Chief Operating Officer and Board Director

Location Chon Buri
Job Type Executive
Salary $130000 - 170000 per year Up to 50% bonus + Car allowance up to $10,000 per annum + Relocation support + 30 days annual leave
Contact Ajay Bhella
Call 07827 918 324
Reference 12100061/9.7

Chief Operating Officer and Board Director


  • $130,000 - $170,000 per annum
  • Up to 50% bonus
  • Car allowance up to $10,000 per annum
  • Relocation support
  • 30 days annual leave including Thai public holidays
  • Medical cover and pension
  • Golf membership to a prestigious golf course        
  • Immediate start available


Location: Thailand, Chon Buri


ATA Search is working for a $multi-million industrial manufacturing business boasting sales of over $18.5m based in Chon Buri, Thailand. Well established and identified as a market leader in their field, this company sets the standard by employee satisfaction, excellent customer service and providing a product that is unrivalled by their competition.


Having bucked the downward trend of the 2008 global crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, this business has weathered many storms and has positioned itself to grow significantly in 2024 by boasting a healthy order book.


As a result, my client is looking to recruit a dynamic, results-oriented and successful Chief Operating Officer and Board Director to implement, deploy and execute a growth strategy to increase distributor sales by over $20m over the next three years across South East Asia.


For further information on this confidential assignment, please email an up-to-date CV and contact number to



Key accountabilities – Chief Operating Officer and Board Director


  • Responsible for the commercial and operational delivery with full P&L control of a +$18.5m annual sales order intake industrial manufacturing business
  • To create, set and execute sales, operations and business strategies to support the next phase of growth
  • To set and monitor KPIs and to ensure Department Heads meet team goals
  • To review commercial performances concerning sales target vs actual, sales management, cash flow and profit
  • To create a sustainable baseline of industrial equipment sales with growing markets such as Chemical, Steel, Paper, General Engineering and many more
  • Lead and deploy a sales growth strategy by increasing the distribution network across South East Asia in countries such as Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Myanmar (Burma)
  • Overall responsibility for sales, engineering, manufacturing, production and supply chain/logistics
  • Responsible for the management and development of personnel, delivery of sales, strategic planning, managing/monitoring and implementing KPIs and business change
  • Review financial data and ensure departmental KPIs are met
  • Implement lean manufacturing techniques using Kaizen, Six Sigma and 5S methodologies
  • Budget and cost control – monitoring all costs, labour supplies and materials costs
  • Resource planning and full analysis of staffing levels, labour control and to ensure profitability within the department


Requirements – Chief Operating Officer and Board Director


  • An experienced Chief Operating Officer, Board Director, CEO, Managing Director, General Manager or Plant Director type background
  • A proven and demonstratable track record in business growth and P&L management within an industrial manufacturing arena
  • A demonstrable track record in both managing commercial and manufacturing operations
  • Experienced in managing factories where industrial engineering products are manufactured such as Rotating Equipment, Pumps, Valves, Pipes Systems, Mixers, Motors, Drives, Gearboxes, CHP (Combine Heat & Power), Industrial Boilers, Chillers, HVAC, Refrigeration, Hydraulics or any other industrial engineered product
  • A suitable engineering qualification and a track record in Lean and Continuous Improvement
  • Experienced in managing Thai engineering/manufacturing factories with international exposure
  • Written and verbal English is a prerequisite for this position


Please note, there is a six-hour time difference between the UK and Thailand so please expect some delay in responding



How to apply:

Please click “apply” or for further information or please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Search by emailing an up-to-date copy of your CV to



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