international standards. Dynamic team leader, critical/ strategic thinker, problem solver. Experience operating and/or managing injection molding and/or extrusion process is a plus. Training in Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is a plus. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. The China Plant Manager should have demonstrated strong business acumen and ability to understand & explain business plans and processes; Knowledge and understanding of business processes and how decisions impact customer satisfaction, product quality, and on-time delivery. Strong knowledge of automation/machinery and manufacturing processes

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a firm making mechanical products for the home, a China Plant Manager.

---Plan, organize and direct the plant operations which ensure the most effective return on investment.

---Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.

---Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while insuring product standards that will exceed our customer’s expectations.

---Measuring plant productivity, performance, and progress.

---Developing production plans, operating budgets and driving the team to execute the plan.

---Coordinating production resources with Supply Chain to ensure current and future service level requirements are met effectively

---Interacting with cross-functional teams to ensure business targets are met

---Identifying and implementing strategic initiatives to improve quality, increase output, eliminate waste, and reduce production lead-time

---Developing and supporting a continuous improvement mindset and approach

---Continually improve safety record by addressing physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes.

---Manage all aspects of people leadership/organization for firm's Hainan Facility; ensure all local and policies are adhered to by staff

---Maintain plant accreditations and certifications, such as ISO9002 and NSF

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Medical Devices

LOCATION: China (Shenyang, Liaoning Province)

COMPANY: European medical device firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing European medical devices firm, a China Plant Manager. Preference would be for candidates who have worked at major foreign firms in this industry.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Operations Manager - Capital Equipment

LOCATION: China (Xiamen)

COMPANY: US capital equipment manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese manufacturing and supply chain manager who is detail oriented, with experience in the paper, film and foil industries.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of US capital equipment manufacturer, a China Operations Manager. Under the direction of the President, will effectively plan, direct and implement activities of the manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China. Oversee and manage all manufacturing and eng. activities including assembly, scheduling, quality control and logistics.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Thailand General Manager - Food Ingredients

LOCATION: Thailand

COMPANY: European food products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese plant manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established European firm, a Thailand General Manager. Preference would be for candidates who have worked at major foreign firms in their industry. The Thailand General Manager shall be responsible for the production, financial reporting and the overall management of this US$10million business unit.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Managers - Automotive
LOCATION: China (Guangzhou & Wuhan) and Thailand (Bangkok)
COMPANY: Asian automobile parts manufacturer

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a leading Asian automotive parts manufacturer, several native Japanese speakers with Japanese automotive industry experiences, for various managerial roles: -- 2 China Factory Managers - Wuhan, China and Guangzhou, China

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: COO, China Plant Manager, VP Operations - Video Electronics
LOCATION: China (Chengdu)
COMPANY: Growing International Manufacturer of Video Compression Cards
--Be part of a leadership team to guide hardware and software engineers to better project management and timely release of products to the market (R&D Center in China)
--Bring international standards and expertise to a China operation to improve processes and systems

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Director of Manufacturing- Machine Tools
LOCATION: China (Dongguan)
COMPANY: Machine Tool Corporation 

An aggressively expanding US manufacturer of high technology precision products (tools) has manufacturing operations in China and contract manufacturers world-wide. The firm is now looking for a high energy, experienced, and disciplined China manufacturing director to direct the all manufacturing operations, including procurement, production, logistics and quality. Recruiter seeks a China Manufacturing Director with a proven track record in setting up and operating China based manufacturing facilities. Fluency in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), along with the willingness for frequent travel is required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Operations - Oil and Gas

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Major Oil and Gas Equipment Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Bilingual Mandarin Chinese/ English factory manager. Ability to rapid respond and solve problems. Independent, self-motivated and has good interpersonal skills

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading manufacturer, a VP Operations. Efficiently manage a large precision machine factory. Identify and secure new business opportunities. Ensure customer satisfaction especially quality and delivery. Team-builder. Min 8 years in senior position managing precision machining operation for oilfield or aerospace industry

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Plastics

LOCATION: China (Yanbian (연변), Jilin Province)

COMPANY: US Consumer Products Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a US firm providing hi-volume plastic consumer products for the US market, a China Plant Manager/ China Director of Operations. (Firm might soon also have a need for a Purchasing Manager and Financial Controller for this new operation). The China Plant Manager directs and coordinates production activities to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize profits by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. This position reports to CEO. Fluency in English and Chinese (Mandarin) required; Korean fluency a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Automobiles

LOCATION: China (Anhui Province)

COMPANY: Major American Automotive Consulting Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China Plant Manager, entrepreneurial, who is an excellent communicator, able to assist a leading Chinese automaker to improve quality.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading American automotive services firm, a China Automotive Plant Manager, who will advise and oversee a key Chinese automobile firm's manufacturing operation.

- Fluent in both Chinese and English (written and spoken)

- Must have excellent communication / presentation skills

- Must have held senior level management positions in automotive OEM manufacturing

- Greenfield operations a plus

- Extensive experience in lean manufacturing a plus

- Will function as the primary on-site project representative but will also be part of a larger team (must be able to work both independetly and within a small team environment)

- Has the proven capability and experience to assist a Chinese Automotive OEM significantly improve manufacturing quality performance and systems

- Ability to assess all manufacturing / quality operations, identify critical issues hindering efficiency / quality, then work shoulder to shoulder with client personnel (ChairmanSenior Vice Presidents, to line level workers) to make required improvements.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Operations Manager - Hi-Volume Injection molded plastics

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major Consumer Plastic Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Position requires a person who is a blend of supply chain manager and manufacturing manager. Person must be able to monitor a subcontractor while being based at a nearby offsite office. China Operations Manager must be very hands-on, results oriented and fast paced. In one year, subcontract plant should grow significantly in staff and in volume of product produced, so the China Operations Manager would need to be able to oversee this transition.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Australian plastic products firm, a China Operations Manager, who will oversee a key subcontractor's manufacturing operation. Based in Shanghai, and reporting to a General Manager based in Hong Kong based, the China Operations Manager will play a key role in expanding the company's operations to northern and Central China. The firm is a world market leader in the manufacture (sub contracted) and sale of plastic products and other related print and packaging materials sold to the leading retailers in the USA and Europe. This senior role will involve building a Chinese Operations Team within the firm's rapidly expanding Shanghai, China region's requirements in the areas of Production Planning, QC, Procurement and Logistics. Experience of injection moulding plastics and the related production processes are strongly preferred but not necessarily essential. The China Operations Manager will also have a knowledge of planning capacities within a manufacturing environment and an understanding of the various trade restrictions and regulations involved in supplying goods within China and for export.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Computer Peripherals

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major American Computer Peripherals Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major computer peripherals manufacturer, a skilled bilingual Chinese Mandarin/ English China manufacturing operations manager with expertise in high volume consumer electronics, computer peripherals, or contract electronics manufacturing. The China Factory Manager will supervise between 250-500 employees and a hands-on, results-oriented, team builder would be required. Candidates should have a track record of being a cooperative and ethical manufacturing manager whose expertise in state of the art manufacturing and personal integrity will help make encourage staff and suppliers to do their best.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager, China Plant Manager
LOCATION: China (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province)
COMPANY: U.S. Motor Components manufacturer

U.S. firm in the motor component manufacturing business, seeks a bilingual Cantonese Chinese/ English Plant Manager. Recruiter seeks China General Manager candidates who have good people skills and an engineering background. ChE or ME preferred. Plant consists of a small plant with five line managers and a total of 40 employees.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China General Manager - Consumer Products (Sporting Goods)

LOCATION: China (Jiangsu)

COMPANY: American consumer products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China General Manager with strong metals manufacturing experiences. The firm has an urgent need for someone to organize all manufacturing departments and lead the way in developing efficient, productive processes for each component of the product.

Recruiter seeks a China General Manager, on behalf of a well established US consumer products firm with a new manufacturing facility in China.  This person should have extensive experience in leading a manufacturing effort, including setting up the manufacturing processes to maximize productivity and establishing good qualitymeasures.  Firm prefers a candidate with experience in metals (steel and aluminum, square and round tubing) and/or polyester/ polyethylene (sewing and heat sealing processes).  This China General Manager must also have great leadership ability, being able to motivate and organize the workforce in the facility.  This person must speak fluent English and Chinese (Mandarin). The facility will eventually employ 200 employees and have at least US$10-12,000,000 in sales to the US, to firms such as Sam's, Walmart, Costco, Kmart, Lowes, Academy, and Cabelas.  The sales volume could reach $20,000,000 in the next 3-5 years with increases in employee count as well.  

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Manager - Consumer Durables/ Industrial Electronic Equipment
LOCATION: China (Jinan, Shandong Province)
COMPANY: Commercial Microwave Cooking Appliance Company

A NASDAQ listed small public company making high tech microwave ovens for the commercial market, immediately requires a Plant Manager in Jinan, Shandong, China. Recruiter seeks a China Plant Manager who would manage world wide production with client's Chinese partner to insure that Chinese manufacturing meets the desired target quantities and quality standards. This person, however, will be considered the key company "plant manager," working together with the Chinese partner's 200+ staff dedicated entirely to this company and its product lines. ISO 9001 Process or Six Sigma experience preferred.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Business Manager - Consumer Products/ Plastics
LOCATION:China (Guangdong Province - Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, etc.)
COMPANY: US $35 million American Consumer Products Company

A leading seller of consumer products to the office channel of trade in the United States, with products manufactured to their specifications in China and Taiwan, seeks a China-based Purchasing/ Quality/ Project Management Officer. This person would administer the purchasing of all of firm's imported consumer and office products from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Products must perform to requirements which means that the Asia Business Manager needs to audit product quality and factory operations on a regular basis to verify compliance with firm's needs. This person will be firm's Number One employee in Asia, and will report directly to the COO (Chief Operating Officer) in the USA. This person will work with confidential products, pricing and strategy. Fluent in Cantonese and English. Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) or other languages helpful. Person must be able to work effectively as an independent representative for the corporation and be prepared to travel to different locations in Guangdong Province, China, as well as to Hong Kong and Taiwan. 


  

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Business Unit Managers, China Operations Managers - Contract Manufacturing

LOCATION: China (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province; Shanghai)

COMPANY: Major Multinational EMS Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks on behalf of one of the largest electronics contract manufacturing corporations in the world, a variety of key managers for their manufacturing plants in Guangzhou and Shanghai, China, which conduct high volume electronics manufacturing services for the consumer electronic sector, telecommunications sector (handphones, networking equipment, etc.) as well as for other multinational electronics OEM's. Candidates are required to be fully familiar with world class manufacturing standards and processes. These managers need to be superior communicators and motivators who could operate team-based manufacturing systems, as opposed to being "command and control" types of managers. Experiences as China Business Unit Managers, Workcell Managers and Operations in similar types of progressive CM/ EM companies would be of greatest interest. Candidates should possess strong English skills, and be fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Candidates for Guangzhou, China should be fluent in Cantonese.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Taiwan Plant Manager- Metal Products/ Consumer Products

LOCATION: Taiwan (Taichung)
COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar U.S. High Volume Consumer, Industrial and Automotive Corporation

Multinational American manufacturing company employing 17,000 people worldwide and 600 in Taichung, and manufacturing very high volume, very high quality metal products for the consumer market, requires a Taiwan Plant Manager with experience in American manufacturing companies, either in Taiwan or overseas. Should have good Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese language skills.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam General Manager - consumer products

LOCATION: Vietnam (HCM City)

COMPANY: Multinational FMCG firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Efficiency-oriented manufacturing director, VP Operations, COO, or plant manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established multinational firm in the FMCG sector with significant operations in Vietnam, that requires a Vietnam General Manager. Experience in the consumer packaged goods, beverages, or processed foods sectors would be required. An emphasis for this Vietnam General Manager will be on the improvement of manufacturing operations. The Vietnam General Manager will need to help rebuild and strengthen the current management team. Fluency in English is required. Abilities in Vietnamese would be a plus. Candidates must have managerial experiences from major international consumer products or foods companies.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Dental Products

LOCATION: Malaysia

COMPANY: Leading Multinational Packaging Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: a Plant Manager with experience in high volume consumer grade plastic manufacturing. English and local language essential. Must be a good motivator and show strong leadership skills.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a manufacturer of dental products, a Plant Manager. The Plant Manager will manage all aspects of production (priority), including engineering, logistics, quality management, product introduction,production planning, health and safety, HR The Plant Manager needs to have a very good understanding of GMP and clean room manufacturing. Pharmaceutical experience is a benefit. Experience of working for a western company a benefit.  .

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Indonesia Plant Manager - Consumer Durables

LOCATION: Indonesia (Surabaya)

COMPANY: Fast growing Australian Consumer Durables firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: World-class Plant Manager with plant management experiences in Indonesia, ideally in plastics, furniture, or consumer durables. A strong focus on Quality and Efficiency is core to this role. 10 years’ experience in a high-value production environment as a leader or as a senior decision maker.

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing Australian manufacturer of custom consumer durables for international hotels and resorts, seeks a Indonesia Plant Manager. The Indonesia Plant Manager will be responsible for all Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Development operations as well as Manufacturing Support functions, Planning and Maintenance. The Indonesia Plant Manager position incorporates the management of a joint venture plant along with significant managerial tasks globally. The Indonesia Plant Manager will initiate plans and processes that minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital. Assure attainment of business objectives and production schedules while ensuring product standards are met that will exceed the customers’ expectations. The Indonesia Plant Manager's focus will be on implementing manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports firm's strategic initiatives. The Indonesia Plant Manager will encourage use of new production techniques and focus on fact based problem solving; improve manpower utilization within existing departments and processes; manage spending against budget and in relation to changes in production volume.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam Managing Director - Rubber Products

LOCATION: Vietnam

COMPANY: International Rubber components manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: a Vietnam Managing Director with experience in manufacturing quality rubber products for industrial applications

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a rubber firm serving the industrial and OEM sectors, a Vietnam Managing Director. The Vietnam Managing Director directs production, distribution, and operations for division manufacturing plant.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - foods

LOCATION: Thailand

COMPANY: European food products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on general manager with manufacturing expertise. P/L experience.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established European firm, a Thailand General Manager. Preference would be for Thai candidates who have worked at major foreign firms in their industry. The Thailand General Manager shall be responsible for the production, financial reporting and the overall management of this US$10 million business unit. Most critical would be a person skilled in manufacturing management, and ideally with some financial expertise. Candidates must be fluent in Thai and English. The Thailand General Manager should be strong in discipline, precise and reliable in his or her work and reporting. S/he shall be trusted since s/he will be managing the company.

 

 

EUROPE

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Managing Director for International Operations - Consumer Products

LOCATION: Switzerland

COMPANY: Major multinational consumer products corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Consumer products supply chain director. Ability to work in an international, multicultural business culture.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major American consumer products firm, a Senior Managing Director for International Operations. Based in Switzerland, the Senior Managing Director for International Operations' prime focus is to coordinate supply chain materials and distributions activities from the European base. Fluency in English, with French and/or German fluency a strong plus.


  

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President Operations/ Manufacturing - Electronics/ Semiconductors
LOCATION: France (Sophia Antipolis)
COMPANY: European Specialized Fabless Semiconductor Firm

European firm developing semiconductor chips and reader technologies for contactless smart cards and electronic tags, seeks a Vice President Operations/ Manufacturing. Firm is a fabless semiconductor operation working with two foundries and many packaging subcontractors. All manufacturing is off-shore using subcontractors. Their products are contactless memory and microprocessor chips which can be supplied as tested wafers or in packaging form (cards, tags, inlets, coins, ...). The fabless semiconductor firm's markets include access control, transport, electronic identification of objects, identity cards, etc. Firm's customers are mainly system integrators and application developers (VARs) who use firm's technological platform to develop a finished product or application with a dedicated use.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice Presidents - Furniture

LOCATION: Sweden

COMPANY: Asian furniture firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Highly experienced retail Vice presidents able to help develop a global concept for a fast growing Asian manufacturer and retailer

Recruiter, on behalf of an Asian regional player in the Furniture Retail and Manufacturing Industry, seeks various Vice Presidents to build the firm's global presence. For its Detailed Planning and execution, they are looking for professionals from various areas e.g. Product Design and Development, Category Management, Supply Chain Management, especially in Purchasing, Distribution etc , Store Design, Strategic Marketing.  

 

--Vice President, Strategic Marketing: Set up country level Strategic Marketing Plan. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Strategic Marketing.

--Vice President, Store Design: Select the Location, Develop Retail concepts, design & follow up the execution of construction of existing and new retail outlets. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Store Design.

--Vice President, Category Management: Design & Develop  Category Management System for the existing & new possible stores. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Category Management.

--Vice President, Product Design & Development: Design & Develop  Product Ranges for different psychographic segments of different geographic zones  at particular price points using available technology. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Product Design & Development Functions.

--Vice President, Supply Chain Management: Develop Global Supply Chain Model,   Train and develop the Global Purchasing & Distribution Team. Experience: More than 10 years of experience in a Big Furniture Retailer like IKEA in Purchasing/ Distribution/ Supply Chain Functions.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Advanced Materials

LOCATION: Northern European location

COMPANY: Major multinational advanced materials corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: fluent English Plant Manager, with experiences in productive and safe manufacturing

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major European firm, a Plant Manager. The Plant Manager would lead improvement and change in:

- Security in all parts of the process

- Improved productivity & cost

- The quality of raw materials & finished products

- Reduced lead times & improved delivery precision

- Minimized working capital

- Actively participate in the group's international network of production issues / skills

- Budget and / or staff responsibility

- Responsibility for the results of the plant, for budget and all employees

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Consumer Products Packaging

LOCATION: CEE (Hungary)

COMPANY: Major multinational packaging component corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: fluent English Plant Manager, with experiences in the automotive part industry a plus

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of major European contract manufacturer in the personal care, cosmetics, OTC pharmaceuticals and household products field, a Plant Manager. Experience manufacturing in the metal and plastic packaging field would be ideal.

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: President, Mexican Operations - Automotive

LOCATION: Mexico (Toluca)

COMPANY: Mexican truck and bus division of US firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: proven strength in running efficient Mexican vehicle manufacturing division. It is critical that the President, Mexican Operations have run a Mexican business unit and have good P/L understanding.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a US firm, a President, Mexican Operations for their Mexico light truck and bus operations. This individual will be experienced in high quality automotive assembly and will be a key member of the executive management group. The President, Mexican Operations will report directly to the CEO of the US parent company. This position offers the opportunity for a high level of autonomy and responsibility with a commensurate compensation level.

•   Full P&L and Cash Flow responsibilities.

•   The President, Mexican Operations is responsible for all Operations, with direct reports including the heads of Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing (including Materials, Scheduling, Manufacturing Engineering), Quality, Engineering, Customer Support and Finance/ Administration.

•   Responsible for all day-to-day operations, strategic planning, operating policies and procedures, government relations, and company initiatives in Mexico.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager (Director General) - High Volume Industrial Products

LOCATION: Mexico (Ciudad Júarez, Chihuahua)

COMPANY:  Major US Industrial durables firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fluent in English and Spanish; Mexico General Manager with a strong manufacturing improvement experience. The Mexico General Manager should be a strong communicator and possess superior leadership abilities.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading US industrial products firm, a Mexico General Manager. Reporting to the VP of Global Operations, the Mexico General Manager will lead the efficient and effective delivery of the goals and objectives of the company within the approved annual budget by utilizing the solid demonstrable financial expertise. The Mexico General Manager's responsibility is to supervise the financial, legal, and operational affairs of the company. Drives continuous improvement and standard work across all organizational elements sing Key Performance Indicator metrics formats, balanced scorecards, and other systems of maintaining measurement and accountability

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)

---Responsible for the strategic direction of the business

---Full P&L responsibility: Review income statement, analyze variances and initiate plans to address problems areas

---Establishing the goals and objectives of the company and ensuring their delivery according to the business plan.

---Oversee operations, quality, safety, compliance and administration.

---Build an organization of strong technical and manufacturing talent to support the rapidly growing business.

---Managing the performance of the company's staff and senior management through effective key performance indicators, targets, and goal settings, targets as appropriate.

---Analyzing and assessing continually the company's performance against the stated objectives.

---Developing and finalizing a business plan and developing and managing budget of the division and achieving stand-alone productivity for business.

---Developing an operational plan such as procurement, assembly, service support, and contract manufacturing, for the growth and launch of the company's products.

---Identifying, evaluating and selecting optimal contract manufacturing, services and assembly partners.

 

Education Requirements:

---BS degree in engineering or management

---MS degree in Management  (preferred)

---Six-Sigma Black Belt Certification (preferred)

---Min. 10 years of experience in operations field

 

Experience:

---Strong career trajectory in a manufacturing environment is essential

---Experience in a large manufacturing organization, and experience with multi-national business are also preferred.

---A record of success in driving continuous improvement and rapid customer response

---Superior leadership skills with demonstrated ability to effectively manage and develop a diverse team of people, and facilitate effective business inter-action.

---Interpersonal Skills - Ability to work well with all levels of the organization in a matrix environment to drive change

---Confident - Able to be flexible and open to others ideas but confident in one's abilities to question others.

---Broad business and technical aptitude

 

Skills and Specifications

---Knowledge of management principles.

---Possessing confidence, experience, and skills to support company activities.

---Ability to manage conflicting interests of business partners.

---Good communicator, active listener, and possess strong decision-making skills.

---Good team player.

---International travel 25%

 

Key Competencies:

---Bilingual (Spanish & English) required

---Strong (written & spoken) Communications Skills at all levels

---Strong decision making skills

---Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, influential and inspirational

---Possessing confidence, experience and skills to support company activities

---Ability to manage conflicting interests of business partners

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager - Contract Electronics Manufacturing

LOCATION: Mexico (Texas Border)

COMPANY: Mexican manufacturing division of US contract manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: proven strength in running efficient Mexican contract manufacturing division. Ten years minimum management experience, preferably in contract electronic manufacturing, with additional sheet metal fabrication knowledge a plus. Past operational knowledge as a Mexico General Manager preferred. The Mexico General Manager should have a sufficient level of financial skills to enable them to understand, review, and question financial statements. They will have had income statement and balance sheet responsibility for a reasonably significant business, or division thereof, including forecasting, budgetary control, and working capital management. This individual will be experienced in high quality automotive assembly and will be a key member of the executive management group. The President of Mexican Operations will report directly to the CEO of the US parent company. This position offers the opportunity for a high level of autonomy and responsibility with a commensurate compensation level.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a US firm in the electronic contract manufacturing sector, a Mexico General Manager. The Mexico General Manager reports to the President of the US division. The Mexico General Manager will have operational "excellence” of a wholly owned subsidiary of a US based electronics contract manufacturing firm. The Mexico General Manager will  will review and institute changes in workforce/ workflow/ lay-out to enhance labor efficiencies as well as overall plant administrative efficiencies. The Mexico General Manager will institute and review plant metrics for all major plant expense accounts, (direct material including PPV, labor, transport, indirect, salary, scrap as well as material usage and labor variances). The Mexico General Manager will  work closely with local site Controller to ensure corporate profit goals are being met or exceeded. S/he will work closely with local Purchasing team as well as the Corporate Director of Materials to ensure materials are procured on a time phased, as required basis, and the corporate inventory goals are met or exceeded. The Mexico General Manager will  work with the local Sales Manager, as well as Regional Sales Managers and customers on the fluid hand-off of major contracts.

•   Full P&L and Cash Flow responsibilities.

•   Responsible for all Operations, with direct reports including the heads of Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing (including Materials, Scheduling, Manufacturing Engineering), Quality, Engineering, Customer Support and Finance/ Administration.

•   Responsible for all day-to-day operations, strategic planning, operating policies and procedures, government relations, and company initiatives in Mexico.

 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager - Mexico Operations - Automotive Tooling

LOCATION: Mexico (Mexico City)

COMPANY: European Automotive Tooling Design Services Company
Mexican office of European tooling firm (worldwide 570 employees; worldwide sales approx US$60 million) serving the major world automakers, seeks a Mexico General Manager for the company's Mexico City office. Person will direct the operations of a 40-person business specializing in automotive tooling. The Mexico General Manager should have a good background in sales, marketing and account management to the major U.S., European or Asian automakers. Experience selling to Ford and General Motors would be particularly valued. The Mexico General Manager will oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Mexico facility. Assist U.S. division President and European corporate headquarters in establishing strategic direction for Mexican division.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Vice President/ General Manager - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: Mexico (Tijuana)

COMPANY:  US Automotive Parts Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: strong turnaround and lean manufacturing skills

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a US automotive parts firm, a Mexico General Manager, who reports to the fimr's Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Mexico General Manager's job will be to profitably manage the Mexican plant through the effective application of the team skills providing the necessary leadership in the areas of production, manuf'g eng., and distribution.

•   Oversee the planning, organizing and implementing of production and shipping activities in the Tijuana facility to meet or exceed the forecasted levels for inventory, quality, productivity, division operational profits and on time shipments.

•   Meet or exceed quality and customer service expectations through a high quality focus and the application of continuous improvement techniques.  

•   Develop a focused management effort through the use of employee empowerment and team skills with emphasis on a flexible workforce utilizing lean, 6 sigma principles.  

•   Initiate cost reduction activities providing improved product value and increased profitability to the division.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil Plant Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

COMPANY: US Chemicals Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Brazil Plant Manager ideally with experiences in batch processing, blending, etc. Fluency in English and Portuguese.

Recruiter seeks a Brazil Plant Manager, on behalf of an American manufacturer supplying products to the fertilizer, mining, asphalt, construction, industrial minerals markets. Responsible for all aspects of product manufacturing for the facility, which consists of approximately 15-20 staff in total. Involves management of incoming raw materials, on-site inventory, production personnel, product manufacture and on-time delivery to customers. Encompasses all ancillary activities required or affected in order for the manufacturing process to operate effectively and efficiently. Achieves production goals while integrating quality assurance, manufacturing planning, scheduling and delivery. Excellent personal skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, management change, teamwork and conflict resolution. Capable of leading an organization for continuous improvement in the areas of cost reduction, product quality, working capital management, productivity, safety, environmental stewardship, with a collaborative, hands-on and focused approach. Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Possess solid communication skills with the ability to serve with professionalism and integrity in all actions.
  • Develops solid working relationships with management team.
  • Ability to deal with a broad range of people, backgrounds and skill sets.
  • Possesses both leadership and managerial skills but is a hands-on doer. Has to have superior and persistent follow-through and follow-up skills.
  • Three to Seven year’s operations management experience in an industrial manufacturing environment depending on Education.
  • Education in Engineering, preferably in Chemical Engineering of Process or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Good knowledge in CAD Light, Microsiga and Crystal Report; IT Knowledge: Word / Excel, among others ...

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil Country Manager (Diretor Geral) - Engineering Services

LOCATION: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

COMPANY: Major Global Engineering Services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Portuguese-English bilingual Brazil Country Manager with a strong, customer-focused approach and a constant quest for top-class quality. The Brazil Country Manager should know about equipment such as reactors, columns and gasifiers. and gasifiers. Experienced in brand building and developing relationships. The Brazil Country Manager should have a very good network of relationships with Governmental and semi governmental authorities. Should be diplomatic.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a one of the largest global engineering and construction conglomerates, a Brazil Country Manager. The firm is now opening its South American business, and they are seeking a seasoned professional with about 20+ years of experience in civil infrastructure work in sectors such as hydrocarbon pipelines, process plants, airports, bridges, roads, ports & harbors. The Brazil Country Manager should have strong successes in business development in this sector. Position is open to both Brazilian nationals as well as qualified expatriates with Portuguese fluency and strong industry contacts in the Brazilian and South American infrastructure markets.

§ The Brazil Country Manager will be the face of the firm in Brazil

§ Candidate will chalk out a business plan and expansion plans for firm in Brazil

§ Will scan the for business prospects

§  Will develop excellent relationships with the local decision making authorities, government agencies and others in the infrastructure/ hydrocarbons business sectors

§ Will develop and build business working with business partners

§ Will be a board member in a separate Company likely to be incorporated in Brazil and ensure compliance with local Governmental regulations as a member of the leadership team

§ Will develop and grow firm's brand image in Brazil

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Argentina General Manager (Director General) - Automotive

LOCATION: Argentina (Buenos Aires)

COMPANY: Major Global Automotive Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Argentina General Manager with well developed and proven manufacturing operations management in the automotive sector. Fluent in English and Spanish. General Manager with strong communications skills and strong decisive. Business oriented.

•   Capability of setting goals in single locations for reaching objectives

•   Abstract/analytical thinking but also practical minded for the implementation process

•   Capability of discussing and negotiating on a high level within and outside the company

•   Political saavy and cultured manners

•   Dynamic personality/capability of taking initiative/innovative thinking, motivation and enthusiasm for problem- and conflict solving tasks on a management level

•   Decision taking and ability to cope with stress

•   Proven high level leadership capability of leading and motivating staff

•   Ability of leading or participating in projects and specialists discussions on divisional level, with other firm's companies

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading international automotive parts manufacturing firm, an Argentina General Manager, who would report to the President, Latin America. The General Manager will direct and execute, through the management of all functional and operational resources in the country. Achievement of the agreed objectives in the Strategic Plan. The General Manager will further manage total cost according to goals and objectives defined in the budget and ensure the development of the business, sales, market share.  Develop competence by developing directly the people underneath.The General Manager controls the structure’s cost- and investments budgets per each project and department. The General Manager is a member of the Regional Management Team.

§   Develop, establish and implement short and long-range sales and marketing, manufacturing plans, operating policies, staff development to maintain and gain market share, etc.

§   Direct and manage all aspect of plant operations and management systems

§   Develop and control profits, plans, and budget.

§   Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, repair expenses, overtime, wages and salaries, etc.

§   Delegate proper authority and responsibility to management team, supervisors and other personnel while providing direction and development.

§   Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.

§   Conduct and participate in meetings direct reports, and all employees to: ensure production schedules are met, safety issues are addressed, internal and global KPI’s are met, budgets are conformed to, machines and equipment meet production needs, employees are regularly informed of the state of the business, etc.

§   Oversee solutions to major manufacturing problems and implement corrective actions.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: Mexico

COMPANY: European Automotive Supplier

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented, manufacturing oriented Mexico General Manager, able to handle multiple factories in Mexico. Very detail oriented, and with strong financial understanding. Entrepreneurial, pragmatic, hands-on leadership with proven ability to organize, structure, create, implement and continuously improve plant processes. Multicultural experience. This is not a traditional European company and it cannot employ an ordinary General Manager. The only type of person who would do well is an executive who is creative and very fast paced, and able to recruit only the best 21st Century Mexican managers of a like mentality.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a very fast growing major German automotive supplier, a Mexico General Manager. Close collaboration with both the President of North America and the Corporate Director of Industrial Operations Europe and of global Industrial Engineering (worldwide production system and standards)

- Responsible for insuring the financial integrity and profitability of the production facilities in Mexico

- Create and implement action plans to support Mexican Plants and launches.

- Create and enforce procedures.

- Create a culture of accountability and discipline   

- optional CPA or MBA or equivalent controlling experience is a strong plus 

- Language skills: English and Spanish fluency. German skills a plus 

***Lead and coach Plant Managers in Mexico: to develop and manage their cross functional teams to achieve organizational performance and budget objectives.  Also, oversee labor relations, customer plant relations, day-to-day supplier management, sales and human resources.

***Set with the Controlling Dept and consistently meet all performance targets (KPI) including: Quality, delivery, productivity, process capability, customer plant satisfaction, inventory turnover, investment challenges, etc.

***Ensure that each plant consistently meets or exceeds EBT target each month, each year; maintaining strong balance sheet and optimized cash flows.  Oversee cash management, financial reporting and systems for SAP in the facility, including gap analysis and action plans.

***Assist in smooth production launches: Implement, enforce, and continuously improve SAP business operating system: production planning, JIT/JIS, inventory management, transactions, accounting reporting & forecasting.

***Enforce policies for transactions and material flows; ensure accuracy, reliability and consistency between production data and accounting reporting, and between production planning  and business planning.

***Ensure and maintain process stabilized production incl. capable processes and production contingency plans in Mexico facilities.

***Direct cost management activities to ensure compliance with standard practices and internal controls.  Support the implementation of Lean, 6Sigma, Kaizen, visualization, team motivation, employee participation, production system improvement actions, continuous improvement initiatives.

***Identify, optimize and standardize best practices across plants; ensuring consistency amongst Mexican Operations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mercosur Managing Director - Industrial Gases

LOCATION: Latin America location

COMPANY:  Major Global industrial gases firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual General Manager, with good experience in manufacturing excellence.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf a leading industrial firm, a Managing Director for a newly installed industrial plant. The Managing Director should have a focus on economic results, streamlining and building the organization, and expansion into the Mercosur Region. The Managing Director must have a good knowledge of the region, be fluent in Spanish and English. The Managing Director should have experience with the Industrial gas market. Built with the latest technology available, the plant has double the capacity needed for the home market. Hence, there is a need for expansion into the Mercosur region.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Plant Manager - Automotive

LOCATION: Mexico (Saltillo)

COMPANY: US Automotive Parts Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, results-oriented Spanish-English Mexico manufacturing director

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a US automotive products, a Mexico Plant Manager. The Mexico Plant Manager will lead a $25 million (USD) manufacturing plant. The Mexico Plant Manager must have automotive manufacturing experience and extensive knowledge of quality systems, manufacturing processes, safety requirements, financial measurements and controls and budget development and performance. Must have an undergraduate degree in Business and/or Engineering. Familiarity with Stamping and Welding Operations essential. Must be bilingual.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager (Mexico Plant Manager) - Electronics

LOCATION: Mexico (Cd. Juárez, Chih.)
COMPANY:  Major multinational electronic/ electromechanical products firm

--The Mexico Plant Manager manages operational efficiencies with focus on Lean Manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, and plant performance measures.
--The Mexico Plant Manager  provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.
--The Mexico Plant Manager provides leadership for problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements and improved working relationships.
--The Mexico Plant Manager manages material requirements to increase inventory turns and reduce levels on hand.
--The Mexico Plant Manager ensures compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery.
--The Mexico Plant Manager manages compliance with all applicable Mexican and U.S. regulations (labor, customs, immig.)
--The Mexico Plant Manager builds and maintains positive working relationships with all Mexican and U.S. employees, visitors, management, and support staff.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico VP of Manufacturing

LOCATION: Mexico (Mexicali)

COMPANY: US Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Mexico VP of Manufacturing with world class standards and proven expertise in lean manufacturing, as well as in developing talented supervisors and managers and successfully transferring new products from the US into the maquiladora.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a well established US manufacturing client, a Mexico VP of Manufacturing. The Mexico based Mexico VP of Manufacturing will perform cost reductions, reduce scrap rates, etc. from a lean manufacturing perspective.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

---Develops and maintains manufacturing operations business plans to include all program requirements, labor hours, cycle, production costs, and image to customers.

---Provides input to the development of product strategy and research and development of new and emerging products.

---Establishes production and quality control standards, develops budget and cost controls, and obtains data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.

---Provides guidance to the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs.

---Ensures all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are met.

---Coordinates manufacturing activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

---Reviews production and operating reports and directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

---Performs administrative activities associated with the effective management of shop operations, including compiling, storing, and retrieving production data for reports.

---Determines responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives.

---Trains and ensures all assigned employees are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations.

---Interface directly with customers and vendors as required to maintain and grow business relationships and meet special requirements and needs.

---Interface directly with vendors to improve quality, delivery and cost of raw materials and production supplies used in the manufacturing process.

---Procurement of raw materials through established and approved vendors with emphasis on cost containment of purchase price, inbound freight and inventory levels and safety stock while maintaining high service levels to customers.

---Ethics: Treats people with respect; Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values; Promotes a harassment free environment.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Plant Manager - Plastic Products

LOCATION: Mexico (Matamoros/ Brownsville TX)

COMPANY: US Plastic Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Mexico Plant Manager. Experience in lean systems and ERP systems. P&L responsibility.

Recruiter seeks a Mexico Plant Manager on behalf of a major US firm in the plastic products field. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Mexico Plant Manager will be responsible for manufacturing, logistics, quality, HR, materials, and finance. Managing plant operations and processing with respect to cost, quality, cs & delivery, saf/env, manufacturing yields, and maint. efficiencies. Being accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives and product quality improvement. Development of operating budgets and controls for expenditures. As the plant manager, will help set the direction of the facility in continuous improvement towards high performance. Minimum of 10 years experience in manufacturing, at least two of which must be in top leadership role. The successful Mexico Plant Manager will exhibit sound judgment indicated by the ability to reach rational decisions based upon the facts and circumstances. The Mexico Plant Manager will need strong planning and organizational skills.  The Mexico Plant Manager will have a solid work ethic and the drive to excel reflected in personal accomplishments by setting and maintaining ambitious standards for achievement – make things happen.  The Mexico Plant Manager will have strong skills in problem analysis and an ability to reach solutions given existing resources.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager (Mexico Factory Manager) - Plastics Manufacturing

LOCATION: Mexico (Monterrey)

COMPANY: Leading injection molded plastic components firm

Recruiter seeks a Mexico General Manager (Plant Manager) on behalf of a leading US firm making custom injection molded plastic parts, particularly for the automotive, appliance, consumer durables, and medical device industries. The purpose of the Mexico General Manager (Plant Manager) is to direct and coordinate activities of all production department(s) in processing materials or manufacturing products in industrial organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. To excel in this position, the Mexico General Manager (Plant Manager) must have a passion for the customer, have a strong plastics background, and be knowledgeable in Injection Molding. Knowledge of quality systems (ISO/QS). Six Sigma and Lean Training a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Director of Manufacturing - High Volume Consumer Products

LOCATION: Mexico

COMPANY: US Electro-mechanical Tools Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Mexico Director of Manufacturing with world class standards

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a growing consumer products client, a Mexico Director of Manufacturing. Reporting to the President, the Mexico Director of Manufacturing will develop and direct short-and long-term objectives and oversee manufacturing budget and development schedules, recommending appropriate changes or modification to the operating budget as required and approved by the President. Focus musts be on the profit impact of decision making processes and practices.  Responsible for developing and directing the entire manufacturing process of the company. Responsible for all administrative, human resources, accounting, eng. and production aspects of the Mexican division. The Mexico Director of Manufacturing will provide continuous employee development and awareness on quality, efficiency and plant productivity, with an efficient flow-transition of goods to the distribution center. Develop and implement new or improved technology for the manufacturing functions with established project goals of cost, performance and schedules. Establish project schedules, monitor progress and oversee engineers and technicians to ensure testing proceeds according to schedule.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Site Facility Manager- Petrochemicals

LOCATION: Mexico (Cantarell, near Ciudad del Carmen)

COMPANY: Major International Chemical Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong leadership skills: ability to set clear and consistent direction to site staff, and to be a visible example of good, positive leadership

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a world leader in their field, a Mexico Site Manager. Fluent in English and Spanish, s/he will have a BSME and a working knowledge of CMMS. Minimum 10 years experience working in chemical or refinery plant operations Minimum five years experience working as senior plant management Experience of working with Mexican labor unions Is a strong believer of talent development and believes in team working Is able to see things from both a management and shop-floor perspective Is able to cope with pressure and operate/manage successfully in stressful situations Is a driven success oriented disciplined individual who constantly challenges the status quo to create a site of continuous improvement Will not accept reactive behaviour where pro-active behaviour can or would have avoided or significantly mitigated unplanned events Ability to naturally shift between short-term priorities and critical strategic planning activities based on awareness of overall business goals “Owns” the area of responsibility

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Plant Manager - Maquiladora - Electronics Contract Manufacturing
LOCATION: Mexico (Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua)
COMPANY: Medium sized US Contract Electronics Assembly Company

Growing American contract electronics manufacturing company with 20 years' experience in Mexico, seeks a Mexico Plant Manager/ Operations Manager who could lead company's expansion program to a new 50,000 sq. ft. facility. Current plant staff includes approximately 85 persons, including 25 indirects and 60 directs. Most operations currently are done 5 days per week, with some operations 24 hours/ 7 days per week. Products include coils, transformers, printed circuit board assembly, and battery chargers for the cordless tool industry. Customers are in the consumer, automotive and OEM markets.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Plant Manager - Automotive

LOCATION: Mexico (Saltillo)

COMPANY: US Automotive Parts Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, results-oriented Spanish-English Mexico manufacturing director

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a US automotive products, a Mexico Plant Manager. The Mexico Plant Manager will lead a $25 million (USD) manufacturing plant. The Mexico Plant Manager must have automotive manufacturing experience and extensive knowledge of quality systems, manufacturing processes, safety requirements, financial measurements and controls and budget development and performance. Must have an undergraduate degree in Business and/or Engineering. Familiarity with Stamping and Welding Operations essential. Must be bilingual.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico General Manager (Director General) - Electronics Contract Manufacturing

LOCATION: Mexico (Matamoros

COMPANY: Global Contract Electronics Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Mexico General Manager. Reports to President. Strong P/L experiences

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a global electronics contract manufacturer, a Mexico General Manager. Reporting to the President, the Mexico General Manager will review and institute changes in workforce/ workflow/ lay-out to enhance labor efficiencies as well as overall plant administrative efficiencies. Institute and review plant metrics for all major plant expense accounts, (direct material including PPV, labor, transport, indirect, salary, scrap as well as material usage and labor variances). Work closely with local site Controller to ensure corporate profit goals are being met or exceeded. Work closely with local Purchasing team to ensure materials are procured on a time phased, as required basis, and the corporate inventory goals are met or exceeded. Work with local Sales Manager, as well as Regional Sales Managers and customers on the fluid hand-off of major contracts.

 

Requirements- Ten years minimum management experience, preferably in contract electronic manufacturing, with additional sheet metal fabrication knowledge. Past operational knowledge as a Mexico General Manager or Mexico Plant Manager with Profit and Loss experiences is strongly preferred. The applicant should have a sufficient level of financial skills to enable them to understand, review, and question financial statements. They will have had income statement and balance sheet responsibility for a reasonably significant business, or division thereof, including forecasting, budgetary control, and working capital management.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Director of Operations - Electronic Components

LOCATION: Mexico (Ciudad Juárez)

COMPANY: Major US Manufacturer of Wire Harnesses

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, results-oriented Spanish-English Mexico manufacturing director

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading US firm in the electronic components field, a Mexico Director of Operations with strong exposures in lean manufacturing techniques. Reports to Vice President of Operations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Plant Manager - Metals

LOCATION: Mexico (Monterrey)

COMPANY: European metals company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Mexico Plant Manager

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major European metals client, a Mexico Plant Manager, who reports to the Managing Director.

-   efficient staff placement as well as utilization of plants and resources

-   investment planning in accordance with the best available techniques

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Production Director and Mexico Materials Manager - Computer Products

LOCATION: Mexico (Tijuana)

COMPANY: Computer peripherals products company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Manufacturing Director and Materials Manager

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a computer peripherals products client, a Mexico Production Director and a Mexico Materials Manager. Candidate must be bilingual and understand high volume, high quality plastics and printed circuit board assembly operations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil General Manager - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: Brazil (Campinas)

COMPANY: Major Asian Manufacturer of Auto Parts

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, Portuguese/English automotive Plant Manager with good startup experiences.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Asian auto parts manufacturer, a Brazil General Manager. Reporting to the firm's VP Operations in North America, the Brazil General Manager will be in charge of the entire Brazil operation. The Brazil General Manager should have had greenfield experiences.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil Operations Manager - Food Processing Equipment

LOCATION: Brazil (Araquara)

COMPANY: Major American Food Processing Equipment Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, Portuguese/English hands-on Brazil Operations Manager. Would supervise a small group.

Recruiters seeks, on behalf of a US food processing equipment manufacturer, a Brazil Operations Manager, who would report to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). The Brazil Operations Manager is responsible for all activities related to the manufacturing operations in Brazil. This includes items such a production planning, capital planning, purchasing supervision, budget planning, vendor management, inventory management, receiving warehousing and shipping.

Operations Manager will be required to develop strategic plans and daily operational needs for the company.

 

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

.   Senior leader on site managing all functional areas, with theexception of Finance and IT, but will partner with these functions

.   Technical ability to participate or lead assembly, machining, and fabrication processes on manufacturing floor

.   Manages all budgetary functions of the operation. Personnel and manufacturing expenses.

.   Plans capital requirements with appropriate justifications.

.   Supports sales organization as a customer advocate.

.   Reviews and approves all contracts, purchase agreements and intents to purchase with vendors within authorization level.

.   Evaluates vendors and their performance.

.   Participates in Global Supply Chain initiatives in sourcing to improve cost performance.

.   Establishes and administers departmental procedures, maintaining efficiency and audit ability.

.   Manages inventory in a manner that best supports service with respect to established financial limits.

.   Maintains safety program in accordance with Company standards.

.   Maintains on-site security for facilities, ensuring that manpower is available for plant opening/closing.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Manufacturing Strategy, Latin America - Power Tools

LOCATION: Brazil (Sao Paulo or Rio)

COMPANY: Major Global Manufacturer of Power Tools

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fully bilingual, Portuguese-English or trilingual (Portuguese-Spanish-English) Latin America Operations/ Supply Chain Head with a continent-wide focus on manufacturing consumer durables. Creative, “out of box” thinker, early adapter mentality. Strong entrepreneurial mindset, able to see end game and paths to achieve. Excellent Presentation skills – verbal and written.

Recruiter seeks a senior operations executive with a truly Latin American continental outlook, on behalf of a global leader in power tools. Reporting to the Senior Vice president of Operations, the Latin America Director of Manufacturing Strategy will deliver the overall Manufacturing and Distribution Strategy & Operations Plans supporting the long term vision of the firm in Latin America. The Latin America Director of Manufacturing Strategy will lead and coordinate changes to current Europe, US, and China Supply Chain efforts, delivering products to the various Latin America businesses, including direct to country distribution centers from production locations through indirect utilizing other company distribution centers world-wide. S/he will provide leadership through implementation of a local distribution center and production facility somewhere in the Latin America region. The Latin America Director of Manufacturing Strategy will define, train and grow operations team and facility capabilities from start-up through to on-going operations.

 

Key Responsibilities

1.  Develop direction and plans for Latin America Business Distribution & Production Facility.  Gain approvals in 6-9 months.  Implement within 9-12 months a fully functioning facility supporting business growth starting 2013.

2.  Coordinate consultation activities related to current duties/tariffs, local taxation schemes, distribution & logistics, and resale challenges associated with importing to South America from foreign locations, as well as, transferring products between South American countries.

3.  Develop Business Reporting metrics to support:  from  current ‘import only’ tracking to future ‘local based’ distribution and production.

4.  Establish Best Practices and Reporting to ensure cost, quality, and delivery requirements are clearly understood and followed in a consistent manner.

 

Professional Specifications

•   Strong Leadership – Vision, Direction, Actions, Results.

•   10-15 years relevant Operations experience.  Strategic Planning, Project Development & Management, Success On-Going Operations; Distribution & Production.

•   Experience in Site Selection, Startup and Normalizing a combined Distribution Center & Production Facility.

•   Strong Financials Understanding and Development with Solid Metrics drivers.

 

 

Personal Characteristics

•   Undergraduate technical degree required, Operations related desirable.  Graduate Operations/Business preferred.

•   Negotiating Skills – intercompany cross-functional, external with suppliers.

•   Adept at cross-functional communication, listening and interpersonal skills.

•   Able to work independently and self starter.

•   Good written and oral languages – English, Spanish & Portuguese.

•   Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.

•   Adept at establishing/maintaining credibility, vertical and horizontal.

 

Functional Competencies

•   Excellent knowledge / detailed understanding of manufacturing systems and processes (GMP/ISO-9000, MRPII, JIT, Kan-Ban, etc.) and able to make selections to implement.

•   Development and Program Management of Products into Mass Production, and life cycle maintenance.

•   Expertise in Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Cellular Manufacturing and Single Piece Material Flow, Tooling and Equipment procurement and upkeep.

•   Practical understanding of Safety, Regulatory and Government Agencies in the region.

•   Expertise in Distribution Center Inventory Storage & Management, Order Fulfillment and Reverse Logistics from Customers.

•   Experienced in hiring/training, building, motivating and directing entire workforce.

•   Able to interpret, analyze and improve financial results.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil VP Manufacturing - Foods/ FMCG

LOCATION: Brazil (Sao Paulo)

COMPANY: Global Food Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Manufacturing with a strong initiative and hands-on approach as evidenced by a high degree of enthusiasm, a sense of urgency and the ability to make tough decisions and take action in an organization in a period of change and possibly strong expansion.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of one of the world’s largest food companies, seeks a VP Manufacturing for a US$3 billion unit in Latin America. The VP Manufacturing would be in charge of all manufacturing operations. Supply chain supervision, including procurement, capacity, logistics and distribution planning, is the responsibility of the VP Supply Chain. Some duties:

• Leading and developing the people in the manufacturing area.

• Transferring and establishing best practices, consistent with global philosophies, standards and policies.

• Producing products to world standards in quality and stability.

• Improving productivity, efficiencies, usages and unit costs, while maintaining flexibility.

• Engendering a culture of continuous improvement

• Supporting the Marketing area in product enhancement and development.

The successful VP Manufacturing must be bilingual in Spanish and English and should have strong manufacturing functional expertise, evidenced by a solid track record. The ideal VP Manufacturing candidate will have relevant experience and thorough understanding of modern manufacturing techniques, with solid expertise in elements such as flexibility, design, line management and quality assurance.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Brazil Country Manager- Drilling Services

LOCATION: Brazil (Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Belem - Pará)

COMPANY: International Drilling Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: bilingual (English-Portuguese) Brazil Country Manager. Self-starter, entrepreneurial. Sound commercial acumen and with experience in contract management and development, along with a sound understanding of drilling/ exploration business. Strong managerial, technical and supervisory experience. Coach, mentor, develop and influence team members. Ability to plan, organize and effectively direct projects. Creative thinker, willing to innovate and continually focus on operational efficiencies.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an international firm, a Brazil Country Manager, who would manage the drilling business and operations in Brazil. (Plan, organize, direct and manage the activities of the company)

- Direct commercial and operations efforts to achieve business and financial objectives defined for the country.

- Managing human and financial resources

- Budget and supervising execution of approved budgets.

-  Plan and assign resources to drilling contracts and meeting overall project delivery objectives

- Assets acquisition and inventory control

- Recruiting staff and developing professionally competent teams by providing training, leadership, information, motivation, direction and advice.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Medical Devices (Plastics)
LOCATION: Costa Rica (San Jose)
COMPANY: U.S. medium sized medical device company
US medical device firm established in 1997 and with revenue of $46.4 million (fiscal year 2001), seeks a General Manager for their Costa Rica manufacturing operation. The company employs 1,000 employees worldwide, including 300+ people in the San Jose, Costa Rica facilty. This facility has been in operation for one year. Approximately 7 managers report directly to this person. Experience with high volume FDA medical plastics manufacturing would be preferred. Demonstrated understanding of Six Sigma methodologies highly desirable. Strong bilingual Spanish/English skills in speaking and writing are required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Puerto Rico Plant Manager - Medical Devices

LOCATION: Puerto Rico

COMPANY: US Medical Devices Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Spanish-English bilingual Puerto Rico Plant Manager with good experience in the medical device sector

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major medical device manufacturer, a hands-on Puerto Rico Plant Manager. Will report to the corporate VP Operations. COO, and be responsible for all aspects of a manufacturing operation, production, supply chain, quality & process engineering. Process includes automation equipment, so a technical background is important.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Puerto Rico Plant Manager - Medical Devices

LOCATION: Puerto Rico

COMPANY: US Medium Sized Medical Devices Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Nearly a General Manager, being the highest ranking local officer in charge of whole operation. Spanish-English bilingual Puerto Rico Plant Manager with good experience running own business unit

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a $95 million medical device manufacturer, a hands-on Puerto Rico Plant Manager. Will report to President/ COO, and supervise 125-150 people.

-- Assertive – ability to take command of face-to-face situations while displaying appropriate tact and diplomacy.

-- Influential – ability to persuasively present position to gain support from others.

-- Persistence – ability to see issues through to complete resolution.

-- Initiative – ability to anticipate needs to complete a task, be a self-starter working with minimum direction.

-- Judgment – uses analytical skills to reach a sound conclusion.   

-- Accountability- establishes commitments for themselves. Understands how to fulfill commitments.  Develops contingency plans necessary.  

-- Human/Interpersonal Relation Skills – participates in and encourages teamwork.  Seeks out others in company to aid in meeting commitments.  Can lead a team effort, efficiently coordinating all team member contributions.  Delegate’s effectively.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Capital Equipment

LOCATION: Venezuela (Caracas)

COMPANY: Major European capital equipment supplier to energy sector

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Aggressive, sales driven General Manager with strong contacts within the energy sector

Recruiter seeks a Venezuela General Manager, on behalf of a leading European firm providing equipment to the energy sector. Manage monthly results of each base and propose improvements along with the Operational manager. Identify new business opportunities and market's trends. Strong communications skills in English and Spanish.

 

 

 

MIDEAST - AFRICA

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Commercial Vehicles/ Heavy Equipment

LOCATION: Nigeria

COMPANY: Commercial Vehicles/ Heavy Equipment Firm

Recruiter seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO), on behalf of a fast growing automobile company engaged in the import, assembly, sales & services of full range of commercial vehicles and construction equipment. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will report to the Managing Director and will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day operating activities, including revenue and sales growth; expense, cost and margin control; and monthly, quarterly and annual financial goal management. The responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) include:

•   Direct company operations to meet budget and other financial goals.

•   Direct short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic business goals.

•   Establish the performance goals, allocate resources, and assess policies for senior management.

•   Demonstrate successful execution of business strategies for company products and services.

•   Direct and participate in acquisition and growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans.

•   Participate in capital market development, including participation in road shows, bank meetings, analyst meetings, and more.

•   Develop, establish, and direct execution of operating policies to support overall company policies and objectives.

 

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) should have excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills. Solid working knowledge of budgeting, sales, business development, and strategic planning. At least 20 years of experience in the commercial vehicle or heavy equipment sector, with 5 in an executive level position, such as general manager or vice president. First Class Engineering Graduate (Mechanical/ Automobile) with MBA

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - East Africa - Energy Sector

LOCATION: Tanzania

COMPANY: Major Oil & Gas Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading drilling firm, a General Manager – East Africa. Reporting to the VP Operations, the General Manager will direct all activities of Eastern Africa. Develop and maintain an effective team to deliver the company plan. Good business acumen with knowledge of business procedures and accounting practices. Drilling Experience and/or sound knowledge of drilling practices. Competent operations experience or previous business management in Africa. Positions Reporting to the General Manager: Operations Manager, Finance Manager, Safety Manager, HR Manager, Stores Manager, Workshop Manager and Administration.

•   Ensure the safety and welfare of personnel, clients, and the general public are being safeguarded; and that all health and safety measures are being taken with respect to the working environment.

•   Directs all activities of Firm to ensure maximum company profitability.

•   Implements and maintains company policies to guide the decisions and actions of the employees.

•   Strict adherence to the company Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) policy.

•   Ensures that financial, administrative and operational systems and procedures are maintained in compliance with local and company regulations.

•   Close management of cost control to ensure operating costs and expenses are in line with forecasts.

•   Schedules and directs all drilling activities to ensure efficient operations.

•   Negotiates with clients for the procurement of contracts.

•   Preparation of Contracts.

•   Develops work schedules for all sites and monitors their activities with the support of the Operations Manager.

•   Develops and maintains strong relationships with clients.

•   Communicates weekly progress reports on the Region's activities and any local industry intelligence.

•   Prepares the annual budget of the Region for submission to head office.

•   Ensures that all nominated personnel are appointed and are suitably qualified to perform their required duties.

•   Appraises the performance of immediate subordinates, and ensures the fair and objective appraisal of the performance of all employees.

•   Administers disciplinary measures to subordinates in accordance with local and company regulations.

•   Re enforces all Firm safety procedures.

•   Apply safe practices towards self, colleagues, the public and the environment.

•   Being proactive by attending all company sponsored training development programs.

•   Identifies the training needs of immediate subordinates, recommends training for them, and ensures that all employees receive appropriate training.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Automotive

LOCATION: Egypt

COMPANY: Major Joint Venture Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly Company

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a leading Car, Truck, and Bus Maker established in 1992 and which is the first and largest private automotive assembly plant in Egypt, a strong General Commercial Manager. This VP Sales and Marketing/ Director of Sales and Marketing will be supervising 30 junior managers. Territory covers Africa and the Middle East. Requires 8-15 years of experience in passenger vehicles. The General Commercial Manager must understand international business law, including Sales and distributor contracts. Person must have capacity to develop Strategic Planning, organize and communicate with local and international distribution networks, manage and set financing plan for distribution systems and sales force, estimate market potentials, set budgets, train sales force, develop brand awareness, etc. Field of Operation: passenger, SUV, Pick-Up, Truck, Mini-Bus, Bus. The company's current production capacity is 20,000 Vehicles per shift per year.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Operations - Oil & Gas

LOCATION: Kuwait

COMPANY: Major Oil & Gas Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experience of EPC. The Vice President, Operations must be Commercial, Contractual and Technically astute. Should have Oil & Gas experience.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very large regional firm, seeks a VP Operations, who, working with the Chief Executive Officer  (CEO) and staff, can ensure that both EPC and O&M scope are clearly identified and complied within respect to commercial, technical & contractual requirements.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Turkey General Manager - Composite Materials

LOCATION: Turkey

COMPANY: Major Composite Materials firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Turkish-English bilingual Turkey General Manager (Factory Manager) with experience in the composite materials field. Strong communicator, ability to mentor staff in advanced manufacturing methods. Establish a high-integrity, lean sigma, operating culture.

Recruiters seeks, on behalf of a company making blades for wind turbines, a Turkey General Manager. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Turkey General Manager would supervise up to 500 people and in 5 years perhaps 1,000-1,200 peple. The Turkey General Manager is accountable for operational execution and excellence in service.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Saudi Arabia Plant Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: Saudi Arabia

COMPANY: US Chemicals Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Saudi Arabia Plant Manager ideally with experiences in batch processing, blending, etc. Experience in improving processes. Good also in working with JV partner. Fluency in English and Arabic preferred. Must be able to travel internationally. Reports to the General Manager/ Middle East, with a dotted line reporting responsibility to Senior VP Operations / USA. Other relationships: General Manager, Sales, Customer Service, Finance. This position has five to 10 direct reports.

Recruiter seeks a Saudi Arabia Plant Manager who would be responsible for all aspects of product manufacturing for the facility. Manages continuous improvement in the areas of cost reduction, product quality, working capital management, productivity, safety, environmental stewardship, with a collaborative, hands-on and focused approach. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

---Prepare annual operating and capital budgets for manufacturing and maintenance

---Achieve production goals, while integrating quality assurance, manufacturing planning, scheduling and delivery.

---Recommend and implement strategic and tactical directives to optimize operations

---Monitor costs for manufacturing and maintenance

---Comply with environmental regulations

---Responsible for safety and health of manufacturing and maintenance employees

---Establish and enforce standards for safety and quality assurance

---Produce, analyze and make operating decisions from monthly production operations reports

---Develop and submit capital request justifications and help coordinate large capital projects

---Manage the change process for manufacturing and maintenance

---Optimize operating rates, factors, capacities, yields and recovery

---Oversee management of all production activities and employees involving or affecting inbound raw materials or outbound finished product

---Evaluate manufacturing techniques and implement changes that will improve quality and reduce costs

---Monitor and control production capabilities and personnel

---Plan for on-time product delivery and reduced manufacturing labor resources and time

---Provide leadership and decision support in areas such as operation performance, functional strategies, asset utilization, capacity analysis, and capital expenditures

---Define and implement operations standards for cost control, waste reduction

---Establish initiatives and performance measures for direct reports, including annual performance reviews in order to help employees achieve their goals, foster employee development and provide career opportunities

 

Skills and Competencies:

---A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, preferably in Chemical Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Process Engineering, Industrial Engineering

---Five to seven years' operations management experience in an industrial manufacturing environment

---Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

---The ability to lead and persuade others to follow company and departmental strategies

---Proficiency in Microsoft Office products - intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point

---Working knowledge of CAD and Crystal Reports preferred

---The ability to serve with professionalism and integrity in all actions

---The ability to develop solid working relationships with the management team

---The ability to deal with a diverse range of people, backgrounds and skill sets

---Must possesses both leadership and managerial skills but is a hands-on doer.

---Must have superior and persistent follow-through and follow-up skills

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH:  VP Manufacturing Operations - Cement

LOCATION: Saudi Arabia

COMPANY: Major Building Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Manufacturing Operations with strong managerial experience

Recruiter seeks a Manufacturing Operations Vice President, who, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), would head the operations of a cement plant with an output of 6 mio tons/ yr. The VP Operations leads a team of experienced managers and plans, organizes, manages & controls the complete operation. The VP Operations Develops a highly professional team & ensures operations runs with very high efficiency at lower costs. Total experience of 20 years in manufacturing industry with a minimum of 10 years at a senior management level. Cement industry experience preferred.

 




     

     

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