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Operations Director

Posted 50 days ago
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Germany, GermanyPermanent
Sectors:SolarJob Reference: BH-6228

LSP Renewables have partnered exclusively with a leading Solar PV Tier 1 Module Manufacturer to recruit a European Operations Director. Our client has big plans for the European PV industry, and already have a presence in Germany, Spain, Italy, and Netherlands. They have a production capacity of 10GW and have been a tier module manufacturer for several years. The Operations Director will be responsible for the European business strategy, profitability, risk management, legal and contract management, operations, marketing, planning, warehouse & logistics, and local purchasing. You will play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing the manufacturing processes to ensure the production of high-quality solar PV modules. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of manufacturing operations, including production planning, quality control, supply chain management, and team leadership.
Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive manufacturing strategy aligned with the company's goals and objectives
  • Continuously evaluate and improve manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in solar PV module manufacturing
  • Create and manage production schedules to meet customer demand and inventory targets
  • Monitor production capacity, resource allocation, and workforce planning to ensure on-time delivery
  • Establish and enforce quality control standards and procedures to ensure the production of high-quality PV modules
  • Implement quality assurance programs and initiatives to reduce defects and improve product reliability
  • Collaborate with the procurement team to ensure a stable and cost-effective supply chain for raw materials and components
  • Manage inventory levels to optimize working capital and minimize production disruptions
  • Build, lead, and motivate a high-performing operations team
  • Foster a culture of safety, teamwork, and continuous improvement within the manufacturing department
  • Develop and monitor budgets for manufacturing operations, identifying opportunities to control costs and improve profitability
  • Implement cost reduction initiatives without compromising product quality
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and safety standards in all manufacturing processes
  • Promote sustainability initiatives, such as waste reduction and energy efficiency
  • Generate regular reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to manufacturing efficiency, quality, and cost
  • Analyse data to identify trends, bottlenecks, and opportunities for improvement
  • Collaborate with other departments such as engineering, R&D, sales, and customer support to drive overall company success
  • Work closely with engineering teams to implement process improvements and new product introductions


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations management, or a related field; Master's degree preferred
  • Must be able to speak Chinese and German to a high standard
  • Proven experience in manufacturing operations management, preferably in the solar PV module industry
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations and safety standards
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skill
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