Ho Chi Minh City is the economic capital of Vietnam which was formerly known as Saigon. It is one of the most advanced modern cities of the country which is developing rapidly because of its flourishing local labour market and the ample opportunities which are available for the expatriates. Local and international investors are now focusing on investing within the industrial zone of the city. Therefore, it is becoming a new centre for start-ups which has had the benefit of creating employment for the locals.
The popular industries where jobs are available are in transport, tourism, education and communications. Furthermore, the Department of Industry and Trade is also focusing to strengthen the four key industries under their stimulus package which includes the information technology, mechanics, chemical rubber and food processing. Listed below are some of the more popular employers within Ho Chi Minh City and they are credited with job creating for Expats and locals and the companies are: TGM, VinaLand, Wee Digital, Reeder Advertising, Liquid Global, Flyfood and Clevie Co Ltd.
Popular Areas in Ho Chi Minh City
Weather and Climate in Ho Chi Minh City
The climatic condition of Ho Chi Minh City is equatorial and has a stable and high temperature throughout the year. The average time the sun shines from Jan to April is close to 9 hours and the average humidity in the city remains between 75 and 79.5 percent with average temperature of 27 degree Celsius annually, of which the highest temperature month is in April with 30 degree and the lowest is December with 26 degree. The rainfall in the city on average is 1934mm and the city experienced 159 rainy days last year.
Ho Chi Minh City actually has two seasons which is the rainy seasons which starts in May and ends in November and the rain usually occurs in evening and afternoon. The dry season weather for the city starts in December and ends in April and the city experiences no winter season.
Getting Around in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City offers you ample transport opportunities to explore the prime attractions of the city. It has the second busiest airport in the country and the local transportation is provided by bus services, taxi services and also by hired cabs. Cyclo are the most preferred way for tourists to get around the city. Cyclo is a three wheeled transportation system which you will need to pedal down to move it and to get around the city.
Ho Chi Minh City also offers motorcycle taxis which can weave in and out of the local traffic. Taxi services are also available and are easy to locate as they are found parked in front of restaurants, hotels, landmarks. Taxis are a better choice when you are new to the city. The bus services in Ho Chi Minh City cover over 100 routes and all buses are comfortable and air conditioned and they can be recognized easily with their white and green exteriors.
Work Visa in Ho Chi Minh City
In order to enter Ho Chi Minh City and work there you are required to apply and secure a work permit. But if you belong to another country in the Asian Pacific region you can get free entry to Ho Chi Minh City for 15 to 30 days. To work for an extended period you will need to apply for a visa and we have listed several of the different types below
If you are intending to stay and work for more than 3 months you will need to apply for work permit which will be issued by Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and it is valid for three years.
Eligibility for Visa or Work Permit Includes:
• Ensure 100% on-time delivery. • Establish build readiness. • Maintain efficiency of capacity and customer sizing. • Maintain accurate revenue forecasting. • Maintain material control and liability. • Develop Master Production Schedule (MPS) and load into Jabil’s ERP system, including Purchase Order (PO) coverage. • Reconcile the MPS to customer PO coverage weekly to ensure that Jabil is not exposed over and above customer PO coverage or other authorized customer demand. • Ensure the MPS is always 100% accurate and achievable. • Achieve and maintain 95% MPS goal. • Own production planning, BOM and document control with or without additional support. • Analyze material and capacity requirements and communicate constraints to the Workcell and customer based on accurate customer demand. • Maintain the workcell’s capacity planning model; drive resolution on uneven capacity utilization that keeps Jabil focused on the customer but efficiently utilizing manufacturing resources. • Meet daily with the Workcell and manufacturing team to assess production schedules, (adjust as necessary based on production results) optimize run quantities, and minimize changeovers to help achieve 100% on time delivery. • Maintain the customers’ latest contract on file at all times and be familiar with the terms and conditions of the contract regarding customer liability of material planning and production scheduling. This includes the liability window for Jabil material purchase order placement, purchase price for components, and liability for any in-house materials (purchased and manufactured). • Be the workcell’s “expert” on all planning activities by supporting the Production Planner goal of never starting to build product without having a valid PO, adequate material quantities, and accurate BOM and an accurate routing. • Lead the Workcell on the creation of Bills of Material (BOMs) and routings that allows accurate tracking of WIP assemblies and accurate inventory movement transactions. • End-of Life (EOL) management should include chairing a meeting 30 days prior to the last planned build date to create tactics to support the EOL strategy. The Master Planner would own the build schedule, corrections and resolution of MPS to customer demand, planned tactics on deadlines for assemblies out of the various work areas on the floor, deadline for last shipment, and support plan for potential RMAs. • Manage Jabil purge process for internal Workcell purges. • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor. • Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.JOB REQUIREMENTS
At least 5 years of planning experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred. APICS certification and Supervisor experience also preferred. Thorough knowledge of MRP, lead times for specific component types, internal run rates, test development lead times, machine programming lead times and complete understanding of the chronological sequence of events that must occur in order to build a product.
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