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Meet #GenerationGarrett

Mandy Zhang

APU Manager, Integrated Supply Chain

Since joining Garrett as a manufacturing engineer in 2016, Mandy Zhang’s skills development across multiple roles has led to a senior position in the company’s Integrated Supply Chain organization. As Autonomous Production Unit (APU) manager, Mandy plays a key role in driving production and quality goals while minimising waste.

Why did you decide to join Garrett? 

“As a professional with a passion for engineering and manufacturing, I was excited by the opportunity to join such a strong automotive brand at Wuhan (China) plant,” says Mandy. “I knew from my first interview that this was a place where there would not only be opportunities for progression but that there would be a supportive culture to help me fulfil my potential.”

And so it proved to be the case, with Mandy following a development path that transitioned from a manufacturing engineer to process quality engineer and then quality system engineer. This gave her a holistic view of the manufacturing process and quality control, which led to her appointment as APU Manager.

Why are you suited to your current role?  

“I consider myself to be a strong systems thinker which, when allied to good communication skills, my teamworking ability and the support of colleagues, makes me well qualified to contribute to Garrett’s integrated supply chain capability. I like to think I bring engineering know-how, problem solving and process optimization to my current role.

“I also love the challenge that being part of a technology-driven sector brings every day – and the fact that our culture means that support is always enthusiastically given should I need information or advice. This means that as a team we are constantly refreshing our knowledge through the expertise and experiences of our colleagues.”

What would you say to people considering a career with Garrett?

“First and foremost, I would say that Garrett is a company which values and cares for its people and promotes a healthy, collaborative working environment. If Garrett were a person, I would describe them as professional, healthy, open, competitive and friendly.”

Visit Garrett’s Careers page to see how you can join the growing global team and to discover our career opportunities.