Engineering Operations Leader (m/f/d)

  • Published: 2024-06-04
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  • collective agreement of the chemical industry
  • 37,5 hours/week
  • 30 days of holiday
  • holiday pay
  • 13th salary
  • mobile work 
  • flexitime
  • company pension plan
  • kindergarten subsidy
  • Jobrad
  • Corporate Benefits
  • Corporate fitness network Wellpass


This role contributes directly to the success of engineering endeavors, ensuring first that proper budget is allocated for the committed engineering tasks and ultimately that all development activities are monitored throughout properly established KPI in order to support on time project execution and effective management. You will lead operations of Engineering organization to meet agreed-upon objectives which includes functional budget, quality, cycle time, and productivity and will develop, enhance, and maintain standards for operational activities. This role will report to the Head of Engineering and CTO.


  • Project Management:
    • Provide operational management information by collecting, analysing, and summarizing operating trends of engineering organization
    • Oversee the planning (including budget finalization), execution, and delivery of engineering projects, ensuring they align with organizational goals and timelines
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (including but not limited to the Program Management Office and Controlling Finance Office) to define project requirements, scope, deliverables and workforce capacity
    • Act as bridge between Engineering and Program Management Office in planning and forecasting workload
    • Utilize project management tools to monitor progress, identify potential risks, and implement effective mitigation strategies
  • Collaboration and Communications:
    • Foster effective communication channels within the engineering team and with stakeholders across different departments
    • Collaborate with other teams to ensure seamless integration of engineering processes with overall business operations
    • Act as a bridge between technical and non-technical stakeholders, translating performance of designers executing complex technical tasks into understandable KPI
  •  Process Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the engineering operations, optimizing workflows for increased efficiency
    • Assist the Engineering Quality leader in defining best practices and methodologies to streamline development processes and enhance overall operational effectiveness


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance or Economy; Master’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in managing a project with high technology content
  • 2 + years of direct involvement in budget preparation or cost estimate for running an organization or developing and selling a product
  • Successful track record of managing teams towards achieving project goals and deadlines
  • Proven leadership skills in team building and strategic planning
  • Effective communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision


We offer you a versatile and responsible scope of duties in a global business. You can expect colleagues on an equal footing, flat hierarchies, a strong team spirit and a "can do" working atmosphere.
We like to describe ourselves as a company with a start-up atmosphere, because with us you get the best of both worlds: a dynamic, future-oriented work environment with the advantages of a corporation.

We are a company of diversity, tolerance and openness. That is why we want people of all ages and disabilities, religions, sexual orientations and identities, ethnic origins, nationalities and genders to find their employer in us.

Do you want to change the future of additive manufacturing and become part of our success story?


Nikon SLM Solutions AG is one of the world's leading companies in additive manufacturing. Our Selective Laser Melting machines enable the fast, reliable and cost-effective production of high-quality metal components. With our more than 600 employees from over 25 nations, we are revolutionizing additive manufacturing and are a partner at eye level for our renowned customers, e.g. from the aerospace industry, the energy sector, healthcare or the automotive sector.

Nikon SLM Solutions AG is headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, with offices in China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.


Apply directly via our online application tool. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications by e-mail. 
We look forward to your application.

You have any further questions? Please feel free to contact us.

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Nikon SLM Solutions AG