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Head of Operations (Shanghai, China)

Company: INFICON Holding AG
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety. Job Purpose The Head of Operations and Deputy General Manager will report to the General Manager and will be based out of Shanghai. Overseeing the day-to-day activities of the company, ensuring that the organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively. You will lead a team consisting of Quality Manager, Logistics Manager, Production Manager, and Engineering Manager, oversee and further develop state of the art production and logistic processes, establish and monitor lean warehouse and lean manufacturing improvements. INFICON offers a thorough fully paid Relocation Package from the USA which includes our excellent benefits package, pension, company car and driver, paid housing, bonus and more! Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead Team consisting of Quality Manager, Logistics Manager, Production Manager, Engineering Manager
  • Define, oversee and further develop state-of-the-art production and logistic processes
  • Establish and monitor lean warehouse and lean manufacturing improvements
  • Translate business requirements of INFICONs oversea units into harmonized processes and solutions
  • Facilitate regular alignment sessions between relevant functions in China, Europe, and the USA
  • Consistently communicate and reiterate processes with local team members and GM
  • Regularly challenge local teams in a culturally appropriate way to drive overall performance forward
  • Transfer global quality and field failure findings onto the agenda in China and ensure initiation of countermeasures, documentation, and feedback loop
  • Ensuring the functionality of finished products, by systematic monitoring of the end-of-line inspections, continues improvement of the manufacturing and assembly processes in alignment with global standards
  • Join and support local teams throughout pre-delivery inspection process, ensuring flawless quality of our products leading to global cost reductions
  • Support for New Product Introduction with a focus on quality, cost and supply chain risk evaluation
  • Support Implementation of Engineering Changes with a focus on quality and supply chain risk
  • Support Cost Reduction with alternative local suppliers or DFM improvements, initiate Engineering Changes for cost reduction
  • Overview and improve demand and production planning for the Factory Skills & Requirements Completed studies with a Master's Degree in business administration, engineering or a comparable course of study with several years of professional experience in the areas of operations and logistics. Quality Management knowledge is a plusThorough understanding of the cultural differences between Europe and ChinaEmpathy in communication between culturesKnowledge of the manufacturing environment in global operations, preferably in electronic industryUnderstanding of the electronics business and global supply chainsAbility to constantly challenge the status quo and continuously strive for improvementActive, independent approach with a can-do attitudeStrong communication, presentation and facilitation skills that you can easily demonstrate in English in an international and cross-cultural environmentRelocation to Shanghai requiredIndependent spirit that challenges the senior leadership of the companyExperience with SAP, MS OfficeTravel requirements up to 20%ENG1Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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