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Factory Manager - Surge Arresters 80 – 100% (f/m/d)

Location: Wettingen, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0041545
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: Hitachi Energy Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

In our Profit Center Surge Arresters in Wettingen, Switzerland, we produce and offer innovative, reliable and secure overvoltage protection solutions in the segments of power generation and distribution, railway, and industry. Our ambition is to impress our worldwide customers as a technology leader with world-class overvoltage protection solutions. We do so by expanding our leading position in core technologies as well as by continuously improving our business processes.

The Surge Arresters Factory is a business unit within Hitachi Energy located in Wettingen, Switzerland.  


Join our team as a Factory Manager. In this role you will manage and overview all aspects related to operations of the manufacturing unit including project management, engineering, production, supply chain, quality and operational excellence. Furthermore, you will drive large CAPEX investments projects of the factory.


The opportunity would suit strong leaders who lead by empowerment and trust and who are willing to drive an effective, capable and high performing organization with a clear purpose. We offer an international environment which is challenging and characterized by mutual respect and an open and friendly working environment. Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.


Are you eager to strive for diversity of thought to conquer todays and tomorrow’s challenges? Our leaders are the engine for bringing the inclusion and diversity thought to life.

Your responsibilities

  • Implement the global business unit and product group manufacturing strategy

  • Implement Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and business compliance standards and regulations within the unit

  • Ensure that the factory is properly organized with clear roles and responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with global and local standards, rules, tools, policies, and processes related to operations/project execution and share functional best practices and lessons learned across the organization

  • Develop proactive strategies to increase business profits, customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness

  • Drive quality improvement through target setting, monitoring and benchmarking 

  • Drive the transformation and continuous improvement with a positive mindset

  • Deliver operational/project targets (e.g. ROTD, lead time, quality, etc.) to improve net promoter score (NPS)

  • Live Hitachi Energy’s Leadership Pillars as a leader which means live our vision, work together, deliver promises, and develop people

Your background

  • Higher Education in mechanical or electrical engineering 

  • Executive MBA and financial background is beneficial

  • Proven track record in a senior management role of manufacturing unit 

  • Great leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skills

  • International working experience and intercultural competence

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Fluency in English and German is required, both written and spoken 

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