Operations Manager (Vice General Manager) based in Suzhou (M/F) Jobs

Far Eastern – Fernost Beratungs- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

About Company:

Welcome to Far Eastern Consulting, a German firm with more than 25 years of consulting experience in China. Recruiting, company foundation or marketing strategies are only a few competences of our broad scope of consulting services. Our client is a German wholly foreign-owned enterprise, producing plastics components, modules, systems and injection moulds for the industries of automotive, building and heating technology. The company operates on an international base and is located in Suzhou.

About this job:

For our client we are looking for a:

Operations Manager (Vice General Manger)
(Male/female) Based in Suzhou, P. R. China

Position Aims

  • Leadership and development of operations management function and assigned departments of production, logistics, quality, industrial engineering, process engineering, production and mold maintenance, EHS, Lean Management
  • Role of Vice General Manager, in temporary representation of company during General Manager absence (holiday, business trip)
  • Operational planning of plant production targets, realization and tracking of year-to-date achievement via defined KPI
  • Assurance of Integration of Suzhou company into the standard working procedures of German Group


Your Responsibilities  

  • Planning, Management, and Control Responsibilities:
  • Reporting of performance of subordinated departments to General Manager through defined KPI
  • Support of General Manager in Teamwork and Integration Processes
  • Implementation of Group processes locally and definition of local processes
  • Process-management across department-borders (cross-functional-approach)
  • Bridgehead for coordination of special projects assigned by BOD
  • Assistance of (customer) projects during project phase and launch
  • Representation of the company towards customers, suppliers and partners
  • Establishment of a local CPS-System (Company Production-System) with focus on 6S, reduction of waste and personal-reduced (direct and indirect employees) production
  • Implementation of new technologies and standards according to the company strategy


Employee Management Responsibilities (management matrix):

  • Customer- and employee-oriented management-approach regarding subordinated departments
  • Consequent and target-oriented decision-taking, entrepreneurial initiative and autonomous action
  • Permanent further development of production-, quality-, maintenance- and performance-standards
  • Anticipatory personal/employee planning and development


Professional Responsibilities:

  • Taking full responsibility for assigned areas and functions
  • Mid- to long-term planning of investments and capacities under consideration of new projects or technologies for the factory-building, media-supply, production facilities and layout
  • Supervision of implementation of a process-oriented organization of production with multiple shifts
  • Supervision of the development and continuous improvement of production processes for productivity-improvements
  • Permanent up-keeping of production readiness, coordination of machine- and plant-maintenance
  • Coordination of definition of Assembly-Lines and production facilities in new projects
  • Implementation and further development of a Lean-Production-System
  • Technical consultation of customers, partners, project-members and situational assistance with technical supplier development
  • Supervision of the preparation for and representation of the company during internal and external audits
  • Adjustment of the group-wide technology- production- quality- and performance standards of the German Group with respect to the local conditions


Our Offer:
Multifaceted, exciting and challenging exercises in a growing international company with an attractive salary are waiting for you. At our company we want to enhance each and everybody’s potential and give you the chance to grow together with us.

  • Good technical know-how in the areas of injection molding (min. 5 years) and assembly and customer-requirements in this area accompanied with related problem-solving skills
  • Multiple years of experience in the automotive industry including TS16949 requirements regarding production-/plant-organization
  • Practical knowledge of Production-Systems and Lean-Principles (e.g. SMED, 6S, Kanban etc.)
  • Distinctive planning and organizational capabilities, high level of commitment and self-employed and structured way of working
  • Willingness for frequent business trips inside of China
  • Extraverted and leadership personality with strong empathy, passion and drive for technology
  • Self-initiative work-behavior based on target-agreements
  • Very good oral and written busines
How to apply:

Have we aroused your interest? We are looking forward to your complete application documents. (Incl. CV with photos, salary expectation, the earliest on-board time etc.) Please send your CV to: Mr. Kun Wang, E-Mail: kun.wang@far-eastern.cn

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