JOB OFFERINGS Asia / Pacific Rim

Global Leader, Manufacturer and Supplier of Optical Coatings and Components is Seeking

the Managing Director / Plant Manager for its Legal Entity in Penang, Malaysia

Our client is the preferred partner and provider of innovative optical coatings and solutions.  The company focuses on selected markets such as automotive, sensors & imaging, biophotonics, space & defense, lighting & projection, and industrial applications.


The products and services offered range from optical coatings and glass processing, patterning and bonding technologies to the manufacture of complete optical subassembly and are acknowledged as being unique worldwide.



The Position and Responsibilities

We have been assigned to search and select the Managing Director / Plant Manager based at the legal entity in the Penang, MY area.  The new position holder will be leading a team of about 300 people and will be in charge of Operations, Product Management, Engineering / Customer Projects, Supply Chain, Quality and Finance / Administation. The Managing Director Malaysia will report to the CEO at HQs in Europe and is a member of the group leadership team.

The main objective is to maximize growth and profitability in order to reach ambitious goals.  You will have profit responsibilities for the site´s product portfolio.  This includes capturing growth opportunities, defining growth road maps and its implementation together with the sales teams.

In addition to the financials, main performance indicators are customer satisfaction and operation specific KPIs.  As a member of the group leadership team, you will be giving input in the deveopment, scope and priorities of the group functions Sales and Business Development.


The Qualifications and Requirements

You will meet the high expectations of our client if you have a business and/or technical degree.  You must have 15 years of professional experience, including 5 to 10 years in a leadership position at a high-tech production facility, preferably in the optical or semiconductor industry. You have proven experience in developing new customer projects, starting with early project definition to ramp up in high volume production.


Being able to communicate in Chinese and Malay is an advantage.


You are a high energy, results-driven manager with strong leadership and communication skills.  You know how to motivate teams and simultaneously manage multiple projects.  You have entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy being a member of a top-notch international team.  You understand and are at ease and effective in different cultures.


The Terms

The compensation and benefits package is industry competitive including a fixed as well as variable part which is attractive if you are a goal and performance oriented achiever.  We will be happy to discuss contract details during a face-to-face-interview.



For additional information and personal confidential assistance, please feel free to contact:


Christiane Konstroffer

Konstroffer & Partner

Personnel-Marketing Inc.

650 Warrenville Road

Suite 100

Lisle, IL 60532 - USA

Phone +1 630 577-1560



Dr. Kerstin Steiner

Konstroffer & Partner

Personalmarketing KG

Frankfurt Airport Center 1

P.O.Box 750352

D-60533 Frankfurt/Main

Tel. + 49 69 69 34 77