Head of Industrial Engineering to Dometic Group
Dometic is looking for a Head of Industrial Engineering
As part of the Global Operation’s team and in close cooperation with the regional organizations, your mission is to develop, implement and follow up all manufacturing processes – aimed to radically improve the efficiency in manufacturing and thereby improve the competitiveness and performance level of the whole Dometic group.
This role, based at Headquarters in Stockholm Sweden, is an important step in the industrialization process of the company, implementing the same processes across the company and thereby creating the environment needed to accelerate both organic and acquisitive growth and margins.
In this role, reporting to the EVP of Operations at Dometic Group, you will be part of both the Operations and Product Development teams establishing an even stronger bridge between the shop floor and the drawing table.
About the position
While the LEAN journey has been initiated we need to accelerate the journey and implement LEAN philosophy in anything we are doing today. A strong cooperation with the Product Development organization will be crucial to get things right from start e.g. Design for Manufacturing, and much higher levels of automation in our factories to reduce the negative effects of seasonality and cyclicality.
While basic awareness and capability is in place the time is right to invest in dedicated leadership in this area to bring us to the next level making LEAN, DFX, Automation, VA/VE natural parts of our DNA.
Make or buy decisions, how we manufacture/assemble products in our factories and distribute them worldwide to our customers is a crucial part of our competitive edge. Your role will be both to develop existing processes and procedures used when introducing new products while at the same time contribute in the execution of how we continuously increase the competitiveness of our existing product portfolio.
The target is to create a common toolbox including the tools needed to run world class processes in all the areas of Operations. Hands-on support in execution is also part of the responsibility and will be a key capability to succeed.
Our Manufacturing organization is regionalized and composed by 28 factories across West and Eastern Europe, North America and China.
Background and personal qualities
To be successful in this role you have a background in engineering with a hands-on experience from production process optimization, LEAN manufacturing, manufacturing automation and VA/VE. Project management, experience in moving factories and participating in make/buy decisions are very valuable considering the potential ahead of us. We believe you are detail and process oriented, with excellent pedagogical and interpersonal communication skills. You have experience of implementing improvement processes and providing leadership in a decentralized and geographically fragmented organization. It is an advantage to be creative, open minded with good analytical skills and a structured but also pragmatic approach to things.
Since English is our corporate language we expect you to be totally fluent. The position requires frequent international travelling.
Contact and application
Dometic is partnering with Navigio in this strategic search. We are looking forward to your application at www.navigio.se no later than the 25th September. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Filip Pol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Climate, Hygiene & Sanitation, Food & Beverage, Power & Control and Safety & Security. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Dometic offer products and solutions that enrich people’s experiences away from home, whether in a motorhome, caravan, boat or a truck. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We operate 28 manufacturing/assembly sites in eleven countries and sell our products in approximately 100 countries. We have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 8,800 people worldwide, had net sales of SEK 14.0 billion in 2017 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.