General Manager Germany (m/f/d)

Warstein - Belecke, Germany


The role of the General Manager Germany comprises the responsibility for the German entity’s profit & loss including the achieving of the annual budget as well as the implementation and execution of the group strategy for defined functions of the legal entity in order to realize the business objectives according to the annual company business plan. The General Manager provides leadership and develops the teams, coordinates activities, drives effective communication and participates in developing strategies for growing the business and ensuring developed products and applications are successfully introduced into markets. The role reports to the CEO, forms part of the management group and works in alignment with the functional Vice Presidents. It is located at the company’s premises in Warstein-Belecke, Germany.



Main Accountabilities:

  • Full P&L responsibility for the German production center with a clear focus on Project Management and Operations
  • The scope does not include responsibility for top lines, as those depend from VP Sales and VP Service, but supports the functional VP’s to develop Product and Service orders and sales according to budget
  • Set the organization, planning, processes, resources, capabilities for the plant to improve steadily on all KPI’s: productivity, on-time delivery, throughput, quality, inventories
  • Strive for operational excellence and implement lean manufacturing. Restore operational excellence at par with competition by achieving improved productivity and increased plant production. Redesign the core process to reduce project lead time and drive inventories down per groupwide initiatives and plans
  • Implement production strategy, make or buy in line with group overall strategy
  • Responsible for the monthly output of the factory as well as customer satisfaction and HQSE matters
  • Financial performance: secure profitability of the product business unit, manage transfer pricing policy, improve product business gross margin and operating profit through process efficiency and resources management
  • Optimize support functions and recruit key operational leaders



Education, knowledge and working experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, ideally completed with an MBA
  • Strong experience of plant/ business turnaround in industrial environments (<100m€) with a clear focus on engineering-to-order processes
  • Background on Industrial Operations, Supply Chain Management and Project Management
  • Computer Literacy
  • Fluent in German and English

Personal characteristics:

  • Strong leader setting a direction, formulating action plans and driving them consequently
  • A highly decisive and results driven self-starter as well as team player
  • Ability to drive and motivate others
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal as well as organizational and time management skills



Then please send us your application, including salary expectations as well as your earliest possible entry date.

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