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Operations Director - Manufacturing

  • Location: Johor
Role Overview
Our client is a leader in product design & development & provision of fully automated manufacturing services to clients in EMS / Semi-con sector. A global MNC their services include electronics manufacturing, assembly and test, complex mechanical assembly, systems integration, precision machining and after-market repair and return services.

We are currently working with them to recruit an Operations Director to oversee the overall management of the manufacturing operations and engineering function. Able to provide strategic direction and leadership in building best manufacturing practices to drive efficiency in delivery, quality, TPS and lean methodology you will be expected to help lead and drive aggressive growth, operational excellence and customer satisfaction for their manufacturing operations in Johor.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• The position reports to the VP Operations SEA & GM Site, responsible with over 500 employee size on site.
• Responsible for the full spectrum of the operational management role including staffing decisions, organization development and performance management.
• Provide leadership to achieve company’s top-line and bottom-line targets including Sales Revenue, Quality, On-Time Delivery, EBIT, etc.
• Establish proper operational process flow, system and control to achieve improved efficiency and reduce wastage in operations.
• Perform operations planning to ensure meeting customers’ requirements and timely completion of orders.
• Lead in manpower planning and deployment within operations to meet unpredictable/non-consistent pattern of job orders as well as daily operations requirements.
• Monitor and lead in implementation of new improvement plans / projects once they are approved.
• Ensure good business compliance and good corporate governance practice.
• Set up systems to enhance operations effectiveness.

Background & Experience:
• Cross functional engineering experience in: development, manufacturing & quality
• Strong work experience in all phases of manufacturing solutions & Client Engaging / facing experience during manufacturing process stage.
• Min 15 years’ experience in electronics manufacturing with 5 years in senior management P&L responsibility
• Experience of Built To Order (BTO) & Custom To Order (CTO) manufacturing operations
• Worked on various Lean Six Sigma & TPM tools focusing on reducing production lead time and leading to operational excellence.
• Successfully implemented the best-in-class practices and NPI roll-out.

If this role sounds of interest or you’d like to discuss a potential career move in confidence please forward me an updated copy of your CV detailing any relevant experience or contact Mike Wilkshire (EA License no: 13C6338 | Registration no: R1215143) on DD: +65 6435 5608 | Email:

To apply, please email your CV to If you would like further information, please contact Michael John Wilkshire on +65 6435 5608 quoting ENG/MW/OD/2803C
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