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.

Manager Manufacturing Excellence - Germany (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
April 24, 2024

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 Manufacturing Excellence, Lean 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 our portfolio companies on the following topics within the first 100 Days and beyond:

  • Data / KPI Analysis of the current operational situation (e.g. Scrap, Efficiency, OEE, Labour, Inventory, Footprint)
  • Identification of Improvement Opportunities and quantification of potential savings
  • Development of a turnaround plan together with a team of turnaround experts that contributes directly into the business plan of the portfolio company.
  • Realization of the turnaround plan 
Your Profile
  • At least 4 years of international experience in a Manufacturing Excellence role with first experience in a consulting environment
  • Completed university degree in mechanical/industrial engineering or an equal education/study with first experience in financial analysis and controlling
  • Passionate Lean Manufacturing practitioner with the ambition to supporting and motivating international teams (preferably in turnaround situations)
  • Willingness to travel (typically Mo-Thu, across Europe)
  • Fluency in English and German, both written and spoken
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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