Operations Transformation Director

Munich Area , Germany
Skills Required
Liquidity Management, Supply Chain Excellence, Cost Reduction, Business Excellence, Turnaround, Production Planning, Six Sigma Process Optimization, Lean Management, Complexity Management, Restructuring,
€130k - €170k

On behalf of a leading industrial multinational, we are seeking to appoint an Operations Transformation Director to be based near Munich.

The successful candidate will lead a variety of operational topics including cost-optimization projects, cycle time improvements, capital management and operational footprint discussions. Reporting to the Head of Transformation, the Operations Transformation Director will work closely with the CEO, COO and CTO of the business (Travel <10%).

This is a highly visible and important hire within the business with significant opportunities available for further career advancement.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides program management of overall transformation effort, working in conjunction with responsible line leaders and the corporate staff
  • Works with CEO, Senior Leaders, Workstream Leads and Initiative Leaders to define project architecture, translating aspirations into initiatives and projects
  • Supports target setting and own accepting any revisions or changes to the targets or the plans that support achieving the targets
  • Provides on-going performance management of workstream sponsors, leads and initiative owners on the successful execution of transformation
  • Develops and leads a highly capable Transformation Office that provides timely visibility into the progress and delivers on the agreed transformation plan.
  • Supports a successful restructuring and transformation, ensuring a “clean sheet”, best-in-class approach to all functions
  • Keeps Senior Leaders informed of progress and issues
  • Presents transformation updates during key stakeholder meetings
  • Prepares talking points for Senior Leaders for Board updates and internal communications
  • Provides senior leaders with coaching, insights and challenge on the tactics and pathways they need to adopt to meet their ambitious targets
  • Key Requirements

  • Tier-1 consulting background
  • Extensive experience in operational topics (e.g., operations/line management, continuous improvement, supply chain management, procurement, or lean services)
  • Strong networking and influencing skills, including sensitivity and change management awareness
  • Senior line management experience
  • Experienced in driving change
  • Fluency in English & German
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