The business is based in Asia and supplies a small number of international customers. The business is mission led at its core. It exists to make a difference in the lives of its local community and currently employs 150 people in secure, upskilling jobs. The business achieved a turnover of £1m in 2018. Within 10 years we aspire to build a business with revenues of over £7m, employing 1,000 people and being recognised as world class both in terms of commercial success and creating positive wholistic impact.
You will play a key role in building the capacity of both the local leadership team and building the manufacturing systems and processes too, using best practice methods (LEAN, Kaizen, 6-Sigma etc.). This is a fixed term role and the focus is on strengthening the national leadership team. You will have succeeded in the role if, over time, the local leadership team are equipped and empowered to run a strong operations function themselves, with manufacturing processes in place to an international standard.
Have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience within a manufacturing environment. Be familiar with best practice tools. Be commercially minded with strong analytical skills. Have a track record of getting things done and of continuous improvement. Thrive working in cross-cultural contexts and ideally have some previous cross-cultural experience. Have a good relevant degree or professional qualification; equivalent experience will be considered. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Have leadership qualities and be capable of taking ownership of new projects.