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Senior Director- (Plush/Soft Toys Unit)


Job ref.:

3 Nov 2023


Hong Kong




The client:

  • A market leading Toy Licensing Company

What can the client offer?

  • Ample growth opportunity to be a part of a company’s growth      trajectory.

  • A chance to work for a company with fewer layers of bureaucracy with greater recognitions

What are your responsibilities?

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive manufacturing strategy for the plush toys division, aligned with the overall company objectives.

  • Lead and manage a team responsible for plush toys manufacturing, including production planning, process optimization, and quality control.

  • Oversee the entire manufacturing process, from sourcing raw      materials to final product assembly, ensuring efficiency, quality, and on-time delivery.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product      development, design, and sourcing, to ensure seamless integration and efficient manufacturing of plush toys.

  • Implement and maintain best practices in manufacturing processes, including lean manufacturing principles, to drive operational excellence and cost efficiency.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and  manufacturers, ensuring reliable and high-quality supply chain management.

  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) related to manufacturing performance, productivity, quality, and cost.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to streamline processes, reduce waste, and enhance overall manufacturing effectiveness.

  • Stay updated on industry advancements, emerging technologies, and manufacturing trends to drive innovation and stay competitive in the plush toys manufacturing industry.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the manufacturing team, fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and excellence.

What skills/ qualification will you need?

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field is required; a Master's degree is preferred.

  • Proven track record of at least 10 years of experience in plush toys manufacturing, including significant experience in a senior leadership role within a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong knowledge of plush toys manufacturing processes, including material sourcing, production planning, assembly, and quality control.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute manufacturing strategies, drive operational excellence, and deliver results in a competitive market.

  • Excellent understanding of manufacturing principles, lean methodologies, and quality management systems.

  • Strong business acumen, analytical thinking, and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.

  • Who would be suitable for the position?

  • Candidates who can exhibit strong leadership quality. Inspiring and motivates their team members and willing to make informed decisions.

  • Someone who is very detail-oriented with excellent problem solving skills.

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