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Launch Manager – Continental Business Consulting (m/f/diverse)

Launch Manager – Continental Business Consulting (m/f/diverse)

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 close to 100 consultants.

The CBC Interim Management team has been established, to meet the increasing, company-wide demand of short-term and temporarily available managers. During overtaking temporary management or crises periods our team of experts are deployed in the role of management. This team combines specific expertise and methodological knowledge with a high degree of experience and profound managing and social competencies to quickly master complex or critical business situations and achieve sustainable success.

We are currently seeking a Launch Manager (m/f/diverse) to strengthen our Interim Management team (CBC consulting area: Operations & Supply Chain).

This position can be filled in Frankfurt and Regensburg.

Please visit our website for more information: Continental Business Consulting

You like to take on responsibility and to travel the world?
You want to help shape the future of Continental?
You are a flexible and assertive team player?
With us, you will have the chance to drive change across the globe.

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 regard 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

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to getting to know you.
  • Academic degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering, (Industrial) Engineering or Mechatronics additional qualification like PhD or MBA desirable
  • Profound 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 partly cross-functional consulting projects within a broad and diverse activity field are waiting for you. The cooperation within our team with many diverse level of experience is based on mutual appreciation and support. Our embedment in the corporation ensures you 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 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €44.4 billion and currently employs around 244,000 people in 61 countries and markets.

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Continental is represented in 55 countries.

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