• Објавен пред 6 месеци
  • Декра
  • Активен до 20.12.2018
  • Позиција: Останато
  • Локација: Скопје

Our Client, a company which produces special trucks for the European market is starting up the manufacturing operations of trucks in South-West part of Macedonia, first in a rented facility, later in a new greenfield plant. 

For their new facility launching in the free trade zone in South-West part of Macedonia, the Client offers the following new and exciting career opportunity:



Operational and Project Management (phase 1):

  • Recruitment of the local workforce (30 people in phase 1, in phase 2,  at full capacity 380 people );
  • Directs daily operations activities;
  • Start-up and implement the manufacturing processes and capabilities for producing the Trucks;
  • Ensure workforce is adequately trained in the facility;
  • Search and negotiate with local suppliers in coordination with the purchasing teams;
  • Manages all quality, environmental health and safety compliance;
  • Directs compliance to all corporate standards and all regional and local regulatory laws;
  • Plans and manages the financial aspects of the facility;
  • Project management of the construction of the new building. Launch RFQ to developers. Compare the quotes and make summary for final decision;
  • Coordinates the construction of the new plant and ensure functionality, timing and budget are achieved;
  • Work well with the parent company team, and be able to accept and discuss input but be able to drive your points with logic;
  • Promotes facility through involvement in community and area organizational functions.

The following responsibilities are for phase 2 (managing the new plant):

  • Operational Management:
    • Directs daily plant activities;
    • Manages all quality, environmental health and safety compliance;
    • Ensures processes and capabilities are in place for flawless product launch;
    • Drives development of facility’s processes for future capabilities;
    • Directs compliance with ISO-9000, all corporate standards and all sovereign regional and local regulatory laws;
    • Utilizes the Manufacturing Operations methodologies of to develop and execute systems and processes that meet or exceed plant goals for quality, safety, cost, and production and material control;
    • Provides resources to support facility and customer needs.
  • Financial Management:
    • Plans and manages all financial aspects of the facility (AOP, capital, etc.);
    • Plans and manages forecasting, labor productivity & efficiency and asset utilization;
    • Manages inventory levels to ensure customer satisfaction and achievement of working capital targets;
    • Drives cost leadership initiatives for margin improvements.
  • People Management:
    • Sets the example for Coaching & Developing by completing a critical self-appraisal of performance / skills, engaging with supervision to address gaps and improve performance. Coaches others in the same manner;
    • Sets plant goals and cascades those goals to staff ensuring alignment with strategic imperatives;
    • Utilizes performance management systems to coach and provide performance feedback;
    • Champions the development of all team members, mentors employee performance and establishes development and improvement plans;
    • Ensures development of key positions for succession planning;
    • Drives employee engagement throughout facility.
  • Communication and Reporting:
    • Leads facility presentations and communications meetings on a regular basis to ensure alignment of all employees with the facility and company goals;
    • Drives “open door” philosophy throughout facility to enhance employee / labor relations;
    • Promotes facility through involvement in community and area organizational functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred in Engineering, Operations or Management;
  • 10 years’ experience in manufacturing industry;
  • In addition minimum 5 years’ experience plant or manufacturing management experience, preferably in the automotive industry with cross-functional experience in EHS, quality, production planning, maintenance and shop floor supervision;
  • Must have manufacturing start-up experience and/or production launch experience;
  • Experience in of implementation and ramp up of technical but manual manufacturing processes such as welding, electricity, plumbing, metal or woodwork is desirable;
  • Must have operational experience in leading a shop-floor of minimum 50 workers or a plant.


  • Must be hands on;
  • Must have general knowledge of electricity, plumbing, woodwork, basic metal operations such as drilling, cutting, bending as well as welding;
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must have strong organizational, team and project management skills with the ability to lead people;
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and tasks such that he / she maximizes the utilization of the team;
  • Working knowledge of finance and financial tools;
  • Goal-oriented and possess a drive in meeting deliverable and deadlines.


The company offers challenging and encouraging environment, international training and experience and continuous professional development.

If you feel that you have the necessary experience and are interested in this amazing opportunity, please send your CV in English on the following e-mail address:

Application deadline is 24/12/2018.

The candidate should live in the region of South-West of Macedonia and accept to live and travel abroad for a few weeks/months for the training period.

All received applications will be considered in strict confidentiality.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.