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Offshore Site Development Director



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Kraków, Poland
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Markforged (NYSE: MKFG) is reinventing the $1 trillion+ worldwide manufacturing industry so that engineers can build anything they imagine while reducing environmental impact. With the market’s most robust 3D printing hardware, software and material solution, a world-class team, great customers and abundant capital, we’re well placed to continue our growth and innovation.

We are seeking an experienced VP, Offshore Site Development to establish and manage a new shared services location for Markforged. This role is crucial for collaborating with company leadership to align the offshore site with our strategic vision and operational needs, with a particular focus on the manufacturing and 3D industry sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with leadership to define the vision and criteria for the new location.
  • Site Identification: Scout and assess potential locations for the shared services center.
  • Resource Management: Lead the process of staffing and training essential personnel.
  • General Management: Serve as the general manager, overseeing all operations at the offshore site.
  • Company Alignment: Ensure that the site's activities are in line with the company's overall strategy and evolving needs.
  • Functional Areas of Oversight:
    • Information Technology (IT): Oversee IT infrastructure development and maintenance.
    • Software Development: Manage software development projects and teams.
    • Finance: Direct financial operations, including budgeting, accounting, and reporting.
    • Human Resources (HR): Supervise HR functions, including recruitment, training, and employee welfare.
    • Customer Support: Manage customer service operations to ensure high-quality support.
    • Supply Chain & Logistics: Oversee supply chain management and logistics operations.
    • Quality Assurance: Ensure product and service quality meets company and industry standards.
  • Employee Management: Maintain a focus on staff relations, retention, recruitment, and fostering a positive workplace culture.

Required Characteristics:

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Well-Rounded Experience: Proven track record in general management, preferably in an international or offshore context.
  • Independence: Ability to operate autonomously and represent the company with minimal supervision.
  • Action & Results Driven: Demonstrated effectiveness in implementing plans and achieving tangible results.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Aptitude for working in and adapting to diverse cultural environments.
  • Resilience: Ability to understand, respond to, and handle competing / changing priorities in order to meet business needs
  • Leadership: As a successful leader you will lead by example and have the abliity to foster collaborative working throughout


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Significant demonstrable managerial experience, ideally as a General Manager, COO, or VP of Operations.
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector and/or 3D industry is highly preferred.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and decision-making skills.
  • Fluent in English, with proficiency in other languages being an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in different time zones.



Why Markforged?
Help us reinvent manufacturing.
We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.
We are one team that wins together!
You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.
Perks & Benefits
For all US-based roles, we offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!
Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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