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Senior Manager, Pre-Production (BB)

City:  Bangkok
Country/Region:  TH
Application Deadline:  December 2022

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     Pandora’s BB factory produces the majority of Pandora’s plated jewellery. Throughout 2021 the capacity and output of the plant has increased by more than 50% and this exciting expansion journey will continue in the years to come.

     In this exciting role, being responsible for Facility Management, Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and general services of our plant, you are expected to share your motivation and enthusiasm to create a positive team climate and a high-performance culture.


Main purpose of the role:

     Strategic results: Drive strategic & tactical decisions for Pre-Production and align resources to deliver key functional objectives in alignment with Drop Planning plan and PPT strategic goals

     Best-in-class: Develop, oversee and drive continous improvement to become the most progressive, best-in-class, results-driven and capable Pre-Production function in the Jewelry industry
     Customer centricity: Strive to deliver the best of PANDORA, continuously improve Pre-Production for timely delivery of new products that capture market trends
     Financial results: Drive to reduce new product development cost in line with budget, increase speed to market and ensure high new production quality
     Collaborative: Openly engage relevant stakeholders within and across functions to deliver results. Take accountability and ensure effective collaboration with all shared services functions.
     People: Inspire teams to be proactive and change agents with owner mentality
     Inspirational leadership: Build a diverse and trust-based leadership team, manned with ideal team players who works as a true team across sub-functions. Embody strong culture of collaboration



  • Oversee creation of samples as required for Selection Workshop/ Product Trade Review, sell-in, etc. based on design brief and CAD design
  • Measure standard time and verify BOM accuracy for material planning
  • Develop and optimize new DV production process, routing and tooling for mass production
  • Handover 'mass production-ready' process to Production
  • Collaborate with PEx and Quality to improve process and uplift quality
  • Perform last minute capacity reallocation due to unexpected disruptions/ delays
  • Oversee creation of 'Refreshed Design' samples for Selection Workshop/ Product Trade Review and all sell-in, green-tag and marketing samples based on design brief and CAD design
  • Ensure on-time delivery of pre-production samples and seamless handover of 'mass production-ready' process to Production
  • Manage development of process, routing and tooling for mass production
  • Improve and optimize production process for new products developed
  • Decide on sprue design/ changes required based on testing
  • Test and ensure Product Master quality
  • Provide feedback and recommend changes to Product Master required for mass production
  • Ensure master data is captured and shared with GBU Relations team while maintaining BOM, standard time accuracy
  • Oversee handover of 'mass production-ready' process to Production
  • Work closely in collaboration with PEx and Quality to incorporate mass production learnings in process development



  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering, Business Management or related field
  • Experience 7 year or above in manufacturing related to Manufacturing work OR
  • Experience 5 year or above in management level;
    • Dynamic environment of production requires attention and close monitor
    • Pre-Production Manager is supposed to visit shop floor on daily basis to meet up with team, visualize situation, communicate directly to targeted workgroups
    • Fluctuation of product complexity requires different manpower and multi skillsets of craftmen. Pre-Production needs to manage available resources to cope with that
    • Problem solving and decision making under limited timeframe and resources
  • Good computer skill MS Office, AX System and other ERP
  • Good command in English
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Preferred Competencies;
    • Performance management and evaluation
    • Knowledge of the various type of jewellery products
    • Communication proficiency
    • Problem solving and decision making of key importance relation to merger and   acquisition of data, process, knowledge to Production
    • Negotiation skill
    • Shop floor management
    • Knowledge to OSHE, ISO and other quality assurance system
    • management and communications skills
    • Ability of coaching skill to successor
    • Understanding of costing and budget.