Kai Jacobsen

Profile

A self-motivated professional with over 15 years of international expertise in Automotive Tier One supplier environments, Capital Equipment Manufacturing, and Sales and Marketing. Proven track record of accomplishments in strategic planning, business development, organizational effectiveness, cost reduction programs, LCC & BCC sourcing strategies, supply chain management and advanced manufacturing techniques (Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, 5S, Six Sigma)

An effective communicator and negotiator with strong leadership, decision making and team building skills. An organized and systematic thinker, with highly developed analytical skills. Fluent in English and German.

Objective

Pursuing a challenging opportunity where my strong profile and expertise can be effectively utilized to contribute towards the growth and profitability of an organization.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2005 - Present

General Manager

MAGNA POWERTRAIN (MPT), BLAU AUTOTEC
  • Full divisional operating and financial responsibility
  • Accomplished year over year material reduction of 3.3% on purchases
  • EBIT improvement of over 300%
  • New booked business in excess of $40million annually
  • Implemented strategy to obtain foreign domestic OEM business
  • Successful implementation of take over business
  • Successful execution of plant consolidations
  • Accomplished significant improvements in Employee Opinion Survey results
  • Signing Officer of the company
Aug 2004 - Dec 2005

China Operations Director

MAGNA POWERTRAIN (MPT)
  • Responsible for the start-up of MPT's China plant
  • Responsibilities for the general operating results and financial status of the company in terms of:
    • Return on invested capital
    • Soundness of financial planning -EBIT
    • Observation, maintenance and improvement of the company's assets
    • Range of products and their acceptance and quality in relation to available markets and competitio
    • Sales policies and price structures
  • Implementation of MRP system - SAP
  • Responsible to hire local staff to support the start-up, including ongoing mentoring and coaching
  • Responsible to implement localization strategy for purchased components
  • Conceive broad corporate policies, objectives and plans for the consideration of Magna Powertrain Corporate Management team and direct the implementation and execution of those approved.
  • Appraise operating and financial results through review of forecast, budgets and financial statements
  • Ensure that an adequate succession plan is in place, considering the redeployment of EXPAT resources
  • Legal representative of the company and Signing Officer

Education

Education
Jan 1996 - Jun 1997

Master of Science equivalent

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ILMENAU,
Sep 1989 - Dec 1993

Diplom-Ingenieur (Maschinenbau)

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
  • Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering
  • Special field of studies: Manufacturing engineering with emphasis on plastics processing
  • Graduated top of class