Senior Supply Chain Excellence Manager (m/f/d)

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Date: Apr 20, 2024

Location: Hanau, DE

Company: Heraeus

Senior Supply Chain Excellence Manager (m/f/d)
Location Hanau
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality. Working with customers around the world, we shape the future and provide vital innovations in the areas of Metals & Recycling, Healthcare, Semiconductor & Electronics and Industrials. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and has a team of around 17,200 employees in 40 countries.

About our Corporate Consulting Team

As Corporate Consulting and Digitalization team at Heraeus, we know the challenges today's global manufacturing and service companies face. We work on key topics that are highly relevant for the performance of the Heraeus Group and thus create real added value side by side with our colleagues in the Operating Companies. We have deep expertise in Supply Chain Excellence (e.g., Operations, Lean Six Sigma) and Commercial Excellence (e.g., Marketing and Sales). We drive digital innovation in our Operating Companies in many different areas, such as Digital Customer Experience (e.g., eCommerce, Web, CRM, Customer Analytics), IoT (e.g., Machine Connectivity, Robotics, Automation, Metrology) and Data Science (e.g., AI, Data Engineering, Optimization). In our Consulting team, we are always in close contact with each other. Openness and trust create room for personal and professional development. GROW with us and let’s get EXCELLENT together. More information about our Corporate Consulting team can be found at


The following challenges awaits you:

  • You manage complex projects and provide consulting services in all areas of operations (for example in production, logistics, planning and maintenance).
  • Your consulting is characterized by strategically relevant projects in our operating companies, interactions with the management teams and the identification of long-term supply chain strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Your responsibilities will also include leading cross-site projects to increase profitability and productivity, as well as optimizing production processes. As part of international project teams, you will independently manage projects from conception to implementation and ensure their sustainability through regular performance evaluations.
  • You will play a key role in the Supply Chain Excellence team and ensure that the team is consistently focused on customer needs, quality and efficiency.
  • Using an entrepreneurial approach, you will actively drive the conceptual development of the Heraeus-wide Supply Chain Excellence approach.
  • Coaching employees from our operational business units will also be part of your responsibilities.


Your profile:

  • Successfully completed bachelor’s or master’s degree in field of supply chain management (SCM), engineering, economics or equivalent
  • Several years of experience (at least 4 years) in strategy consulting focused on Supply Chain, ideally in one of the top strategy consultancies
  • Profound knowledge of production and production-related areas (e.g. production planning and control)
  • A high degree of independence in the elaboration and development of new topics relevant to us, as well as a strength in actively promoting these topics within the organization.
  • Willingness to work in an evolving environment and collaborate across multiple business areas and employee groups to achieve common business objectives
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully delivering projects within defined timeline and budget
  • Fluent in English and German both in written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% internationally on a project basis, also over several weeks


What you can look forward to at our Consulting Unit:

  • Empowerment & Career Development - value-adding projects including multiple insights, high visibility and a cross-functional network enabling a future transition into a management or leadership role within the Heraeus Group
  • Top projects with high impact - You will always work on key topics that are highly relevant for the performance of the Heraeus Group and thus create real added value side by side with our colleagues in the business units.
  • Strong salary package - attractive basic salary, performance-related components & profit-sharing) and support for private pension plan
  • Hybrid working and regular time off - a combination of remote and on site working, 30 days annual leave plus up to 6 additional days off (company closures on bridge days and between years), special leave for special occasions, life phase account for paid time off (e.g. sabbatical, earlier retirement)
  • Additional benefits - on site- subsidized public transport, company medical service with comprehensive vaccinations and preventive medical check-ups, sport offers at our Heraeus Balance Point, delicious and healthy dishes in our canteen and social counseling to foster and ensure mental health

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