Plant Manager in Shanghai at ZF

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Provides direction and leadership to the steering production team and supports the different department managers in the day to day steering business at the site.
  • Improve OEE, the efficiency of the plant and maximize the profitability, generate good cash flow.
  • Provides leadership and set standards for performance in the area of steering production, periodically review reports on department performance and key business indicators.
  • Assist AP Steering business team in developing steering business opportunities and operational strategies to maximize growth and profitability. Prepare and present operating and capital expenditure budgets to AP Steering business leadership for approval.
  • Continually seek improved methods with a view to reduce costs, improve service level and reduce operational risk.
  • Ensure compliance to all Zf’s Legal & Ethical Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.
  • Participates in weekly CQA meetings, weekly reviews with program management / purchasing on project progress.
  • Participate in out of duty hours meetings to suit EU and NA time zones.
Optimize direct, in-direct and salary headcount based on benchmarking with other AP sites

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
Recognized University Degree in Manufacturing or Engineering, Business Administration

Experience and Skill Requirements
- Effective leadership and communication skills.
- Good understanding and implementation of Quality Systems (/IATF16949) HS&E Systems (ISO14000).
- Good interpersonal skills / foster teamwork in others.
- Lead meetings effectively and encourage group participation.
- Results oriented (performance driven).
- Problem solving skills / crisis management.
- Adaptability – be able to adapt to varying time constraints, resource levels and organizational situations.
- Negotiating skills.
- Cultural awareness.
- Fluent in English.
- Financial acumen - draft strategic plan, business case.


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