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Job Description

Core responsibilities

  • Processing of orders - beginning from handover from sales & application department and up to the successful commissioning
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and high-quality engineering
  • Acting as a link between VPC and Global design team
  • Align technical specification and details of delivery scope with relevant departments;
  • Carry out machine design according to signed technical specification and create order BOM;
  • Clarify all technical related questions (e.g. dimension, tolerance, specification of catalog-parts)from other departments, such as procurement/supplier, manufacturing and provide solutions to problems occurred during the OTC-phase;
  • To support application for some engineering issues and make clarification for installation department on specific plant design engineering


Additional responsibilities

  • Align sourcing concept with product manager and manufacturing department, delivery scope and schedule with order management.
  • Ensure proper documentation for components
  • Ensure risk analyses are done if locally necessary
  • Ensure implementation of lessons learned in design and processes (incl. providing global product management with necessary information)
  • Actively driving the interdepartmental information exchange to ensure proper interfaces
  • Ensure succession and build-up of team leaders and experts


Professional Experience & Education

  • Bachelor degree or above in Mechanical Engineering
  • >10 years of work experience, preferably 5 years of which at managerial level with a proven people management track record
  • Know-how in paper machine engineering is a must


Specific skills & Knowledge (Ex: Language, IT skills)

  • Inventor, 3D design tools
  • The candidate should be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time, yet keeping a clear view of priorities. He/she should be articulate and self-assured in communication and coordination both internally and externally.
  • English is a must
  • Innovative thinking, open minded – thinking outside the box



Key KPI‘s:

  • VPC profitability: drive on high utilization
  • VPC market share: on-time bill of material release; effective customer support (also on site)
  • VPC reputation: accurate planning and follow-up to keep milestones


Strategic contribution of the function:

Delivering reliable and engineering providing added value to the customer. Effective support of customer and implementation of customer needs. Representing our reliable engineering to the customer & providing quick and on-time design at minimum engineering hours.


Complexity of functional requirements:

What is the complexity of the work environment?

  • Need to be able to work in very different environments, such as cultural (China/Europe) and technical (Tissue, AirSystems, Paper Machine).
  • Building up an organization/know-how and at the same time already optimizing for profitability
  • What approaches or innovative approaches are needed to solve the problem?
  • Ability to see the essential.
  • Ability to focus on customer needs while building up an organization and optimizing it
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Having a vision incorporating modern CAD tools’ capabilities, future market trends and internal OPEX activities

What are the key internal and external interfaces?

  • VPC OTO and OTC departments
  • §Customers
  • Overseas locations’ design and product management