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Head of Operations (m/f/d)

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Location: Zatec Czechia
Job ID: R0003900
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Europe GmbH
Profession (Job Category): General Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ready to contribute to the future of the automotive industry?

We are part of Hitachi Astemo focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team and join our Plant in Žatec (near Prague) as

Head of Operations (m/f/d)

We are looking for an experience candidate with a technical background and production experience. In this position you will work closely with the General Manager to lead and develop our company operational departments, including Production, Production Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Quality Assurance.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategy, budgets and plans, for the overall company and operations, in cooperation with the General Manager, to achieve company objectives and targets, including the continuous improvement of health and safety.
  • Develops and implement policies and procedures to ensure that all operational departments achieve their business objectives.
  • Evaluate business and operational risks and develop/leads risk management and mitigation plans.
  • Lead and promote continuous improvement of health and safety, operational excellence and employee engagement.  
  • Mentor and motivate teams to achieve operational objectives and targets.

Profile and Qualifications:

  • High school / university degree in a technical field
  • Ideally 3 years’ experience as a Head of Operations or a similar role (Automotive is advantage)
  • Proven track record of planning and achieving operational and bottom-line improvement
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong, independent, stress resistant personality who encourages and develops teamwork
  • Strategic thinker, with high level communication, negotiating, data analytical skills and a proactive approach to work
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of business, operation financials and business functions  
  • Fluent English and Czech language skills
  • Driving license B 

Why Hitachi Astemo?

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 

Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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