Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

Associate Director Manufacturing Excellence - China (m/f/d)

Full Time
Shanghai, China
Experienced Professional
June 06, 2024
About Mutares

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), as a listed private equity holding company, acquires medium-sized companies in special situations, based in China, which show significant operational improvement potential and are sold again after undergoing a repositioning and stabilization process. Mutares actively support its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The focus is on companies with revenues of EUR 100 million to EUR 750 million from the following segments: Automotive & Mobility, Engineering & Technology, Goods & Services and Retail & Food. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record in Manufacturing Excellence and Lean Management with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across China.

Your Tasks
  • Support of our portfolio companies with the focus on operational improvements in direct and indirect technical areas
  • Analysis of the status quo plus definition and quantification of EBITDA improvement levers
  • Development of Manufacturing Excellence road maps and realization of substantial EBITDA improvements
  • Multiplication of manufacturing excellence knowledge both projects related or via our MUX Academy program
  • Lead task force programs for rapid improvements of critical business situations
  • Taking on various interim mandates for individual projects
Your Profile
  • At least 7 years of international experience in a Manufacturing Excellence role in industry or consulting, with 2 years of experience in consulting being a prerequisite
  • Completed university degree, preferably mechanical/industrial engineering or equal education with advanced business knowledge
  • High level of education and experience in the field of manufacturing (Lean Management, Toyota Production System, Six Sigma, WCM, etc.)
  • Proficiency in financial analysis and management accounting, including P&L analysis, to identify and prioritize necessary improvement measures
  • Willingness to travel 4 days per week within China (typ. Mo-Thu)
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English, both written and spoken
    (another European language is a plus)
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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