Prepares annual production budget, oversees progress, and determines actions to cost issues as necessary in order to manage operations within the budget and resources.
2. Operational performance
Develops programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the organization to the highest level of operational performance while optimizing working capital throughout Operations.
Collaborates with Operational Excellence teams to integrate lean manufacturing principles into production processes.
3. Operations improvement
Develops and executes plans to reduce non-value added costs, increase revenues, and delight customers by delivering products on time with high factory and supplier yields and decreasing product field failure rates.
Ensures that 4Q Program (the standard ABB process improvement methodology) training and methods are implemented into the organization.
Oversees the creation of manufacturing subcontracts and manages the subcontractor jointly with other involved disciplines, including Supply Chain Management.
e.g. subcontract employees are provided guidance on health and safety requirements and work practices, issued permits to work).
5. Customer Relations
May provide support to Sales during customer visits to explain capabilities of the manufacturing facilities.
6 Health, safety and environment (HSE)
Ensures compliance with Group health, safety and environmental directives and that regulations are implemented, while monitoring and reporting progress and results.
Assesses risks and safety hazards and implements plans to ensure people and equipment safety.
7. Supply Chain Management
Designs and implements plans for local sourcing to reach the business targets. Applies and implements SCM standards, tools and processes in the area of responsibility to secure quality, delivery, cost and sustainability.
Applies standards on health, safety, environment and business ethics within operational work, contract management and negotiations.