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

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: Hanau, HE, DE, 63450

Company: Heraeus

Operational / 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 environment, electronics, health, and industrial applications. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and has a team of around 16,200 employees in 40 countries.

About our Consulting Team

As corporate consulting team at Heraeus, we know the challenges today's global manufacturing and service companies face. We work together closely and passionately with our colleagues in the business units on a wide range of business-relevant topics: From commercial, operational and supply chain excellence to digitalization of all functional areas. For this, we have deep expertise in IIoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Data Science and Customer Experience. To our internal and external customers, we offer content expertise, lead transformational projects and challenge the status quo.


The following challenges await you:

  • You provide consulting services in the areas of production, logistics, controlling, purchasing and maintenance and take over a central role in the Supply Chain Excellence team and ensure that the team is consistently focused on customer needs, quality, and efficiency.
  • With entrepreneurial spirit you will actively drive forward the conceptual development of the Heraeus-wide Supply Chain Excellence approach.
  • You carry out cross-site projects to increase profitability and productivity and optimize production, using tools such as lean six sigma and Advanced Supply Chain Planning.
  • Within the framework of the international project teams, you will independently manage projects from conception to implementation and ensure sustainability by regular performance reviews.
  • The coaching of our employees from the operational business units will also be a part of your area of responsibility.

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed technical or scientific studies with an appropriate focus
  • Several years of professional experience in an operations environment or consulting and competence in the optimization of operational areas (e.g. production, maintenance, quality or planning) as well as project management
  • Technical-based knowledge in the areas of Lean Six Sigma (certified green- or black-belt qualification is a plus) and supply chain management, especially with experience in production and production-related areas 
  • Self-confident in dealing with workers council, different levels of management and coaching teams 
  • Good German and English speaking and writing skills as well as secure handling of Office 365 applications
  • Travel share approximately 50% and more - willingness to be deployed internationally for several months on business projects


What we offer:
Strong salary package - attractive basic salary plus variable profit-sharing (up to 150% target achievement possible) and support for private pension plan
Modern working time arrangements - time sovereignty without time recording, focus on results-oriented work 
Regular time off - 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 - subsidized public transport, discounts in many (online) stores, company medical service with comprehensive preventive medical check-ups, sports facilities and employee canteen with freshly prepared meals every day
Sustainability and social commitment - sustainability as part of the corporate strategy and targeted support for initiatives in the areas of education, family and science through our own foundations