Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

Quality Management Manager / Director (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
August 08, 2023

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), as a listed private equity holding company, acquires medium-sized companies in special situations, based in Europe, which show significant operational improvement potential and are sold again after undergoing a repositioning and stabilization process. Mutares actively support its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The focus is on companies with revenues of EUR 100 million to EUR 750 million from the following segments: Automotive & Mobility, Engineering & Technology, Goods & Services and Retail & Food. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record in Quality Management with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across Europe.

Your Tasks
  • Support of our portfolio companies with the focus on Quality Management, but also more extensive in the area of process improvement in direct and indirect areas
  • Analysis of the status quo plus definition and quantification of EBITDA improvement levers
  • Development of Quality Management road maps and realization of substantial EBITDA improvements
  • Supports certification processes and independently conducts audits
  • Multiplication of Quality Management and Quality Assurance knowledge both projects related or via our MUX Academy program
  • Lead task force programs for rapid improvements of critical business situations
  • Taking on various interim mandates for individual projects
Your Profile
  • At least 5 years of international experience in Quality Management role in industry or in consulting, 2 years’ experience in consulting is mandatory
  • Completed university degree, preferably mechanical/industrial engineering or equal education/study with advanced business knowledge
  • Several years of international experience
  • A high level of education and experience in the field of Quality Management (e.g. TQM, Kaizen, Six Sigma, EFQM, etc.)
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate international teams (preferably in turnaround situations)
  • Good command of financial analysis and management accounting, incl. P&L analysis, in order to identify and prioritize necessary measures for improvement
  • Entrepreneurial mindset (fast, pragmatic, sustainable) and ability to think “outside the box”
  • Professional communication and presentation of information, adapted to audience
  • Willingness to travel (typically Mo-Thu, across Europe)
  • Fluency in English and one other European language (particularly in German, Spanish, French, Italian)
  • Proven track record of delivering value creation in a Private Equity portfolio company is a plus
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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