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.

Program - & Launch Management Manager / Director (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
August 24, 2023

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. Our goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. 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 Program-/ Launch-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 Project- and Launch Management
  • Analysis of the projects to identify status quo, deviations and risks plus definition and quantification of EBITDA improvement levers
  • Lead task force programs for rapid improvements of critical business situations
  • Definition of improvement road maps for Project-, Launch- and Engineering Change  Management processes
  • Leading and supporting (cross functional) international project teams to ensure successful project delivery and product launches incl. project status reporting
  • Contribute to the development of Mutares standard processes by sharing knowledge & expertise and deploy best practices
  • Taking on interim roles in the portfolio companies if required
Your Profile
  • At least 5 years of international experience in automotive Project- and Launch 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
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate international teams (in complex situations)
  • Experience in handling multiple projects in parallel from sourcing phase till project end
  • Good knowledge of project management processes - sourcing/project/launch/ engineering change management processes
  • Structured and pragmatic approach to drive impact combined with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Professional communication and presentation of information, adapted to audience
  • Willingness to travel (typically Mon-Thu)
  • Fluency in English and one other European language
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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