International Operations Manager – Contract (Hanoi, Vietnam)

3form is searching for an engineering professional on the path toward operations management who is looking for an amazing international experience. This contract (18-month minimum) experience will be comparable to starting a business, pushing the boundaries of what you and your team can accomplish while supporting amazing products from 3form and two of its companies – LightArt and EFI. The position will start in Salt Lake City and, within 2-3 months, transition to Hanoi, Vietnam. If you’re someone who is hungry for new experiences, excited about building processes, driven for results, and likes to get their hands dirty working alongside the team, this will be enticing for you. This is a fantastic career enhancing-opportunity that will allow for dramatic impact, outstanding training and support, and the experience of a lifetime living overseas.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Salt Lake City (2-3 months) – Preparation and Training

  • Develop familiarity with drawings, files, and build for all standard products
  • Develop proficiency in building products lined up for initial VN launch
  • Work with key departments to build standards for buying, procuring materials, producing products, shipping via ocean freight, and tracking products running through Vietnam facility
  • Standardize drawing packages going through VN channel ensuring consistency
  • Work with team to coordinate equipment, tools, and supplies needed
  • Prepare for move to Hanoi, VN, and develop travel arrangements for belongings

Vietnam (15 months approx.) – On-site implementation and build out of Operations

  • Staff Management and Company Relations
    • Build and train to achieve daily/weekly/monthly production requirements
    • Issue payroll, hire & terminate employees as necessary, and oversee other people-related functions
    • Hold regular calls and business reviews with manager, and key stakeholders within 3form, LightArt, and EFI
    • Develop regular metrics, with manager and supporting team, to track regular progress and performance
    • Operate as US representative for 3form, LightArt, and EFI
  • Business management
    • Oversee day-to-day of manufacturing
    • Meet with new vendor prospects, validating their ability to meet quality, cost, and delivery targets consistently
    • Ensure a functional business, working with Vietnam and US associates to secure proper business and customs required documents
    • Build a functioning facility build upon clear standards with repeatable and reproducible results
    • Develop regular metrics, with manager and supporting team, to track regular progress and performance
    • Manage a budget and oversee other business-related function

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to relocate
  • 3-5 years previous Engineering and/or Manufacturing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field preferred
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Excellent conflict-resolution and decision-making abilities
  • Project Management Skills
  • Proficient in Root Case Analysis
  • Strong cultural competencies

HOUSING CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Housing will be provided in both Salt Lake City and Hanoi, VN
  • International travel will be covered

If this sounds like an excellent fit for you, please send your resume to Carly Smyly at csmyly@palladianwest.com.