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Manager for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) - Denmark  

GRUNDFOS (company)

Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

What do we offer?
  • Do you have a few years of leadership experience? Ready to take the next step in your career? 
  • Then this is your chance to manage a global function in a development setting. 
  • Help us build our new centre of excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering  and play a vital role in applying a structured approach to our innovative thinking.  
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is a new function, and you will have a unique opportunity to influence how we build it and run it. In this function, you join the Motor team  one of our 4 centres of excellence  where we are responsible for the production technology of all components for our company motors around the world.
  •  Here, you will work closely with a leadership team to share ideas and stay on top of plans. You and the other manager will each take direct report from 10 engineers, technicians and project managers. 
  • You will refer to Senior Director Peter Christensen.   You will join our leadership team consisting of 2 managers, 2 chief engineers, 1 lean project manager, a secretary and myself. 
  • Since the start last year, our new function has gained momentum fast, and we believe it is because we have maintained a close dialogue with our employees based on trust and with the possibility to challenge each other, always in pursuit of the best solution to a problem.
  •  In a change process, it is important to involve everyone  and to leave room for humour and a smile as we solve our tasks,  Peter says

What is the job about?
  • You will manage a global function, possibly with employees based outside Denmark and stakeholders in other company plants across the globe. 
  • This also entails developing and driving the strategy, plans and activities for your team. 
  • Travelling approximately 25 days per year to support the company Group in the best possible way according to our core deliverables, you:  
    • ensure delivery of technology development projects, equipment and solutions for the production of motor components, based on defined and maintained production platforms 
    • enable support for motor producing production plants across the Group, staying in close contact with management of the plant  
    • ensure competence building in your own function on defined strategic processes  
    • ensure support for competence development on key processes in Manufacturing Engineering functions in production plants across the Group 
    • act as stand-in for the AME Motor Senior Directo

What do you need to apply?
  • On a personal level, you take a structured and systematic approach to your work as a leader. 
  • We need someone with a good leadership capability and the ability to facilitate problem-solving.
  •  Also, you need to be able to communicate well to all levels in the organization. 
  • The ability to get to the core of technical issues and to handle a technical dialogue is important. 
  • Finally, we are looking for a manager who is hard on facts but soft on people . 
  • You have empathy and also, you can handle the confidentiality of a management team,  Peter explains.  
  • We imagine that you: - are an engineer or similar with a strong technical background. 
  • It is a plus if you have experience from a production or development environment
    • have a few years of management experience possibly with a management certificate, a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA or similar 
    • have experience in identifying and working with value propositions 
    • might have project management experience.
  • It is a plus but not a prerequisite - speak and write English fluently, and it is a definite advantage if you also speak Danish

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