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Dir of Asia Manufacturing & Operations

Country : Area Hong Kong


Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Nike Smart Systems (NSS) envisions, builds, and commercializes the future of digitally enabled connected hardware products that serve athletes. We are looking for an experienced Director of Asia Manufacturing & Operations to join our team. Based in Hong Kong, you will be responsible for leading and inspiring a growing manufacturing and operations team across all aspects of consumer electronics product manufacturing. This includes supplier identification and development, new product introduction (NPI), life-cycle engineering, and end-of-life. You will interface with World Headquarters (WHQ) based Operations and Engineering teams setting and executing our Asia based sourcing and manufacturing strategy. Your core responsibilities will include developing and leading a world class manufacturing and operations team while achieving goals for time to market, cost, quality, and product availability. A successful Director of Asia Manufacturing & Operations is a strategic thinker, natural leader, motivator, and coach that can translate vision to execution for a cross-functional team.
In this role, you will be required to:
* Engage with a broad range of global business stakeholders to understand priorities, requirements, and processes to support the manufacturing, supply chain, operations, and planning for digitally enabled connected hardware products.
* Set and lead clear priorities for the team; focusing on what matters while driving cross-functional collaboration globally.
* Champion operational excellence through team goal setting and KPIs tied to Nike Inc. and NSS business and product goals.
* Manage the organizational structure and resourcing of the Asia based team; identify resource opportunities and gaps while balancing long term goals and short-term needs.
* Identify, coach, and develop engaged team members, connecting their contributions to the larger team and business goals.
* Proactively manage the professional development and career plans for those on your team.
* Envision the supply chain of the future for NSS: Identify key partners, form long-term partnerships that drive high levels of quality, delivery and margins while proactively managing risk.
* Manage multiple timelines, priorities, and teams with ease. Simultaneously, demonstrate the ability to quickly flex and pivot due to changing circumstances which present new opportunities for Nike and our business.
* Be an effective communicator who can seamlessly transition between discussing strategic vision with executives to tactical execution with the team.
* Forecast and manage year-over-year Operational Budget, including ROI efficiencies
* Be a strategic contributor to the NSS Leadership Team


* Extensive experience in high-volume Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry - 10 years minimum required, 15+ years preferred
* History of leading and developing cross functional manufacturing and operations organizations in Asia. Passionate about developing and optimizing talent through coaching and mentoring a team.
* Proven experience creating relationships and leading commercial discussions with contract manufacturers and suppliers
* Fluent in English, both spoken and written required
* Mandarin speaker preferred
* Ability to travel in South China 50% of time
* Ability to travel outside South China 10% of time
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