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Chief Operation officer

Full-time at VVR INTERNATIONAL in Dezhou


We are currently searching for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to work in a factory located in Dezhou in China.

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Under the supervision of the CEO, she/he will carry out the following missions:

 Operation management
- With the principle of coordinating with CEO's development strategy, manage all operational matters in the factory.
- Set up the whole operation system, including production, quality, R&D, purchase and logistic, form work process flow, set KPI measurement rules, ensure that the operation system runs smoothly and efficiently.
- Monitor the production plan execution to ensure production efficiency and meet the production targets.
- Lead the team to optimize the working process and procedures to improve efficiency and quality.
- Ensure that the team follows all policies and disciplines and make sure the working environment is safe and comfortable.
- Ensure equipment installation and maintenance for the plant normal operation.

 Quality management
- With the assistance of the quality manager, implement a quality management system and tools to meet the group and its customers' requirement.

 Technical management
- Coordinate actions between the Chinese factory and the Group design department regarding product development and improvement.

 Ensure the operation in compliance with the Group policies
- Prepare for the internal audits, making sure all activities are all in compliance with the Group policies.
- Prepare for external audits by the third parties, i.e. quality, environment, safety audits.
- Prepare for customers audits to ensure that the customers understand and find confidence in our operation activities.
- Make sure all operations are in alignment with EHS regulations.

 People culture and development
- Build up positive management, focus on problem solving and prevention and people friendly culture.
- Encourage people growth and development.

 Management of Finance and HR, IT
- With the assistance of the finance department, carry out product cost analysis, capital expenditure and operational expenditure budgeting and cost control.
- Guide and monitor HR operation to ensure that the related policies are in place and implemented accordingly.
- Oversee the IT service to ensure the IT facilities are operating properly (potential ERP set-up to be monitored).

Expected profile
- Engineering degree (master or above), mechanical or related major, MBA is a plus.
- More than 7 years of working experience, including several years in China.
- At least 3 years in a factory management position.
- Experience in Western companies.
- Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budget, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources).
- Proven experience on cost control, production and quality management.
- Experience in product development/industrialization and project management.
- Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills.
- Good communication skills both in English and Chinese, French would be a plus.
- Highly commited and reliable.
This job is to be provided immediately.

About the company
The company is a Chinese sports equipment factory with R&D, production and sales of sport facilities which belongs to a Western listed group.
140 employees work for this company: 130 on the job location in Dezhou. COO will manager 110 employees and should report directly to the CEO.

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter in English (both in pdf) to Jean-Baptiste Blanc by email at with the position reference ref FRCN605-2017-01

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