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Trainee Supply Chain & Value Stream Management / International Graduate Program*

Datum: 30.03.2021

Standort: Grünenplan, DE

Unternehmen: SCHOTT AG

International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • more than 15,500 employees in 34 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Trainee Supply Chain & Value Stream Management / International Graduate Program*


Our Business Unit Home Tech with its unique and innovative solutions made of glass ceramic and borosilicate glass, is a leading global supplier in the home appliance industry and many others. CERAN® glass-ceramic panels for cooktops are one of SCHOTT’s great success stories. But glass-ceramic cooking surfaces are only one of our many brands in our portfolio. Numerous processing technologies, materials, components and modules allow individual solutions with applications in the areas of cooking, baking and safety, which includes fire protection. Our site in Grünenplan (between Hanover and Göttingen) is the SCHOTT competence center for thin glass production and modern coatings for a wide variety of applications. In Grünenplan, SCHOTT uses specially developed production processes to manufacture various types of glass and optical materials with thicknesses of up to 25 micrometers - currently the world's thinnest glas


Currently, we are looking for an international Graduate for our Supply Chain Management Department in Grünenplan as soon as possible.


Our international trainee program offers the ideal opportunity to start at SCHOTT. As part of the 18-month program, you will get to know the tasks in our SCM department in the area of ​​"value stream management" in a goal-oriented and comprehensive manner. This will prepare you for your later work at our location.

Your Tasks

  • Being responsible for the analysis and optimization of our internal value streams
  • Evaluating the efficiency of value stream processes, identifying means for improvement and setting up target KPIs
  • Collaborating with our management team in building an improvement organisation following Toyota-Kata methodology
  • Establishing and monitoring material streams across our supply chain and improving transparency of information flow
  • Evaluating and monitoring performance of suppliers and service providers
  • Supporting all on-site processes following Lean Manufacturing principles

Your Profile

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or related studies with above average results, preferably with specialization in Supply Chain Mgt.
  • First practical experience, e.g. via internships (background in logistics / SCM preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of supply chain management, value stream planning and lean methodology
  • Distinct analytical and conceptual skills
  • Hands-on approach and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Process-oriented thinking and results orientation in a team
  • Strong command of German and English language (both spoken and written)

Your Benefits

  • A 18 to 24 months international graduate program as a foundation of your professional career in a fast-paced international business environment
  • At least one international assignment (3-6 months) to broaden your intercultural competence
  • Participation in SCHOTT’s International Graduate Meeting in Mainz, Germany, to expand your network within SCHOTT
  • Support by an experienced mentor throughout the program
  • Career development coaching prior to the end of the duration of the program
  • Targeted training in methodical and personal skills 
  • Permanent position after completing the "International Graduate Program"
  • Introduction into Six Sigma & Toyota-Kata concepts

You can expect interesting tasks and challenging projects, as well as motivated and friendly teams in fields that influence our future. Do you want to be successful with us? Then, please send us your application!


SCHOTT AG, Grünenplan Human Resources, Sarah Reinsch, +495187771226

Jobsegment: Manager, Trainee, Supply Chain, Supply, Engineer, Entry Level, Management, Operations, Engineering