Plant Manager (m/f/d)

Continental - Mako, Hungary

A challenging Leadership Role with a strong growing Global Automotive Market Leader.

A challenging Leadership Role with a strong growing Global Automotive Market Leader.

The mission of the position is to achieve operations unit goals in terms of quality, cost, assets and delivery based on approved budget.


Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Derive the operations unit strategy from higher level strategic targets in order to ensure the expectations of the customer and the profit of the company
  • Improve operations unit cost structure (fix and variable)
  • Ensure compliance with legal regulations (e.g. working hours, environment protection) and internal rules and procedures
  • Implement efficient organization structures, procedures and processes according to company standards
  • Ensure high performance production processes and supply chain processes with respect to KPIs
  • Ensure balancing between short-term customer requirements and unplanned occurrences within the operations unit in order to obtain the optimal load and achieve the maximum customer satisfaction (on-time deliveries)
  • Ensure manufacturability of products within the defined responsibilities on the basis of authorized budgets within the constraints of quality, quantity, delivering and cost goals
  • Supervise, support and control ramp-up and ramp-down projects within operations unit
  • Ensure quality of components, processes and products in order to fulfil internal and customer targets
  • Promote implementation of quality standards and processes
  • Ensure environment protection, operational safety and the enforcement of the company´s values
  • Ensure definition and implementation of the entire human resource planning of internal and external employee capacity and qualification for the operations unit and definition of work, working hours and remuneration models
  • Cooperate trustfully with the works council


Your profile

  • University degree, preferably in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, business administration or related discipline
  • 5 or more years of professional experience in manufacturing, preferably in rubber and plastic manufacturing
  • 3 or more years of strategic and business planning experience, cross functional experience in different functional areas
  • 3 or more years in a leadership position, preferably in operational units with functional or disciplinary responsibility for other individuals
  • Quality experience and knowledge either through work experience in the functional area quality (min. 2 years) or work experience as Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing Coach (min. 2 years) or a combination of defined quality certifications (incl. practical experience)
  • Comprehensive experience in production processes as well as in the area of lean production/CBS
  • Experience in working with international teams and understanding different foreign cultures
  • Native Hungarian, fluent in English, German knowledge is an advantage but not a must


Our offer

  • We offer a challenging international Leadership Role with a strong growing Global Automotive Market Leader
  • Excellent, respectful and fair company culture
  • Possibility to let your ideas shape the future of the company and have a direct impact on the companies’ success, high strategic responsibility
  • Excellent national and international career opportunities
  • Very good infrastructure, state of the art working tools, innovative products
  • Attractive package: basic salary with a bonus system, laptop, company car, mobile phone.



If you are interested in this challenging position, please click on the “Apply” button to submit your motivation letter and CV. We guarantee all applicants strict confidentiality.

Das Unternehmen

Continental is an International Global Automotive Supplier, its headquarters located in Europe, with more than 50.000 employees and several billions revenue. The company is global market leader in almost every of its Divisions. All automotive OEM, Tier1-supplier and also the bus & truck industry all over the world are customers. The products of Continental are well known all over the world and provide the users with safety, more comfort, quality, less consumption and support to protect the environment. In Hungary the company employs several hundred people on different locations.