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Project Manager (m/f/x)



Job Description

  • Coordinating product requirements, internal resources and third-party suppliers for the flawless execution of multiple Optical-Subassembly (OSA) design projects from the early concept phase to mass production approval
  • Assisting in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders
  • Developing detailed project plans spanning the entire OSA development cycle jointly with the functional project teams
  • Aligning deliverables from internal teams and external partners such as component or equipment suppliers, qualification, and volume production or contract manufacturers
  • Performing risk management and developing risk mitigation plans jointly with the functional project teams
  • Creating project tracking indicators and drive technical and commercial project milestone reviews with management
  • Managing the project development cost estimation and monitor actuals within agreed budgets
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation
  • Compiling and submitting capital expenditure applications


  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree (Dipl.-Ing.) or PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven working experience in project management for complex microsystems, preferably OSAs and a high-volume production background
  • Experience in the development of OSAs and their transfer into volume production is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English both internal and client-facing, basic skills in German are an advantage
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Certification of Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II is a plus
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Your Chance

We offer an interesting and diversified opportunity in an internationally-minded Engineering department of a market-leading high-tech company in the field of high-speed optoelectronic components. You will find a creative and productive work atmosphere that can be characterized by a shared desire to succeed and a fascination for challenges and technological progress. We provide the following additional benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 vacation days (overtime on top)
  • Health benefits package including additional health insurance or fitness program
  • Financial support for public transport
  • Bike lease program
  • Bonus and private pension scheme
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