Chief Industrialisation Officer

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Techniparc Grand Île, 39190, Villard-Bonnot Bâtiment Nanobio; 38610, Gières

Job purpose

We are looking for a candidate to join the team at BeFC to lead industrialisation of technologies, processes, and products

Source and nature of management provided

Staff management responsibility

The post holder will be expected to perform staff managerial duties to fulfill the role.

Career and professional development activities

BeFC encourage and support the personal and professional development of our staff. Individual development needs will be identified through a regular review process.

Special conditions

From time to time, the post holder may be asked to assist with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. This will form part of a substantive role and no additional payment for these activities should be expected.

Main duties and responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have strong previous experience in supporting a companythrough process scale up and to achieving industrialisation.

1) Ensure industrial limitations are well understood and taken into account during product specification and design

2) Lead a team of industrialisation engineers

3) Provide guidance on manufacturing feasibility and help validate technical choices

4) Ensure design for manufacture and design for cost are incorporated into strategy

5) Monitor efforts and activities across divisions to address company needs

6) Set up, schedule, and monitor industrialisation work packages (person hours, equipment budgets, etc.)

7) Define CAPEX requirements for industrialisation and provide make/buy evaluations

8) Provide technical recommendations for pilot and industrial manufacturing lines

9) Ensure scalability and oversee duplication of production lines / sites

10) Perform overall process planning, capacity planning, assembly line layout and test set-up planning considering target annual volume

11) Build the plan for tooling and other specific manufacturing equipment

12) Manage any subcontracted production if necessary

13) Ensure high reliability and low environmental impact of production processed

14) Assist in identification of new process technologies and associated validation plan

15) Contribute to a continuous improvement action plan

16) Ensure availability of tools and machines on schedule and are consistent with EGS requirements, ergonomics and quality

17) Support cost reduction and quality improvement of existing projects

18) Retrospectively apply new technologies to improve existing lines where appropriate


Essential Qualifications/ Experience/ Attributes

Graduate with engineering, scientific, management, and/or business-related background (Master’s degree or equivalent)

Minimum 5 year’s experience in a management role

Experience in project management

Knowledge in quality and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)standards

Knowledge of lean production principles, material flow optimisation and continuous improvement processes

Performs under pressure with cross-functional teams to meet deadlines


Organised and rigorous

Impeccable interpersonal communication skills

Critical thinker

Understanding of English language, both written and oral

Desirable Qualifications/ Experience/ Attributes

Minimum 10 years’ experience in relevant department of a manufacturing industry with confirmed ability to drive projects

Experience working with an ERP for bill of materials, etc.