Sensata Technologies, Inc. Capacity Manager in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Product Management Team (PMT) of the Performance Sensing business in Bulgaria is responsible for development of the production processes and for the overall operational management of the business. This includes defining the manufacturing strategy, capacity planning, financial forecasting, new product development, product change management and achieving financial and operational goals. The Capacity Manager is focusing on strategic planning related to existing and future capacity requirements for the worldwide business in High Temperature Sensors (HTS). The function is located in the business center in Sofia with frequent travel to the production location in Botevgrad. The Capacity Manager reports to the Director PMT HTS Product Family, based in Hengelo, The Netherlands.


Most important tasks and responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning related to existing and future capacity requirements:

  • Internal capacity modeling development & management with the operations team

  • Buffer analysis driving to capacity related capital projects

  • Manage and update the chosen capacity model as overall communication tool

  • Lead utilization of capacity modeling tool given the inherent complexities of HTS products produced in Botevgrad and develop this to a global model

  • Support GNPD and Make Site decisions given growth, mix shifts, and capabilities

  • Verify & reply to customer capacity commitment requests

  • Program management for capacity expansion:

  • Integrated Move Process (IMP) or Change Management (CM) leadership for key capacity expansions

  • Alignment with the quality organizations to ensure customer approvals in time to utilize capacity

  • Assessment of asset location/movement between Make locations to drive best utilization

  • Development & execution of initiatives to drive improved operational efficiency and cost structure associated with installed capacity:

  • Includes OEE, cost of capital, and other traditional operational considerations

  • Includes link to GNPD teams and awareness on how design/process decisions effect capital, flexibility (and cost of), and overall fit to the process


Educational requirements:

  • Master degree in supply chain management or business administration with technical skills and >4-5 years working experience.

  • Bachelor degree in supply chain management or business administration with technical skills and >7-9 years working experience.

Additional requirements:

  • Supply Chain Management skills and experience

  • Project management skills and experience to lead multidisciplinary global teams

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbally, in English language.

  • Able to build and sustain relationships and influence others in an international context.

  • Good knowledge of Operational Management on capacity management, production planning, basic logistics and process engineering.

  • Good understanding of (automotive) quality systems and control.

  • Good social skills to initiate and drive activities in various production sites in other countries.

  • Able to effectively interact with customers.

  • Pro-active attitude and clearly capable of setting priorities.

  • Decisive attitude.

  • Knowledge of MS-Office software (MS-Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook) with preferred experience to use of macros and working with relationship databases

  • Prepared to travel on a regular basis inside Bulgaria and on an occasional basis internationally.


Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

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