Head of Technical Support & Operations Development


MAN Energy Solutions




- In a leader for leaders role ensure production capability, -capacity, -strategies and -methods in a 24/7 semi-automated production environment with reporting line to Vice President, Production & Logistics

MAN Energy Solutions – owned by Volkswagen Group – enables its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future. Addressing tomorrow’s challenges within the marine, energy and industrial sectors, we improve efficiency and performance at a systemic level. Leading the way in advanced engineering for more than 250 years, we provide a unique portfolio of technologies. Headquartered in Germany, MAN Energy Solutions employs some 14,000 people at over 120 sites globally. Our after-sales brand, MAN PrimeServ, offers a vast network of service centres to our customers all over the world.

We’re approx. 2,100 employees in Denmark, of which 1,400 colleagues are located at the Danish headquarters next to the water in the area of Sydhavn (South Harbor) in Copenhagen. You’ll find our R&D center here, full of top-class technical capabilities for the development of innovative engines for ships and power plants across the globe. In the field of two-stroke engines, we’re the world’s leading knowledge center by far. We also have our largest after-sales service center (PrimeServ) here in Copenhagen, as well as our large IT department and a wide range of staff functions.


To deliver on the 5-year strategy plan for Production and to ensure production capability, -capacity, -strategies and -methods in a 24/7 automatic Lean based production environment MAN Energy Solutions is seeking a high caliber Head of Technical Support & Operations Development. The production site in Sydhavn – one of the biggest machinery factories in Denmark – counts 275 in the Production Function. These are split into around 185 in the Factory, 60 in Warehouse & Logistics and 30 in the Technical Support & Operations Development Department you will lead.


Based on the 5-year strategy plan for production the aim is to increase competitiveness and reduce cost by increasing the factory output by 20% to 300.000 machining hours per year. In addition to safety, prioritized drivers for realizing the production targets are 1) quality, 2) delivery and 3) cost. Concerning product and technology leadership overall strategy is to be a nesting box for innovation of products with high manufacturing complexity that lead to high engine performance in collaboration with R&D and interfaces to Engineering, Sales and After Sales. Concerning operations management overall strategy is to perform at a high level in terms of productivity over an extended period of time without compromising product quality and reproducibility, and sustainable processing.


The position
As Head of Technical Support & Operations Development you are overall leader for 3 teams: 

The position reports to Vice President, Head of Production & Logistics and you will also be part of the management team. You will work closely with stakeholders as IT, Controlling, Procurement, R&D and engineering, Production, Warehouse, Production Planning, external suppliers etc. In the position you will short and long term be overall responsible for:

Location of the position is the Danish headquarters in Sydhavn where the two-stroke engine factory is also located. Travel activity estimated to max 20 days a year.


The ideal candidate
As the ideal candidate you possess the following experience and qualifications:

Regarding personality you first of all have strong leadership skills and know what it takes to be leader for leaders or being ready to take that step. You are a great motivator with second to none people- and communication skills. You have a strategic mindset, strong analytical abilities and a structured, result oriented and reliable personality supporting you in delivering on the execution of Production. With many stakeholders you are able to cooperate across organizational and cultural boundaries in a global organization.

MAN Energy Solutions Offers
A Head of Technical Support & Operations Development position with top management exposure and where you will be responsible for ensure production capability, -capacity, -strategies and -methods. The 24/7 automatic production environment – one of the biggest machinery factories in Denmark – based on Lean principles is complex and fascinating. With a big investment budget, focus in the coming years will be to further develop the production environment with automation and robotics to a big extent. Being a leader for leaders will allow you to work with people management on a higher level and with an even more strategic approach to manufacturing.


The compensation and benefits package will be on an attractive level and will besides a fixed salary include bonus opportunity, pension and critical illness insurance with access to physiotherapy etc. The work environment is informal with a good atmosphere, great canteen and great flexibility so your work and home life can fit together.


Interested in the position?
Focus Recruitment supports MAN Energy Solutions with the search process. If you find interest in the position or have questions, please contact Partner at Focus Recruitment, Steffen Marstrand, sma@focus-recruitment.dk / 5051 9215.

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