Director Digital Operation APAC & MEA
Project Management
Full Time

Electrolux is deeply committed in its 5-pillars Digital Transformation, and the digitalization of its worldwide plant footprint is the first priority for Industrial Operations. In this path towards excellence, the Global Digital Industrial Operations team is looking for a Director to boost the pace of transformation in the Industrial Operations in Asia PACific, Middle East and Africa.

This is an operations leadership position with experience with consumer durables manufacturing environment of digital supply chain and manufacturing solutions, partnering with APAC & MEA supply chain and manufacturing leaders, as well as regional and global IT to optimise our supply chain and manufacturing capabilities through digital transformation.  It is leadership role with hand-on approach where you will be responsible for thought leadership, solution directions whilst driving the need for best practices and modern solutions in line with needs of the supply chain planning, procurement, logistics and factories.

Leads both the development in coordination with the Global team, as well as the tactical execution of a multi-year digitization strategy of the operations.



•      Develop APAC&MEA digital strategies and priorities for Industrial Operations and Supply Chain by harmonizing software, hardware, connectors, and technologies
•      Drive business value proposition and solutions capable of meeting needs in a volatile and continuously changing supply chain and Industry 4.0, that includes end-to-end demand and supply network management systems, logistics solutions, manufacturing and shop-floor systems and supplier collaboration solutions.
•      Align with global and regional plans, manage geographically dispersed teams, internal and external, in delivering well-integrated solutions, whilst transitioning legacy systems to future-proof platforms
•      Program manage transformation opportunities with emphasis on end-to-end network integration, and visibility, digital factory and efficient supplier collaboration capabilities including JDA Agile Control Tower, Apriso Manufacturing Operations Management, Integrated Sourcing Systems etc
•      Identify key use cases, solution roadmaps and accompanying business cases with organization-aligned priorities for Digital Supply Chain and Digital Manufacturing systems.Understand and articulate usage of new technologies to the business such as block chain, VR/AR, AI, iOT, 3D printing etc.
•      Deals and interacts with Startups, Innovators, SMEs to scout and evaluate emerging innovative solution
•      Identify digital applications creating value add for manufacturing and supply chain by reducing costs and improving services
•      Understand business requirements and processes, engaging teams in translation into business process and systems roadmaps
•      Maintain a strong understanding of industry standards and collaborations
•      Contribute to internal Continuous Improvement initiatives
•      Assure alignment of activities and resource allocation with IT Organization

Minimum Qualification

•      Strong presentation skills
•      Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including development and delivery of presentations to C-Levels
•      Self-motivated, hands-on leader with a willingness to deliver tactical execution of strategy to deliver results
•      Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•      Strong experience in remote management & virtual collaboration
•      12+ years experience in supply chain and manufacturing operations.
•      Partnership skills with supply chain, manufacturing leaders to articulate solutions and drive business transformation
•      Working knowledge of SAP ERP platforms in the areas of End-to-End Planning, Warehouse Management, Procurement and Manufacturing
•      Possess strong digital thinking, experience in agile deliveries
•      Data driven mindset, ability to harness data & analytics to drive descriptive. predictive and prescriptive AI, to solve problems and drive new value to the business
•      Deep understanding of and thought leadership around Industry 4.0 technologies and IT vendor landscape
•      Consultative communications and program management experience
•      Good business acumen and out-of-the-box thinker.
•      Adaptive learner in new processes and complex environments
•      People leadership skills and ability to work in teams in a matrix environment
•      Quick thinker with ability to pick up and treat new information rapidly.
•      Multicultural experience


Reports to:      Giovanni Pacini, Global Digital Industrial Operations Director

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience)

•      Bachelor’s degree or above in engineering, operations management. 
•      Additional qualifications in supply chain management is a plus
•      Certified project management
•      Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with senior marketing leaders and C-level executives
•      Six Sigma qualifications with a thorough understanding of the define, measure, analyse, improve and control (DMAIC) model  


•      Fluent English is mandatory
•      Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•      Asian language in Thai or Chinese is an advantageOther
•      We strive to develop and maintain a diverse work environment and welcome all applicants to apply and qualify on equal terms.

• We strive to develop and maintain a diverse work environment and welcome all applicants to apply and qualify on equal terms.