In-house PLM Principal Consultant (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for most innovative, reliable and economic hoist-equipment on utility vehicles and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our team in the Headquarters at Bergheim we are looking for a personality as In-house PLM Principal Consultant (f/m/d) - (Networked Enterprise & Smart Factory).

You are responsible for advising the development of a new technology- and competence-based product-engineering process and deriving the requirements for a new IT-system landscape. Conceptual design of the architecture of the future IT-system landscape preferably based on mobile applications and software solutions for collaborative and service-oriented practise. Definition of proof of concepts (PoCs) and pilot projects in advance of expert monitoring and technical scientific steering of the future software environment implementation. Consideration and co-creation of future work models will be an extended component of the future IT-system landscape. You will collaborate with internal stakeholders as well as with external partners.
Your goal is to ensure the knowledge transfer between the competence team and PALFINGER’s subject matter experts (SMEs) from R&D, Product Line Management & Engineering (PLM&E), Centers of Excellence (CoEs), PALFINGER Production System (PPS) as well as corporate ICT. 
Your expertise lies within a deep knowledge in company organization in consideration of communities, cooperation regarding collaboration and mobile applications, connectivity concerning Industrie 4.0 / IoT, Industrie 4.0 and following enabler technologies, highly integrated processes as to engineering, planning and documentation and finally business ecosystems, platform management and a fine grasp  of networked environments and enterprises operating along a sustainable value chain.

Your Tasks

  • Actively shape the corporate strategy together with your colleagues
  • Engagement model for the future IT- landscape and software-system design
  • Ensuring the integration of the development-relevant architecture into the life cycle or overall system architecture of the business units with special consideration of the surrounding connected IT- and production landscape
  • Push of test-, integration- and production environment considering operations for cloud-, edge-and on-premise technologies
  • Co-design of future organizational units, work design and workflows of the respective departments or communities
  • Identification & specification of  scenarios and solutions + Lead for proof of concepts (PoC) and pilot projects
  • Facilitate expertise to all process-involved employees and business translation between subject matter experts (SMEs) from various technical domains.

Your Qualification

  • Min. 10 years of working experience in consulting, industrial and/or academic environments
  • University degree graduate engineer
  • Creativity & the ability to define own goals and work interdisciplinary
  • Expertise in project & process management
  • Experience in several enterprise software-environments  and data modelling
  • Experience in social & collaborative, analytics,  design & construction-,  planning & simulation for manufacturing-, operations & production tools or applications
  • and business platforms
  • Experience in future work principles and corporate business landscapes
  • Moderation skills and  presentations up to board
  • Communication skills to all departmental levels 
  • Open, communicative and innovative, willingness to learn, self-reliant
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%
  • Excellent business English and German

We offer

  • Cooperation in an international team
  • Good-life-balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom to organize your work
  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • Career planning and development opportunities
  • Management development programs
  • Personal and professional competence
  • Opportunity to gain international experience
  • Voluntary fringe benefits provided by our company health management scheme PALfit


We offer an attractive and performance-related salary that is based on your qualifications and professional experience and can be significantly higher than the collective agreement for this position (KV minimum on the basis of full-time employment is 42.053,20 euros gross per year).

If you are interested in an exciting challenge with comprehensive development opportunities - also in an international context - we are looking forward to your application! 


Sabrina Noppenberger

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Mobile working (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket