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Head of Operations Russia 1442 views29 applications

Key Result Areas (output of the position)

Operations Strategy and Standards

  • Develop and “maintain” an Operations Strategy Russia
  • Masters best practice sharing across all Operational Units
  • He/she is with his/her team an essential support function for the  manufacturing sites with main focus on assuring best in class manufacturing processes and industry leading manufacturing cost structures.
  • Structure, plan and prioritize global Operations project execution based upon intended re-sults/impact, ease of execution and availability of resources jointly with the local site managers
  • Monitor, measure and report Operations KPI’s in regards of the results and sustainability.
  • Ensure over all compliance with all regulatory and company related regulations (tax, statutory, health and safety, environmental)
  • Constantly review and improve Russian Manufacturing Footprint
  • Expansion of production
  • Preparation for localization and localization of production
  • Environmental protection, H&S
  • Maintenance of equipment and infrastructure in working order
  • Product quality control
  • Exchange of experiences with other group entities

Continuous improvement

  • Closely collaborate with Operational Excellence roadmaps, execute continuous improvement initiatives resulting into continuous operational effectiveness and efficiency across the global manufacturing footprint
  • Drive continuous improvement projects jointly with local site heads
  • Reports the continuous improvement efforts regularly to the Russia Management team and the organization


  • Lead and staff the local Operations Team
  • Responsible for the performance and development of the Operations Team and Individuals
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team

Candidate Profile

  • Summary: experienced Operations leader with background in Thermal Spray or comparable industry combining Business acumen with strong technological background and multicultural competence
  • University degree (natural science, engineering, powder metallurgy), preference is given to graduates of Moscow State Technical University «BMSTU»
  • Operational Excellence Background (as an advantage)
  • Proven track record in Manufacturing in a technical environment (more than 4 years)
  • Operations strategy development experience in Russia
  • Strategic, analytical and conceptual strengths
  • Very strong leadership competence with a proven track record in managing an Operations Or-ganization
  • Dedicated, convincing personality with the ability to establish effective working relationships with different personalities independent of formal structures
  • Very strong negotiation and communication skills, integrator with the ability to engage others
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind-set with experience in international and cross-cultural busi-ness environment
  • Languages: Russian and fluent in English
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