Jobs at Gerresheimer

(Junior) Manager / Specialist Operational Excellence (m/w/d)

Klaus-Bungert-Straße, Germany | Düsseldorf | Full-time

Job Description

Excellence is one of the five strategic pillars of our corporate strategy. Do you want to significantly contribute to the implementation and further development of our Operational Excellence program and its deployment in global locations, thus making Gerresheimer fit for the future? As a (Junior) Manager / Specialist Operational Excellence, you can make a significant contribution to our goals and empower your colleagues to do the same.

  • You will support the central function of Group EHS CSR OPEX in the strategic design and continuous development of the global Operational Excellence program and its operational implementation in our international sites
  • You support the analysis, evaluation, and benchmarking of Opex KPIs and use them to identify focus areas
  • You will participate in the regular Lean Maturity Assessments and the subsequent workshops on our sites
  • You support the conception and implementation of practical and shopfloor-oriented trainings in the sites to develop the systematic problem-solving skills of our employees
  • You will supervise multiple standardization projects with experts from different business units
  • You will support and take personal responsibility for the conception, planning, coordination, implementation, continuous development, and documentation of
    • Standards and processes
    • Lean Maturity Assessments
    • Training and workshops
    • Internal Opex conferences
    • Opex Awards
  • You will increase the Opex understanding and knowledge throughout the organization with training, communication / information and awareness campaigns


  • You have a completed degree with a focus in engineering or a related field
  • You have at least two years of experience in a comparable position or consulting with a focus on the design and implementation of Lean Management and Continuous Improvement programs in a manufacturing environment
  • You have generalist knowledge with in-depth knowledge in one or more of the following topics: Operational Excellence principles, Lean Manufacturing principles, process mapping, and analysis, systematic problem solving, shopfloor audits, and assessments
  • You have basic knowledge and initial experience in change management and the role of a trainer
  • You are convincing in the preparation of analyses and reports for various decision-making bodies
  • Anticipating trends and developing innovative concepts and ideas are among your strengths
  • You are business fluent in German and fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • You are willing to travel internationally for up to 50%

Additional Information

Your future team:

  • believes in team play: together we want to achieve a lot, challenge and inspire each other
  • is an open and appreciative atmosphere with flat hierarchies and plenty of room for new ideas and approaches
  • relies on a modern working environment (flexible working hours, mobile working,...)

location: Düsseldorf


Mobile working

Mobile working and home office arrangements make our work routine more flexible.

g vorsorgeprogramm

Im g vorsorgeprogramm können sich unsere Mitarbeiter in Deutschland für eine von Gerresheimer geförderte betriebliche Altersvorsorge und/oder Berufsunfähigkeitsversicherung entscheiden.

Food & drinks

We offer you subsidized meals, free soft drinks as well as coffee and fresh fruits.

Learning & development

According to the job and position, we make sure our employees get regular trainings and coaching to unleash their possibilities.

Healthcare & pension

Your health and well-being is important to us. We have a company doctor and offer an employee assistance program as well as a group insurance.


Do yourself and our environment a favour and ride two wheels to work. We support you with a JobBike.

Corporate Benefits

Benefit from special conditions with various brands in fashion, technology, leisure and many more.

Public transport & parking

You either benefit from financial support for public transportation or a subsidized parking slot.

Working environment

Creating a great place to work is essential for us, so we live up to our values teamwork, responsibility, integrity, bold innovation and excellence (TRIBE).

Company Description

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharma, biotech, healthcare and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging and drug delivery devices. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence, focus on quality and customers. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 10,000 employees and generates annual sales of more than €1.4 billion. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

Interested? Apply today!