A multinational company providing automation and production solutions seeks a new General Manager for its Hungarian firm.

The General Manager is accountable for the growth, development and utilization of the workforce and facilities to provide capability needed to achieve sustainable growth. He/she will work with the management team and plant personnel to deliver the company vision and the company culture on time and on budget.


  • Ensures projects are proceeding on plan, while overseeing proper escalation of all internal open issues that threaten quality, cost, or schedule
  • Prioritizes project resourcing in accordance to technical and schedule needs
  • Assists in resolution supply chain related issues as required
  • In collaboration with Director, Engineering, ensures design activities are performed in accordance to procedure, engineering standards are used and improved through project specific mandates
  • Develops technical bench strength through skills assessment / development and cross training
  • Monitors overall performance of business in accordance to annual business plan, including financial results, operational metrics and assigned strategic objectives
  • Implements corrective action for any adverse trends or objectives at risk

Leadership requirements:

  • Identifies and builds rapport with appropriate customer counterparts, ensuring they are apprised of project status
  • Works with customers to proactively resolve issues and manage expectations, leading to high customer satisfaction and repeat business
  • Promotes positive relations between departments and with partners, customers, vendors, and distributors
  • Recommends and administers policies and procedures to enhance operations which support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Enforces policies throughout the department including Human Resources, Safety and Environmental
  • Continuously resources new innovative solutions for corporate competitiveness
  • Ensures concepts meet the company automation quality, safety and reliability standards
  • Promotes Personal Development and Safe work practices, working environment and improve department operations
  • Maintains good corporate citizen role in support of the corporate vision and confidentiality ensuring that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the company conduct code
  • Fosters the development of a culture reflective of the core values of the business

Education and experience:

  • Degree or diploma in engineering/automation technology or business
  • MBA is an asset
  • Good command of English is a must
  • 5+ years in an Operations Manager capacity in a custom automation or similar facility
  • Direct experience in automation system design, build or project management
  • Thorough understanding of project management best practices, including tools for budget, schedule, issue management as well as key performance metrics
  • Proven experience managing large multi-disciplinary teams (100+)
  • Having exposure to multiple sectors (e.g., automotive, life sciences, nuclear, consumer electronics, industrials, mining, alternative energy)

Place of work: 100 km from Budapest (West Hungary)

Should you be interested in the above position, please send us your English CV to the following address: zsofia.bujka@telkes.hu