As an international brand company with German roots, we at RECARO pursue the vision of improving the performance of people in motion like no other. In keeping with our tradition, Safety, Quality, and Ingenious Design are the core of all that we do. This allows us to exceed the expectations of our customers every day and make performance something you can feel: Feel Performance.

In addition to RECARO Holding and RECARO eGaming, our corporate group also includes RECARO Aircraft Seating headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall. We develop, produce, and market innovative seats for economy and business class, which meet the highest standards when it comes to comfort, lightweight construction, and design. As an internationally renowned brand, we are one of the world’s three largest suppliers of aircraft seats with our premium products. To enhance our team, we are looking to fill the following position at our site in Schwäbisch Hall at the earliest possible date:

Head of Pre-Production (m/f/d)

Job code: 22759

Your Tasks

  • Leading, motivating and developing the managers and employees of the three teams Metal Fabrication, Plastic Fabrication and Component Fabrication under the supervision of the following departments
  • Further development and regular review of the departmental strategy with regard to vertical integration and technology
  • Continuous review and improvement of manufacturing processes, workplace design and layout planning using Lean methods (5S, SMED, TPM, etc.)
  • Ensuring compliance with cost, deadline and quality objectives
  • Ensuring the delivery capability of Recaro production lines worldwide
  • Planning and control of personnel deployment as well as monitoring and implementation of production plans
  • Identification of faults in the production process and initiation of remedial measures
  • Daily tracking and moderation of key figures based shop floor management 
  • Control of extended workbenches and participation in make-or-buy decisions
  • Work preparation and production control for part production in a small series environment
  • Implementation of continuous improvement and standardization projects using Lean Methods
  • Project planning for the replacement and new procurement of plant and equipment

Your Qualification

  • Completed studies in mechanical engineering/industrial engineering or comparable
  • Several years of management experience in a production company
  • Experience in lean methodology and related tools
  • Very good user knowledge in MS-Office and SAP R/3
  • Very good command of spoken and written English
  • Strong leadership skills and strong communication skills
  • Process- and project-oriented thinking and acting
  • Goal- and solution-oriented working methods

You will be a perfect fit for our team if you are enthusiastic about innovative products, enjoy setting ambitious goals, love taking on responsibility, are motivated by an environment of appreciative, trusting collaboration, and have a strong creative drive. In return, we promise to give you the freedom to develop your potential with individual development opportunities and will provide you with the necessary competencies to increase your personal responsibility so that you can face the future together with RECARO.

Charlene Thaler looks forward to receiving your application, which should be submitted using our online career portal. Your personal information will be kept confidential. Particular consideration will be given to equally qualified applicants (m/f/d) with severe disabilites.

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, Tel.: +49 791 503-5765