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Continental Head of Product Industrialization Asia in Changshu, China

Head of Product Industrialization Asia



Job Description

Establish & roll out reliable product industrialization processes for the BU MFS in the Region. Functional lead of the plant PI managers for NAFTA Region. Provide and steer support to local PPI Team to ensure proper industrialization of new launches and ChangeManagement.

1- Implement & Optimize Product Industrialization Process

▪ Support definition of standards for worldwide product industrialization processes in cooperation with Business functions & Plant Product Industrialization and Operations teams

▪ Roll out of standards for product industrialization in Europe region

▪ Perform internal audit to assess plant maturity regarding Product Industrialization/PLC. Define and follow up on actions to close gap

2- Functional lead of Product Industrialization Team in the region

▪ Support plant PI managers in establishing local processes

▪ Support plant PI teams as central interface to central functions & projects

▪ Monitor PLC projects and change management for operations. Initiate or support escalation when required

3-Implement & Optimize Product Development Process (APQP)

▪ Participate in roll-out & optimization of the APQP implementation

▪ Participate as steering during Project Day, gate review or Project escalations

4-Optimization of Equipment & Processes

▪ Actively contribute feedback out of the lessons learned of the product industrializations in the plants into production processes & product toolboxes and equipment

▪ Support and monitor implementation of lessons learned in the region

Job Requirements

  1. Education: University degree (master or above, technical background)

  2. Professional Experience: Plant Product Industrialization Experience > 5 years

  3. Project/Process experience: Product development experience preferred

  4. Leadership: Organizations > 5 employees, leading remote teams

  5. Intercultural/International experience: Previous leadership position in intercultural environment mandatory

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The Business Area ContiTech develops, produces and markets products, systems and intelligent components made from rubber, plastic, metal and textiles. These products are used in mining, the agricultural industry, railway engineering mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and other important sectors of the future.

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