Head of Continuous Improvement Production (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,200 employees at sites in Europe and the United States. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Group Continuous Improvement (CI) acts as inhouse partner for cross site improvement implementation in order to effectively solve operational challenges.

To support our Group CI department in Hamburg we are looking for you to join our team as


Head of Continuous Improvement Production (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • In this position, you will lead a team of Continuous Improvement (CI) specialists to manage a portfolio of improvement programs/projects and best practice networks across Aurubis’ international production sites.
  • You will support the development of your team members towards becoming effective as business partners for the organization and preparing their mid-/ long-term transition to other managerial roles within Aurubis.
  • Additionally, you will liaise with the management teams of the different production sites regularly to retrain proper focus, ensure alignment and prioritize customer support requests.
  • You will lead the deployment of key strategic programs such as Digital Factory – Aurubis’ company-wide effort to digitalize production.
  • Furthermore, you will communicate across the full range of stakeholders, from shop floor to Executive Board, to obtain buy-in for change and safeguard access to required resources and subject matter expertise.
  • You are going to facilitate exchange of best practices across sites, and drive realization of identified network synergies and embed a collaborative improvement culture.
  • Besides that, you will strengthen and expand connections with external industry and research partners for best practice exchange.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a technical or business master’s degree or diploma (college/university), e.g. in industrial, chemical engineering or a comparable field of study.
  • In addition, you possess at least eight years of project leadership experience in leading ambitious and complex projects in an international multi-site setting.
  • You have strong analytical and conceptual abilities combined with strategic and entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Furthermore, you look at processes and optimizations in an end-to-end way and involve your stakeholders in line with that.
  • You possess proven problem-solving skills and a high level of independence in planning, execution and controlling, and you make strategic and operative trade-off decisions to accomplish project objectives.
  • Besides that, you contribute a robust set of modern project management skills (preferably acc. to PRINCE2) as well as robust moderation and facilitation skills, e.g. for working sessions.
  • You fully understand operational and financial KPIs in the broader project context and you are an excellent communicator on multiple levels.
  • You also have an excellent command of written and spoken German and English (C level).
  • Additionally, you embrace change with high levels of ambition and passion for results, a strong willingness to further develop yourself and a resilient mindset.
  • You have strong teamwork skills and an interest in new tasks and challenges as well as intercultural and leadership empathy.

We Offer

  • We offer a challenging, multifaceted position with a high level of responsibility and visibility to Top Management.
  • Contribute your skills, experience, and creativity to an exciting industrial company!
  • We provide you with a great deal of leeway to shape your work and a high degree of individual responsibility.
  • In addition, we communicate with our colleagues on an equal footing and develop innovative solutions together in an international environment.
  • Benefit from flexible working hours, attractive compensation and company mobility solutions (e.g. JobRad, HVV-ProfiTicket) as well as comprehensive social benefits including company pension scheme.


Then we look forward to receiving your informative application documents with salary expectations and earliest possible starting date via online application only.


Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.