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Global Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Global Manufacturing Technology Engineer


About the company
 Hyva Group is a leading global provider of innovative and highly efficient transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries. The company is committed to the development, production, marketing and distribution of components used in hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers. Its products are used worldwide across a range of sectors including transport, construction, mining, materials handling and environmental services providers.

Founded in 1979, the company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn in The Netherlands and operates in more than 110 countries with over 3,500 employees around the world. The Hyva Group encompasses more than 30 subsidiaries globally, with an extraordinary sales and service coverage and 14 production facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, and Italy, with more than 20,000 customers.


This position is a Global Network Lead (GNL) role for Supply Chain. You develop advanced manufacturing technology (with a strong focus on process definition and digitalization) both for hydraulics cylinders as well as new products in cooperation with R&D, Lead implementation of key projects in the regions on their request. You initiate global workshops, sharing best practices, promoting advanced manufacturing technologies, as well as aiming to improve process knowledge. You create global team with experts from each region to develop machine specification standards as well as preferred machines & vendor lists on a global level. Global network provides support knowledge and is participating in the approval of machine purchases.


Main responsibilities are:


  • Lead Manufacturing Digital Transformation vision, planning, and support to project(s) execution. This includes transitioning manufacturing to a paperless factory with real time data capture and advanced utilization of data to assist with decision making.
  • Develop advanced manufacturing technology, including process digitalization in cooperation with R&D and Regions
  • Lead implementation of key projects in the regions, and on request of the regions.
  • Initiate global workshops sharing best practices, promoting advanced manufacturing technologies, as well as aiming to improve process knowledge.
  • Create global team with experts from each region to develop machine specification standards as well as preferred machines & vendor lists on a global level.
  • Provides support knowledge and is participating in the approval of machine purchases Management, investigation, and reporting on manufacturing process technology related tasks
  • Work with the Quality organization to develop plan on how best to integrate quality into our digital systems.
  • Defines/Optimizes PDCA Manufacturing processes, ensure training & support to plants for their execution.
  • Communicate the vision within manufacturing leadership members to ensure all are properly aware of vision, status, and needs.
  • Lead coordination of efforts for advanced manufacturing Smart Factory technologies such as Machine Monitoring, Advanced reporting, and industrial Internet of Things (iIOT) technologies.
  • Work to ensure the overall business benefits will result in improvements in overall plant efficiencies, quality, and ability to align with future contract requirements.
  • Evaluate near-term and long-term costs and work with IT, finance, and manufacturing site to align cost adjustments to our systems and business models.
  • Ensure funding is aligned with strategy and efforts are coordinated to ensure schedules align. Ensure plant vision is aligned with future needs and ability to leverage technology.
  • Contribute to strategic discussions regarding existing and future manufacturing capabilities, build plans, technology gaps, and process improvement opportunities.
  • Manage safe work practices and maintain safe work environment





  • Travelling: the position requires availability to travel at our own plants and Regions for specific projects, continuous improvement, problem solving, training, best practices sharing, procurement related events.
  • Educational Level: Master degree in Engineering or a bachelor degree with experience
  • Professional Experience:
    • 5-8 years of relevant experience in Manufacturing, with a strong understanding Manufacturing improvements and Digital Transformation;
    • Direct and proven experiences in Manfuacturing excellence, cost savings, and value creation, functional analysis, specifications improvements, collaborative business development
  • Leadership Level: Leading Others
  • Network Leadership:
    • Demonstrated strong ability in pro-actively create and feed a network of peers in each region for what pertain to SC&M Processes and Performances, and gradually take its lead, though not having any reporting line with them (not straight, nor dotted)
    • Relationship builder, strong interpersonal & communication skills
    • High emotional intelligence is welcome
  • Communication:
    • Demonstrated strong ability to interact and communicate in English (written and spoken);
    • Strong ability to communicate efficiently and effectively across different levels and disciplines within the organization.
    • Demonstrated strong abilities to act as facilitator in problem solving between different sites and different cultures
  • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to use data to drive informed decision-making.
  • Strong strategic thinking and assertiveness, ability to work in a team, flexibility
  • Strong perseverance in overcoming hurdles.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Experience with IT systems is preferred
  • Demonstrated experienced in digital transformation of Manufacturing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel for data analysis and reporting, Word for contract and document management, and PowerPoint for effective communication and presentation.
  • Competencies to be successful on the job
    • Culture fit to multinational, diverse, versatile and lean organization
    • Action oriented, Self-starter
    • Agility to deal with ambiguity without micro-management from seniors
    • Self-awareness and quick reflection to development
    • Strong personal responsibility and level of ownership to achieve department & company objectives by prioritizing and leading action plan
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and external suppliers.


  • What we offer
  • We care about ecology and are truly sustainable. Not only for the environment but also for social resources.
  • We have a highly dynamic and very international work environment.
  • We have Great Place to Work certified countries!
  • We provide a competitive salary which is adjusted on an annual basis in case of good performance.
  • We work hybrid and care about your work & life balance.
  • You will find nice extras such as various company activities during the year.

  • Diversity
  • We welcome everyone regardless of origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, philosophical or political conviction, disability, etc.




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