Head of Lean Management - Vietnam

Posted 13 December 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering & Supply Chain

Job description

  • Respected, International Furniture Manufacturer 

  • Dynamic Growth & Progressive Environment 

  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  


The Company 

The company is a leading and highly esteemed furniture manufacturer with a global presence within around 130 developed and emerging markets. Boasting a sizeable team of specialist designers, innovation is central to the philosophy of the company. Drawing inspiration from fashion, technology, and textiles, the company creates award-winning concepts and trend-setting designs that resonate with loyal customers. As the company expands into SE Asia, there is a need to build a team for a new, state-of-the-art factory in Vietnam. 

The Position   

Reporting to the Factory General Manager, the Head of Lean will be responsible for the transformation and upgrading of the company’s manufacturing technology and the establishment of a lean management system. This will include responsibility for production efficiency, cost, and other improvement indicators such as human efficiency, understaffing/resourcing, cost reduction exercises, and the coordination of cross-functional factory continuous improvement programs.  

The appointed individual will be involved in establishing short- and long-term improvement maps with the value stream as the main axis whilst ensuring the equipment integrity rate meets industry standards, whilst reducing the frequency of equipment and/or safety incidents and repairs.  


The Person   

Interested candidates should have a Degree (Mechanical, Industrial, Production Engineering) with at least 5+ years of work experience in the home furnishings, home appliances, or automotive manufacturing industries. Furthermore, sound experience coordinating, managing, and reporting on factory improvement projects will be preferred whilst appropriately skilled in planning and implementing internal factory logistics (logistics path & standardization of logistics equipment). A good command of Chinese and Vietnamese language (spoken and written) is essential.