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Operations Manager / Produktionsleitung (m/w/d)

Package Description

Britax Römer is a global leader in child mobility, making family travel safer with our range of child seats, pushchairs and bike seats.

Römer was founded in Ulm, Germany in 1871 and has been setting new standards for the child safety industry for 50 years, thanks to our great people.

Our mission is: every child has the right to be safe and our goal is to protect millions of children on the streets worldwide.

We are looking for qualified candidates to make this a reality.

Britax Römer's European headquarters is located in Leipheim, which houses production, logistics and administration, as well as one of the world's most advanced crash test facilities for child seats. Our strong corporate values - Care, Trust and Curious - make for a strong company culture.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

To lead our production are in Leipheim, we are looking for an Operations Manager (m/f/d)

Main purpose of role:

Leading the German production area.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Management and continuous development of the production and work preparation areas with about 200 employees, 4 of them are direct reports
  • Permanent monitoring of target and actual production/quality figures and derivation of measures in case of deviations
  • Continuous improvement of the relevant key figures with regard to efficiency, quality, lead time and occupational safety
  • Budgeting, review and compliance of all costs on the assigned cost centres
  • Continuous adjustment and optimisation of working time, shift and flexibility models in the production area
  •  Redesign and implementation of production workflows
  • New introduction and further development of the Lean Management approach (SFM, Labour Productivity, TPM...)
  • Operational management of special tasks in the area of production, e.g.: Capacity adjustments, flexible reaction in case of supplier bottlenecks


Candidate Profile (Education/Competencies Required/Functional Skills/Technical Skills):

  • Completed studies in the field of production, business administration or comparable qualification
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in a comparable environment
  • Knowledge of Lean Production, 5S, SFM
  • Professional handling of ERP software (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics AX) and MS Office)
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Motivated, team- and customer-oriented personality
  • Leadership personality who coaches and motivates employees
  • High motivation, commitment and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Excellent analytical skills, implementation strength and assertiveness
  • Fluent German and English

We offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package
  • 30 days holiday with a 5-day week
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working
  • Versatile tasks and the freedom to realise your own ideas
  • Company pension scheme
  • Bicycle leasing
  • Further training opportunities
  • Offers within the framework of company health management (fitness allowance, courses)
  • Employee discounts
  • Jubilee payments
  • and much more.


Britax Romer


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