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Head of Shared Services Center
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Our client is an international company which is centralizing the technology, finance and customer support functions at group level and consequently is setting up a Shared Services Center in Bucharest.

Main Accountabilities

  • Setting up the Shared Services Center business delivery model, governance, building structures and ownership for end-to-end processes
  • Building the best-in-class team, defining the strategic direction and the goals for the fast-growing organization
  • Enabling the local team through forecasts, processes and planning to reach the agreed goals
  • Influencing and managing key stakeholders across the board to achieve scale, speed, and effectiveness
  • Defining effective, sustainable and scalable delivery models including identification of potential nearshoring candidates (processes and functions) and a playbook for establishing and moving activities to the SSC
  • Networking, cooperating, communicating and partnering with senior stakeholders within the group to identify opportunities for nearshoring activities across the entire business
  • Orchestrating the transition of activities, balancing pace of transition with management of risk and change
  • Building, upskilling and enhancing capabilities and performance during migration to shared services
  • Monitoring the intercompany billing and the transparency of the business case

Professional Skills

  • Master’s Degree or MBA studies
  • Extensive experience (10 years plus) of defining and leading the transition of activities to an offshore environment (either captive shared service centre or to an outsourcing partner)
  • Track record of delivering strategic-level changes, with a capacity to prioritise and keep the big picture in mind
  • Strong level of general business & financial acumen
  • Fluency in English, German is considered a plus

Personality Profile

  • Ability to generate commitment to change across broad group of stakeholders and deliver against multi-year plan
  • Strong inter-cultural awareness and sensitiveness (having worked with CEE countries is a plus)Strong influencing skills and building rapport easily
  • Proven leadership skills in managing international teams and experience of leading multi-workstream and change management projects
  • Ability to operate both at the strategic and, where required, detailed level
  • Strong organisational skills, proven track record in building effective structures in a competitive environment
  • Ability to think conceptually and to identify and addresses future challenges and opportunities, often in an ambiguous environment
  • Self-starter with affinity for technology
  • Ability to drive efficiencies and enhance service delivery

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Finance Manager
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Our client is an international company active in the service segment, which is centralizing the support functions for the organization at group level and consequently is setting up a Shared Services Center in Bucharest.
The future Finance Manager will act as a strong business partner to the company management and will build up the finance function of the SSC.

Main Accountabilities

  • Setting-up the financial structure of the newly established Shared Service Center, such as Costs Accounting, Intercompany Billing, Cost Allocations methodology etc.
  • Implementing appropriate costing approach and methodology for costing of all the service provided by SSC in line with IFRS Standards and the group’s internal guidelines
  • Monitoring the day-to-day financial operations within the company
  • Overseeing that costing for all the service lines are computed accurately using the agreed costing methodology and billed on timely manner
  • Implementing cost recovery and charge backs mechanisms for all the services/work tasks provided
  • Overseeing financial department and acting as the main contact for external counterparts such as auditors, external tax department, banking and other local financial authorities
  • Tracking the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Seeking out methods for minimising financial risk to the company
  • Reviewing financial data and preparing monthly and annual reports
  • Establishing and maintaining financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understanding and adhering to the financial regulations and legislation
  • Acting as Business Partner of the Head of SSC

Professional Skills

  • Economics / Finance studies
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as Finance Business Partner in an international company with exposure to finance processes including intercompany transactions
  • Exceptional financial acumen including strong analytical, financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Fluency in English

Personality Profile

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Decision maker, who is driving for results and takes initiative
  • Hands-on, with initiative, and a can-do attitude

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Human Resources Manager
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We are looking for a Human Resources Manager for our client – a global automotive supplier, located in Brasov area.

Main Accountabilities

  • Organising, leading and planning the HR department including taking the responsibility for the budget of the department
  • Developing and implementing best practices for hiring and for talent management
  • Developing organisational and personnel structure in order to assure reaching the targets within the set time lines and according to economic efficiency
  • Assuring a positive and motivational working environment while promoting team spirit and cooperation
  • Preparing and conducting interviews for the top management positions
  • Assuming ultimate responsibility for HR operations such as: labour contracts and disciplinary measures
  • Initiating corporate changes while evaluating and taking into considerations the overall impact on the organisation and on the financial result (quantitative evaluations)
  • Actively supporting the departments to implement leadership and behavioural guidelines within the company
  • Providing coaching support for the employees throughout change processes within the organisation
  • Contributing to the development of the application and selection process within the company and assuming responsibility for its implementation and results

Professional Skills

  • University degree (Human Resources, Business Administration or related)
  • Minimum 10 years of HR experience in a multinational production company, ideally from the automotive industry
  • In-depth knowledge of labour law and HR best practices
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Good planning, organising and follow-up skills
  • Coach certificate, would be a plus
  • Fluency in English, German would be a plus

Personality Profile

  • Active, energetic and highly motivated to drive change throughout the organisation
  • Very good communication, influential and negotiation skills
  • Strategic approach
  • Ability to evaluate and make decisions
  • Highly organised and accurate, nevertheless flexible and quickly reactive, while respecting the deadlines
  • Ability to develop teams, to collaborate and to influence

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Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager
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We are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager for our client – global automotive supplier, located in Brasov area.

Main Accountabilities

  • Designing and implementing best practice production engineering; planning vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Driving continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times, process improvement, machine availability through lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and remove waste
  • Developing and maintaining project plans and budget profiles to ensure delivery of milestones to agreed cost targets and timescales
  • Managing and leading the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels and ensuring the delivery of the People Strategy within the area of accountability
  • Motivating and coaching the team to operational success
  • Developing, implementing and follow-up on key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
  • Monitoring the completion of tasks and ensuring good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Reviewing, implementing and updating company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments, processes and procedures
  • Ensuring that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Liaising and communicating with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers

Professional Skills

  • University degree (Engineering/ Manufacturing specialisation or related)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience, preferably in a multinational production company
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in automotive industry and in a similar position;
  • Significant experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Expertise in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing projects implementation
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team and driving it to performance, having a native leadership approach
  • Very good planning, organising and follow-up skills
  • Fluency in English, German would be a plus

Personality Profile

  • Excellent interpersonal, team management and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical approach with the ability to present data effectively and problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Open to change and with proven ability to adapt to a high-pace and changing environment

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Senior Quality Manager
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We are looking for a Senior Quality Manager for our client – global automotive supplier, located in Brasov area.

Main Accountabilities

  • Managing and implementing a best practice quality vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to support and improve operational performance
  • Contributing to the implementation of new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Quality activities
  • Ensuring that all in-house systems and procedures are constantly updated, revised and modified to meet the needs of external certification bodies supervising the implementation of internal quality procedures throughout the overall process in the company at all times and at all levels
  • Championing a program for the implementation and sustainment of a continuous improvement culture; establishing an action plan for improving quality
  • Undertaking internal and process audits of the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • In conjunction with the Supplier Quality Assurance function, reducing the effect of non-conforming supplier materials on the production area quality by performing root cause analysis and solving problems
  • Responding to customer complaints putting in containment actions, full analysis, error proofing, and implementing short and long-term countermeasures
  • Managing the relationship with the suppliers to resolve quality issues and act as a point of contact for warranty issues on client side
  • Managing the Quality Engineers and Technicians in the sign-off of parts and the resolution of internal/external quality concerns
  • Developing a comprehensive and traceable training program for the quality team in all aspects of the quality system and application and update of procedures
  • Identifying and deploying the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
  • Developing, implementing and managing key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Monitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Ensuring that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Managing, coaching and developing a high performing Quality Operations team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements and ensuring adequate staffing levels
  • Responsible for achieving budget and forecast; reporting on achievement of targets and identifying any actions required
  • Working collaboratively, negotiating and engaging with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the Quality strategy
  • Communicating with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on engineering design and development. Recommending solutions without compromising quality or service while optimising cost
  • Working as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimise results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements delivery in line with Company and Customer requirements

Professional Skills

  • University degree (Engineering or Business/Commercial specialisation or related)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience, preferably in a multinational production company
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in the automotive industry
  • Significant experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Experience of working in Quality Assurance
  • Previous experience in implementing Six Sigma/ Problem solving processes. Lean Manufacturing – would be a plus
  • Ability to manage the relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Inquisitive approach with interest in staying up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials
  • Good planning, organising and follow-up skills
  • Fluency in English, German would be a plus

Personality Profile

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to grow and develop large teams
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional and cross-country project team
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Commercially aware

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Commercial Manager / Branch Manager
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We are looking for a Commercial Manager / Branch Manager for our client, an FMCG / consumer goods company, part of an international group, providing a wide range of products and brands in the food category (frozen & refrigerated). He/She will coordinate the company’s activity in traditional trade and HoReCa, in Bucharest.

Main Accountabilities

  • Leading and managing the company’s sales in traditional trade and HoReCa in Bucharest
  • Developing and implementing the commercial plans and strategies for achieving sales and profit objectives, aiming to accelerate profitable growth
  • Growing the company’s sales and customer base, and managing the client portfolio at local level
  • Developing and maintaining mutually beneficial business relationships with customers and other stakeholders
  • Performing periodic analysis on the activity of the branch and taking measures to improve metrics
  • Conducting market research, analysing the competition and potential threats, and identifying current and prospective sales opportunities
  • Negotiating contracts and additional documents with clients
  • Elaborating the forecast and annual budget of the department – revenues, costs and investments, monitoring monthly variations
  • Being responsible for the quality of the subordinated team’s quality of work (32 people) and for the operational flow at the level of the branch she/he leads

Professional Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in sales / traditional trade, with successful track record in food or beverages companies
  • Exceptional understanding of the traditional trade channel commercial approach, trends, and opportunities
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to ensure great cross functional team communication
  • Strategic approach with good business acumen
  • Result-orientated professional with a “can-do” attitude
  • Good competencies in negotiation, planning, organization, market research
  • Basic English

Personality Profile

  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as persuasion, communication, influential, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Hands-on, resourceful, and adaptable individual
  • Results-oriented, with excellent analytical and organizational aptitudes
  • Proactive, perseverant, and highly motivated, with the ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Self-confident, positive, with a can-do attitude

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Continuous Improvement Manager
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We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager for our client – global automotive supplier, located in Brasov area.

Main Accountabilities

  • Supporting the plant to drive Manufacturing Excellence Initiative in order to become more cost competitive, effective, and embedded the continuous improvement culture
  • Leading the Manufacturing Excellence and continuous improvement efforts at the factory in alignment with Corporate Goals
  • Deploying Corporate initiatives (Lean, TPM / TQM / Six Sigma or other excellence initiative) at site and assessing the periodic gaps
  • Generating Cost Reduction, Prioritisation, and Monitoring on site level
  • Leading Business critical projects (delivery, quality, efficiency, etc.) as assigned at plant to support organisation’s needs
  • Overseeing People development through Training & Coaching; ensuring smooth execution of operational excellence initiatives
  • Ensuring that the assessment reports, proposals, and information required are properly prepared and reported
  • Bench-marking Best Practices from other plants and deployment
  • Collaborating with other plants to maximize benefit realisation
  • Ensuring efficient use of Operational Excellence communication platforms, continuous improvement meetings, and external sources to build knowledge and cultural change within the site
  • Developing and Standardising Systems and Processes
  • Taking initiative to generate new ideas within scope of responsibility
  • Leading and working with the Lean Team and Operational managers in identifying activities and values; selecting Kaizen events and ensuring proper resourcing and preparation for those events
  • Ensuring Lean activities are linked to the business strategies and initiatives; developing a transformation plan in collaboration with the Leadership Team
  • Teaching Lean tools to all levels of the organisation (Kaizen, 5S, Standard Work, etc.)
  • Defining and mapping the company’s current product and services processes; creating a future ideal state map of product and service value streams
  • Creating and implementing a plan to turn the current state map into the future state map using Lean techniques

Professional Skills

  • University degree (Engineering/ Manufacturing specialisation or related)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of working in an Operational Excellence, Lean Six Sigma, or Continuous Improvement capacity
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in automotive industry
  • Significant experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Solid knowledge in deploying Operational Excellence to achieve scale
  • Expertise in Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing projects implementation
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Familiarity with support operations and world class customer outcomes
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team and driving it to performance, having a native leadership approach
  • Experience managing projects from planning through post-completion
  • High-level understanding of data analysis, modelling and developing performance metrics
  • Experience in an ISO certified company preferred
  • Understanding of Quality Management Systems and key quality tools
  • Fluency in English, German would be a plus

Personality Profile

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Ability to analyse, summaries, and solve complex issues related to Quality, Delivery and Efficiency
  • Planning and prioritising activities
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and communicate well at all levels
  • Uses sound judgement to evaluate and analyse information, and effectively resolve issues
  • Open to change and with proven ability to adapt to a high-pace and changing environment

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