Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Programs and Industrial Engineering Manager (m/f) in Gummersbach, Germany

Eaton's ICP Manufacturing Site has an opening for a

Manufacturing Programs and Industrial Engineering Manager (m/f)

Location: Gummersbach

Essential Functions:

  • Responsibility, authority and accountability for the programs / or projects and successful implementation in terms of manufacturing technology and processes, schedule and cost over existing products in product lines Contactor / or new products (NPD)

  • Connects program / project Steps to end to end flow; includes quality, supply chain, EHS and production departments on parts and assembly manufacturing plants

  • Execution of cross-project on manufacturing processes. Promoting risk management seeking faster problem resolution for team use

  • Communication and management of internal customer and teams expectations

  • Ensure presentation of gate reviews, quarterly reviews and monthly project reviews with standard processes and metrics for program management

  • Develop and deploy until production running all Programs/Project /or change steps, DFMEA, controls and testing for Manufacturing Processes for existing /or new products

  • Research on new technologies and provides technical recommendations to manufacturing sites; with regular collaboration with the Division Industrial Engineering for the product lines Contactors / or new products. over:

  • Project support in technical terms (P and DFMEA)

  • Costs optimization

  • Joint definition of new production processes in Technology and Innovation Topics



  • Bachelor Degree required; preferably mechanical /or focusing Manufacturing Technology or a comparable training

  • At least 5-year experience in Product Manufacturing, Engineering or Program Management

  • Leadership skills - ability to implement changes in an integrated team and a number of functions and / or plants

  • Development until full demonstration program and project methodologies, processes and tools

  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills and ability. Regular status reports, escalation and tasks for a variety of teams, management, and finally customers that align projects for success

  • Good analytical and entrepreneurial skills

  • Extensive experience with a complex matrix organization

  • Languages: advanced business English is a prerequisite. German language skill is critical for discussion with Technology/Engineering. Recommended German and Romanian for discussions with production plants

  • Desired experience in Electrical Products

  • Preferred accreditation of the Project Management Institute (PMI), (CAPM or PMP or IPMA / GPM)

What Eaton offers:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Permanent contract in fast growing global company

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us

  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: ICPD

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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