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Global Head of Operational Excellence & Projects (m/f/d)

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Mainz, RP, DE

Company: SCHOTT AG

International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • more than 15,500 employees in 33 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Global Head of Operational Excellence & Projects (m/f/d)


SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. We strive to play an important part of everyone’s life and are committed to innovation and sustainable success. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

For us, continuous production and process optimizations are just as important as dealing with strategic questions such as Digital Manufacturing, Logistics 4.0 or Internet of Things (IoT). Within our unit Operational Excellence & Projects, we manage group-wide projects covering a wide range of challenging topics with high importance to SCHOTT. We are seeking a globally minded leader for this team, reporting directly to the Management Board, who will be based in our headquarters in Mainz

Your Tasks

  • Steering and coordinating the entire project portfolio of the unit; setting priorities and acting as an interface between the team and the Management Board
  • Acting as advisor in technical questions to SCHOTT’s business leaders
  • Managing complex and strategically important projects in the different strategic business entities of the group on a global level
  • Assessing technologies and methods in order to increase productivity and deriving solutions
  • Building a diverse team with different qualification profiles and fostering the development of potentials for the SCHOTT group
  • Ensuring the further group-wide development of project management competence in the area of waterfall and agile project management methods

Your Profile

  • Degree in Engineering or a technical related field, ideally in combination with an MBA; alternatively Business Degree with a technical affinity and solid understanding
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant operational experience managing complex projects either in an international organization or consulting agency
  • Broad experience in production, process engineering and production technology
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting paired with an in-depth understanding of financial and operational key performance indicators 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead people and teams in cross-cultural projects
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, problem-solving and decision-making ability, analytical and intercultural competence combined with creativity and innovative thinking
  • Fluent command of English language

Your Benefits

Motivated and committed employees are essential to the success of our company. At SCHOTT, you will find a cooperative and dynamic work environment, which encourages you to share your innovative ideas, supports your development and celebrates achieving successes with your team.




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, Human Resources, Antje Klemm


SCHOTT AG, Mainz Human Resources, Antje Klemm, +496131662908


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