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Launch Manager – Continental Business Consulting (m/f)

Launch Manager – Continental Business Consulting (m/f)

We, Continental Business Consulting (CBC), drive consulting projects with an analytical or conceptual focus throughout the entire corporation, always providing customized and sustainable solutions for our clients. CBC fields of activity include strategy and organizational development, process optimization and implementation/change management. On a global scale, our interdisciplinary team comprises more than 100 consultants.

To meet the increasing, company-wide demand of short-term and temporarily available managers, the need of managers being deployed in crises periods or overtaking temporary management or expert roles, the CBC Interim Management Team has been established. This team combines specific expertise and methodological knowledge with a high degree of experience and profound managerial and social competencies to quickly master complex or critical business situations and achieve sustainable success.

The successful establishment as a trusted business partner for all business units within Continental together with continuous gain of experience as well as broad knowledge about products, processes, and entities within the corporation combined with extensive consulting expertise, and project management experience, build the base for our constantly growing order situation. Taking these positive developments into account and in order to expand our global presence, CBC is currently seeking a dedicated Launch Manager (f/m) to strengthen our Interim Management team (CBC consulting area: Operations &Supply Chain).

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Your tasks in particular:

  • Project responsibility for global industrialization and launch activities within the Continental Automotive sector
  • Development, coordination and monitoring of requirements and measures of the respective departments as e.g. industrial engineering, logistics, quality, production, purchasing, controlling and R&D, to meet customer requirements and achieve agreed targets
  • Ensuring of punctual customer releases for production facilities and processes through the application of relevant launch management methods within the Automotive Industry, e.g. PPAP, APQP, VDA 6.3
  • Target-oriented coordination of all departments and persons involved through effective use of formats like e.g. workshops, jour fixe, war-rooms
  • Assurance of suitable product design and optimal manufacturing processes
  • Ensuring an effective communication flow between all involved parties, including customers and suppliers through target-oriented information collection and – processing as well as comparison and tracking of measures
  • Controlling and reporting of project progress e.g. in regards to punctuality and budget compliance
  • Effective escalation- and crises management through the application of problem solving methods and target-oriented moderation and mediation
  • Professional behavior and independent acting at our customers in an interdisciplinary and international Environment

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  • Academic degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering, (Industrial) Engineering or Mechatronics additional qualification like PhD or MBA desirable
  • Relevant working experience in industrialization and launch management within the Automotive Industry
  • Extensive international working experience, ideally complemented by long-term leadership experience in international and interdisciplinary teams
  • Distinct knowledge of processes and technologies within the Automotive industry, in particular electronics and mechatronics as well as quality management and lean production
  • Pronounced project management skills
  • Business fluent German and English language skills written and spoken, additional languages as an advantage
  • Comprehensive technical understanding as well as strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and team player attitude
  • Maximum customer-orientation and pronounced problem solving competency
  • Assertiveness and strong negotiating skills
  • High willingness to travel
  • At CBC, many challenging and cross-functional consulting projects within a broad and diverse field of activities await you. In a collegial atmosphere we enable self-directed working from an early stage on. To foster your personal development CBC provides continuous support and feedback from experienced colleagues and comprehensive training opportunities. The cooperation within our team with many diverse level of experience is based on mutual appreciation and support. Through our wide range of activities you have the opportunity to build up a network within all divisions of Continental. As a corporate function of the corporation, you benefit from attractive salary structures and social benefits.

    You are looking for an individual working time model? We support part-time work.
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    Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.

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