Operational Excellence Manager Assets & Infrastructure (m/f/d)

  • Beerse, Hamburg, Luenen, Olen, Pirdop
  • 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 6,900 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

"Operational Excellence Manager” act as inhouse consultants for transformation processes in our sites. They assist the line functions in successfully initiating and implementing change activities, always aiming for systematic solutions. Their cooperation with the sites builds on two principles: support and challenge.

As catalysts of new practices, Operational Excellence Manager: Asset & Infrastructure develop and share maintenance excellence practices across hierarchy levels and across sites. They deliver relevant trainings to other employees, for instance on root cause problem solving or performance management. Overall, Manager Asset & Infrastructure help to guide Aurubis into a future as the most efficient smelter network in the world.

To support our Group Continuous Improvement Team in Hamburg, Lünen, Pirdop, Olen, Beerse/Berango we are looking for you as


Operational Excellence Manager Assets & Infrastructure (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • You guide colleagues across hierarchy – in terms of contents, methodologies and desired performance behaviour within asset & infrastructure related projects.
  • Additionally, you take over different roles, from methodology expert via change facilitator to project manager.
  • You challenge "as is" processes in the sites and help internal customers to define the best way to reach their next level.
  • Furthermore, you drive standardization in operations, constantly aiming to achieve the best possible solution for the Aurubis Group.
  • You conduct analyses and interviews from shop floor to management level and develop solutions jointly with colleagues cross-site and -functional.
  • In Addition, you actively promote cross-site and -functional cooperation
  • You facilitate organizational learning and act as internal trainer for respective OpEx tools.

Your Profile

  • A technical university degree or equivalent and at least 5 years of practical experience within operational environment is needed.
  • You have a strong drive for improving and challenging status quo combined with an ambition for a strong future career in Aurubis.
  • First leadership experience, as a lateral or disciplinary leader and experience with SAP PM is desired.
  • You have the ability to quickly acquire comprehensive knowledge of production and maintenance processes.
  • Pronounced analytical, pragmatic problem solving and project management skills are expected.
  • “bridge-builder” mentality with a passion for connecting and empowering people: communicator from shop floor to senior management level
  • You have fluent business English skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 40% – in compliance with the current Aurubis travel guidelines rounds off your profile

We Offer

  • A comprehensive onboarding in Team asset & infrastructure with an intensive learning on the job in asset lifecycle management, modern maintenance methods and change management to interfaces operation, safety, engineering, operation technology
    and controlling
  • A challenging, multifaceted position with high level of responsibility and visibility to Top Management
  • Cooperation with a dedicated international team
  • A performance-oriented, success-based salary corresponding to the job requirements and the social benefits of a large, expanding enterprise, including a corporate pension scheme


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


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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.