AWL-Techniek
AWL Automation is a growing start-up branch of AWL-Techniek in Harderwijk, The Netherlands, a leading global company in the manufacturing industry. We design and build production systems for the automotive and metalworking industries where automated (laser) welding machines play a vital role. We are an open, progressive and innovative global organization with a culture highlighted by 650 dedicated employees who put the customer first.

AWL Automation established in Mexico in 2016. We have aggressive growing goals in the Mexican market for the upcoming years. We expect to grow with the automotive and metal processing industry to fulfill their needs for automated welding machines. We are building our team to shape the future and are looking for an operations manager who can grow with the company to next levels.

What will be you role?
In this position you are responsible for the entire operational process. You translate company strategy into policy and development plans for the organization. Optimizing the organization is daily work, whereby you follow the business process and adjust where necessary for finances, planning, quality and safety together with the project teams. You ensure correct planning for the required capacity and translate the planning from a strategic to an operational level. You monitor the quality, cost and efficiency of projects and operations processes to guarantee the compliance with the planning and budget.

Your natural leadership qualities enable you to get the best out of people, to motivate staff and you are actually visibly present on the shop floor. Your good communication skills help you to develop a good relationship with our customers and you attend their needs timely. You have a critical eye for signaling bottlenecks and are able to proactively find solutions for them. You also ensure proper coordination with the mother company in the Netherlands and branch offices. This will entail regular international travel.

What do we expect from you?
  • Technically/analytically motivated manager with professional and intellectual abilities for higher management position, who has completed bachelor or master in technical/industrial engineering.
  • Solid background and work experience in the field of mechatronic engineering.
  • Knowledge of automation and bonding processes of materials such as welding.
  • You have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role within extensive projects and within a technical project-based organization, preferably in the automotive industry.
  • You have proven planning and organizational skills. You can analyze figures, understand business processes and you are capable of maintaining overview under pressure.
  • Team builder experience in leading professionals. Able to empower professionals to reach excellent performance.
  • Excellent communication skills in English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and Lean management.
  • Experience with regular contacts to (external) customers and suppliers.

What can you expect from us?
  • Working in an attractive, high performing and growing international company.
  • Challenging projects in a pleasant and informal working environment.
  • A competitive salary and other benefits.
  • Excellent training and career opportunities.

Are you our new colleague?
For more information you can contact:
  • Lucas Diaz, General Manager AWL MX, +52 1 442 281 5516


  • Location: Mexico
  • Department: Management
  • Experience level: Professional

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