Head of Industrial Engineering (IE) Center of Excellence (CoE) (f/m/d)


You are an experienced Senior Industrial Engineering (IE) Manager used to work in a global production network. You understand the functionality of a process organization and are passionate about using your knowledge at PALFINGER in the area of Operations. You are familiar with IE processes and their dependencies to other processes, especially to R&D and Procurement. Your strong analytical mindset helps you to understand, evaluate and implement processes and their interrelationships holistically. You can work both conceptually and with a hands-on mentality. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills help you to easily develop relationships with others and act as a bridge-builder in a global environment.

If you find yourself here, you are just the right person to drive Industrial Engineering  processes forward.

Your responsibilities

  • Globally accountable for definition and execution of the IE strategy
  • Support the development of the global value creation strategy
  • Lead an expert team (direct and indirect reports) for all IE related processes, tools and systems
  • Administrate IE software (Alma, CAPP, ORTIM, PCM, …)
  • Transfer IE know how (e.g. creation and change of routings, standard time systems) and offer trainings to regional and local IEs plus Manufacturing Engineering CoEs
  • Develop IE audit concepts and audit the IE maturity in plants
  • Define supplier pools for investment in tangible assets together with Global Procurement and Manufacturing Engineering Center of Excellence
  • Approve regional investment plans in tangible assets (yearly budgets)
  • Set standards in factory planning (production layout planning, material flow planning, work station design / conception) and tool / system support
  • Provide project lead for international operations projects assignments

Your qualification

  • Completed master's degree in Operations Management (or comparable) or business administration / technical education with at least 5 - 10 years of relevant practical experience
  • Overarching knowledge in IE
  • Deep understanding of production systems and LEAN
  • Strategic thinking with excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • In-depth knowledge of and roll-out experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • Experience in managing (agile) international projects
  • Leadership Experience
  • Skills in communication, change management, conflict management and moderation
  • Experience as internal or external consultant is an advantage
  • High IT affinity (MS Office, collaboration tools, project and process management tools, ...)
  • Very good English and preferable good German skills
  • Willingness to travel (stays abroad of several weeks are also possible)

We offer you

  • 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

Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 49.819,70. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification.

We are looking forward to your application! Would you please e-mail it to:

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Magdalena Breckner

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Location benefits

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