Business Unit/General Manager
MKS Instruments, Inc. - Austin, TX

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Business Unit General Manager – Controls

MKS Instruments Controls, Austin


MKS Instruments is currently seeking a General Manager for its Controls Business Unit located Austin, TX and Israel. The Control Business unit is a provider of process and tool automation equipment and software for the Semiconductor and other markets requiring advanced process control. The Controls product group designs and manufactures customized programmable automation controllers and other embedded hardware and software that interfaces with tool instrumentation and sub-systems to allow complete process automation. The Controls Business Unit employs around 100 people worldwide. Growth is expected to continue for the next several years in existing as well as new market areas. MKS is seeking a seasoned leader in place to ensure the operation is correctly sized, organized and flexible to sustain the anticipated growth along with being able to respond to market dynamics. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic leader to take charge of a MKS product group and enable growth within the key markets it serves. This position will report to the Vice President of the Analytical and Control Solutions Group.

Primary Responsibilities :
  • Direct the organization to ensure the attainment of financial and operational goals in support of the company’s overall financial and strategic objectives
  • Establish budgets, short- and long-range objectives and criteria for monitoring progress and measuring success
  • Responsible for business and commercial aspects of the Business Unit including, oversight of commercial transactions to ensure compliance with company policy and local law, leadership and approval of budget process and forecast updates
  • Administer the organization’s policies through subordinate managers and direct and coordinate activities of more than one department, such as engineering, operations, business development and applications development
  • Select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the organization
  • Interact internally and externally with executive level management, requiring negotiation of extremely critical matters
  • Provide direction to senior managers in various areas, groups, and/or operation
  • Setting and implementing the overall product line strategy-with the objective of gaining market share and margin
  • Meet with customers and strategic partners to further relationships and business opportunities
  • Meet customer expectations for product performance

  • BS degree of related experience
  • 10+ years of business management experience
  • 10+ years of experience in the area of Machine and Process Automation markets, equipment development, and product implementation – specific knowledge of Semiconductor processes preferred
  • 5+ years P & L responsibility
  • Strong leadership and communications skills; extensive experience interacting with customers and within cross-functional matrix organizations
  • Fluency in English required, other languages a plus
  • Travel approximately 10-15%

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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