Head of Competence Centre Mechanical manufacturing


MasterSearch are currently working with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensor technology and measurement instruments, with more than 30 subsidiaries globally who focus on developing intelligent factory and process automation solutions.

My client is looking for a customer focused, entrepreneurial thinking Head of Competence Centre Mechanical manufacturing to build a new team from scratch.

Reporting line – Chief Operating Officer

Main responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train and develop a new team in this location
  • Management and organisation of the CNC competence centre and the CNC production network of the wider group
  • Implementation of companies CNC strategy
  • Strategic and operational development of the CNC locations
  • Introduction of new production technologies from an economic point of view
  • Increase efficiency by optimising processes and manufacturing processes
  • Ensuring a steady and optimal machine utilization
  • Continuous implementation of LEAN management activities
  • Planning and controlling the personnel and material cost development of the CNC locations
  • Responsible for “Make or buy” decisions
  • Ensuring economic operating results


  • Successful completed studies in Mechanical Engineering or similar is preferred
  • Successful training in LEAN Management
  • Several years’ of professional experience in the field of machining production
  • Proven management experience
  • Ideally, experience in the field of order-related production with small and medium series as well as automotive and/or automation
  • Expert in manufacturing technologies
  • Strong knowledge of CNC programming
  • Sound knowledge of production processes
  • Experience in shop floor management


Fluent in German and English

Please send your application to Rhys Masterson on: rmasterson@mastersearch.co.uk or call +44 207 101 9623

Thank you for considering this opportunity. We endeavour to respond to all applications, on some occasions this is not possible due to the volume, in this situation we will keep your profile and contact you should a suitable role come available.

  • Location: Lake of Constance area
  • Salary: 100,000€
  • Industry: Industrial Automation

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