Operation Manager/Factory Manager 厂长 Jobs

Asia-Pacific Management Consulting GmbH, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

About Company:

Our client is a German family-owned company and a leading manufacturer (a typical German “Hidden Champion”) of special measurement instruments. For its factory in Changzhou, China, we are looking for a Operation Manager (Plant Manager, Factory Manager).

Asia-Pacific Management Consutling GmbH (APMC) in Düssedorf, Germany is a renowned consultancy specialized in cross-border projects between Europe/Germany and Asia/China. Headquartered in Duesseldorf (Gemany) and an asianwide presence, we supported more than 600 European/German clients in China/Asia since 1997. For more information, please see https://www.asia-pacific.de/en/

About this job:

Strategic development

  • Develop 3-5 year growth perspective (together with BoD)
  • Annual planning, budgeting
  • Development new products (together with German headquarter)
  • Introduction, ramp up of new products

Day to day management of the production facility

  • Management of the assembly lines (one shift, currently 25 workers) with all related matters (personnel, procurement etc.)
  • Quality assurance (see below)
  • Ramp up of production capacity
  • Permanent productivity improvements

Supervision of the engineering

  • Redesign engineering process to the German PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) standards
  • Ensure compliance to requirement specifications, strict release management, strict test routines, adherence to timelines, quality,
  • Regular, consistent, unambiguous communication to and interaction with German headquarter staff
  • Enable production introduction of new products without any timing, performance or quality compromises
  • Enable continuity and know-how development in the engineering department, e.g. by regular personnel exchange with headquarter

Quality assurance: 

  • Introduction and management of a hard-line quality management system both for production and engineering
  • Incoming goods inspection, in particular from local Chinese vendors
  • Quality assurance within production
  • Outgoing goods inspection
  • 8D (Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving) error rout cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Strict adherence to German PLM and quality standards in the engineering department

Exchange with German headquarter

  • Weekly video conference
  • Monthly forecast planning with German headquarter
  • On demand communication
  • At least one personal visit in Germany per year
  • Every 2-3 months a one-week visit of German experts (e.g. Product Management, Quality, Engineering) to Changzhou (after Corona restrictions)


  • Engineering or similar degree
  • 3-5 years working experience in an international manufacturing environment in China (preferable at German factory) with measurable results
  • 3-5 years of working experience within quality department, engineering, production planning, manufacturing line management or similar with measurable results
  • Clear leadership potential
  • Solid English knowledge (speech and read/writing)


  • Quality of both production and engineering
  • Output, sales, productivity, EBIT of production
  • Growth enabling, i.e. doubling of sales every 3-4 years
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: above 5 years
How to apply:

Please send your English resume to factory@apmc.de


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