Head of Operations (Clean Energy)

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Be part of something powerful!

Are you excited by innovative products such as power supply solutions or coils & linear drive solutions? We’ve got the perfect job for you. SFC develops, manufactures and markets highly reliable standard and semi-standard high-power platform solution for demanding requirements in laser, semi-conductor manufacturing equipment and analytical applications. Furthermore, SFC co-develops and manufactures highly complex and reliable coils & linear drives for the semi-conductor manufacturing equipment and analytical applications. SFC is operating from its R&D and manufacturing locations in Almelo, The Netherlands and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

We are looking for a/an:

Head of Operations for Clean Energy

Location: Cluj-Napoca
Entity: SFC Clean Energy SRL

The position of Head of Operations is a new addition to the SFC Clean Energy entity and an opportunity for growth in the renewable energy sector. You will manage the value chain from released products to customer deliveries for our Clean Energy Products. This includes supervising supplies, the production of prototypes, outsourcing, quality management, and sustaining activities. You lead and oversee the daily operations.

You will collaborate closely with multiple actors, both at the group level (Purchasing, R&D, Quality) and locally (Location Director, Operations Team Lead, and peer Senior Leads in Cluj) with a strive for operational excellence, achieving sales targets and implementing our group strategy.

What are your responsibilities?

• Design and implement actionable business strategies and plans that ensure alignment with short and long-term objectives of the new entity;
• Ensure yearly budget is achieved within the set KPIs;
• Prepare and create budget and CAPEX for next fiscal year for released products;
• Guide Operations for Clean Energy by QLTC targets and identify areas for improvement;
• Plan and ensure smooth production line ramp-ups and knowledge transfer from group to local level;
• Secure smooth transition from Product Development to Operations by close cooperation with the Group Operations Director;
• Secure technology transfer and process sustainability by aligning with the Group Operations Director and Product Development;
• Support the Location Director in Cluj with several site-related topics (ESG, HR activities, facility management);
• Implement strategies to raise performance and maintain growth management for team members;
• Encourage team members to share knowledge and grow personally;
• Prepare and secure internal and external audits.

What should your background look like?

• Bachelor/Master’s degree in Engineering – Technical University, Business or similar disciplines;
• (+) 3 years prior experience in a manufacturing or engineering facility, preferably with a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
• Prior background in operations and back-office management is considered an advantage;
• Strong leadership skills in managing multiple roles within a team;
• Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills to partner effectively with key partners and stakeholders, internally and externally;
• Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques;
• Strength in motivation, communication, and assertiveness, as well as change management;
• High analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with very good time and self-management;
• Strong accountability over the results and ability to work autonomously;
• Advanced skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Powerpoint) and knowledge of ERP systems (eg. SAP);
• Excellent speaking and writing skills in English (C1);
• A general driver’s license (category B);
• Willingness to travel occasionally between Cluj (main location), Almelo (The Netherlands), and Brunnthal (Germany) or to key stakeholders.

Why should you join us?

It’s an exciting time to join us. SFC Energy is a fast-growing company, part of SFC Energy AG, a listed German company (F3C), strongly driven by technological innovation. Show us how much energy you’re holding, and feel empowered to be your best. If you are a strategic thinker with excellent organizational and leadership qualities, your personal growth and development will go hand in hand with the growth of our company.

For more power: Our benefits in your new environment

• Apart from a competitive salary you will have access to a substantial benefits package that includes: Meal tickets, Private health insurance, a company car, Bonuses for special occasions/events, a Bookster subscription, and more;
• International environment, with teams from Romania, the Netherlands and Germany;
• The fulfillment of contributing directly to build a larger and better organization and put your fingerprint on the corporate culture of our company;
• Joining an open culture where our core values — Customer Focus and Passion, Sustainability and Responsibility, Fairness and Integrity, Quality and Innovation, and Diversity—have meaning;
• Technical and personal training opportunities, be it internal or external, based on your Performance and growth assignments;
• Hybrid Working options.

Apply now!

Do you think you got what it takes? Don’t hesitate and send an e-mail to Human Resources: [email protected]. We are looking forward to your application!