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Short Bio - paulo's Profile

Executive 79546

paulo's Profile

iCEO #79546

Position: COO/Managing Director

Nationality: Portugal


Award-winning EUROPEAN DIVISION OPERATIONS DIRECTOR with extensive experience leading and optimizing multi-million-dollar business

Major Achievements

• Slashed Manufacturing Costs by 9% (in 2018) and 15% (in 2019), generating a global saving of $ 39.5 million in this period in the items (MOI, OHD, MD, CMP), with the implementation of improvement programs continuous and Kaizen Dura 2.0, Operational Excellence and World Class Manufacturing principles in entire the European Division, the best performing division Worldwide; • Streamlined the DOH Pull System programs, which allowed a stock reduction over 15% ($ 59 million), with a direct impact on cash flows and liquidity, using the Lean tools, Pull System Lead Time ABC analysis, Vendor managed inventory, Heijunka JIT and Kanban; in 2019 • Led the entire Greenfield project to design and build from scratch a new factory in North Macedonia, with an area of 18,000 m2 and 340 employees, having planned recruited and streamlined the different cross Functional operational teams in just 16 months (6 months before the expected date), in 2018/9 • Developed and deployed LSM- lean manufacturing program at DURA Portuguese facilities, which allowed the Portuguese units to be 1st factory in Europe to achieve the Lean `A` Diamond award Level in 2015; • Successfully led the Plant to win the Dura Automotive Global award’s “Best Performing Plant – at Dura’s Automotive Global” awards, which rewards the best Site Worldwide in terms of KPI’s and BSC, in the years of 2013, 2014 and 2015;

Industry Sector Competencies


Professional Objectives

Function: VP operations , Managing director , country Manager
Sector: Industrial
Interim Manager: No
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time, part time
Prefered Locations: EMEA

Additional Professional Interests

Operational coaching on demand
Non executive director assignments
Personal financial investment:150-350K USD

Countries Covered

Czech Republic

Operational Competencies

Geographical expansion (Expert)
Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)
Close down or sell off (Expert)



Home Country



Full time
Part time


master - management


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Management Experience

More than 15 years

Company Size


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Professional Matching

a timely professional matching process to identify and present the right international executives with relevant local expertise amongst our interim managers, executives, and executive investors.

Fast Selection

a unique cross-border reactivity with a first selection of international executives submitted to our clients in less than 10 days through an executive search amongst our executives and interim managers.

Contractual Flexibility

for any executive recruitment, the clients have the flexibility either to sign a few months interim management agreement or to hire directly our vetted executives for a permanent position.

Competitive Fees

100% success fees based on executive recruitment closing. A fixed recruitment fee specific by region and unique for any salary. No retained fees. No exclusivity.