AME Director - EMEA

Grundfos - Bjerringbro, Denmark / Székesfehérvár or Tatabánya, Hungary.

Can you drive change and enable improvements?

Can you drive change and enable improvements?

Take an important step with Grundfos in developing manufacturing in the EMEA region. Grundfos offer you the chance to spearhead the latest and most innovative manufacturing technologies and the opportunity to influence an area of strategic importance

As regional responsible for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME), you will be accountable for Manufacturing Engineering in the EMEA Region.

Your purpose in the position is to manage and improve plant performance and differentiation in manufacturing through manufacturing engineering capabilities and engagement. This includes integrating competitive and robust production technology and equipment and ensuring effective utilization of equipment and capabilities across the region through cross regional alignment and sharing between the three AME regional responsible. You will be a key player in ensuring a high performing culture and an attractive workplace by continuously improving using the Grundfos Production System.

Major tasks - the responsibility in the region includes

  • Identify core technologies for the region aligned with footprint and regional needs

  • Ensure short- and long-term capability, capacity and investment plan for the region

  • Participate in review and ensure execution of short-term plans

  • Enable and oversee utilization e.g. manage and update bottlenecks and a knowing max volume a current and obtainable OEE

  • Assess and review competence and implementation of standards

  • Ensure and develop processes within Manufacturing Engineering

  • Defined and develop KPIs for Manufacturing Engineering

  • Engage to proactively address issues within Manufacturing Engineering in the region

  • Contribute to global process management and fulfilment of regional/plant KPIs

  • Participate actively in a further globalization of AME e.g. by global and regional synergies, mapping and utilizing regional knowledge centres and universities

  • Contribute to technical ITV (Internal cost To Value)


Key Performance Indicators and performance is based on

  • Competitiveness of manufacturing – technologies and equipment

  • Utilization of manufacturing base

  • Successful introduction of new equipment, technologies and products

  • Cost out

  • Quality and cost of maintenance

  • Building engineering capability

  • Quality of engineering foundation (e.g. documentation, analytics approach, master data)


This position will be located in Denmark, Bjerringbro or in Hungary, Tatabanya or Szekesfehervar.

Travel activities up to approximately 20-30% must be expected.


Mindset & Personality

  • Outgoing and with a fundamental belief that collaboration in a matrix leads to better solutions

  • Entrepreneurial, agile, and holistic thinking with ideas that challenge the ordinary and the courage to bring them to life

  • Strong ability to lead and/or influence others

  • Good at organising and deploying change projects

  • Strong focus on anchoring initiatives within area of responsibilities

  • Commercial mind-set with customers’ needs firmly in mind


Your experience

Your educational background is within Engineering and you speak and write English fluently. You are experienced within Manufacturing Engineering and have the capability to develop that area (e.g. maintenance). You have Leadership experience from an equivalent role in a matrix organisation, creating commitment through social and network competencies. People leadership experience from a global setting would be a plus; however, this role is without direct reports. You possess a regional and global perspective incl. experience in working in a true matrix organisation, across borders and in a global setting; working in a multi-site operations environment. You have knowledge about introduction of new equipment, products and technologies and insights into regional needs (or customer perspective) and opportunities (or supplier base, knowledge centres).


What Grundfos offers

Grundfos offers you a versatile job in a high performing and high paced team in a global environment. You will have great impact on the substance of the position and opportunities to work across Grundfos’ global organisation in a very dynamic and exciting company and industry. Grundfos is keen on developing both your professional and personal skills, and for the right candidate this position will be a unique platform for further professional development in a global organisation.

If the job is interesting to you, please apply as soon as possible through (reference number: DK-06701) and upload your application and CV in English. For further information about the position, please call Ole Bæk, Senior Management Consultant, Mercuri Urval, +45 4070 5743.

About the company

Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. Grundfos contribute to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet.