Chief of Staff for the Head of Operations Office (all genders)

Posted 20 Jan 2023

Gernsheim, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 260089


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Everything we do in Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Your role: 

We are searching for a highly qualified Chief of Staff for the Head of Operations Office at our Surface Solutions production site Gernsheim.

In this role, you will provide comprehensive business support to the Head of Operations Gernsheim site. This includes driving cross-functional high-priority projects and critical initiatives and coordinating activities across the departments thereby driving overall productivity and efficiency. You will be responsible for supporting executive decision-making as well as advising and coordinating activities for the Gernsheim operations leadership team, which you will be part of. Furthermore, you will keep the onsite operations community together, organizing and facilitating leadership meetings, Townhalls and workshops and developing strategies and concepts for overarching topics such as “people topics” in close collaboration with our HR BP.

You are energized by solving challenging problems and have the ability to influence and motivate others. You enjoy working in an agile and transforming environment. From the beginning, you take ownership and bring your ideas to solve our daily challenges thereby supporting the orchestration of our big transformation from experience towards a data-based production steering and quality control. Change and continuous improvement are part of your DNA – then join us!


Who you are:

  • Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Business, Engineering, or Science with minimum 2 years of work experience ideally in a production environment
  • Basic Branding, Marketing, and Finance knowledge preferred
  • Experienced project management skills, including experience with matrix teams and exposure to executive management level
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills, advanced in MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Power BI (or other analytics tools). Able to develop management presentations and reports in the most efficient manner
  • Discretion and ability to deal with confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in German and English 
  • Experience with aligning team members, facilitating conflict, and presenting information in a way that enables leaders to have clarity on the underlying issues and potential solutions
  • Process-driven and experienced in standardizing and simplifying work processes 
  • Willing to take ownership, structured and reliable, and ready to raise the bar
  • Curiosity to learn, adapt quickly and challenge the status quo to innovate boldly


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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