Plant Manager – Cell Fabrication (all genders welcome)

thyssenkrupp nucera is the beginning of a new era defined by clean energy supply with green hydrogen at industrial scale. thyssenkrupp nucera offers world-leading technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants. The company, a Joint Venture with Industrie De Nora, has extensive in-depth knowledge in the engineering, procurement, and construction of electrochemical plants and a strong track record of more than 600 projects with a total rating of over 10 gigawatts already successfully installed. With its water electrolysis technology to produce green hydrogen, the company offers an innovative solution on an industrial scale for green value chains and an industry fueled by clean energy – a major step towards climate-neutrality.

Your responsibilities

  • You take responsibility for thyssenkrupp nucera cell fabrication as an essential component of our chlorine and green hydrogen portfolio.
  • You take responsibility for safety in the factory and establish a zero incident culture.
  • You are involved in the early stage of the factory planning and take the responsibility for the plant from the early stage to the operation including the build up of the needed organization (greenfield approach).
  • You assume operational responsibility for budgeting and for CAPEX and OPEX expenses for the cell assembly.
  • Building relationships and establish a comprehensive production network and corresponding supply chain of raw materials and components for the cells is an integral part of your tasks.
  • Accountability for operational ramp-up and governance of an own or a partnership-based serial production of the cells in the GW scale attracts your motivation.
  • Cost-optimized adjustment of the production capacities connected to the volume requirements of the projects under consideration of highest quality and performance demands is part of your duties.
  • You motivate, educate and coach your peers and thereby ensure that the overall performance of your team meets the required standards for quality, costs as well deadlines
  • You work closely with various corporate units and functions locally as well as globally and support sales, purchasing and engineering activities.

Your profile

  • You have an excellent background of at least 10 years in serial production and management of a factory.
  • You also have many years of practical experience in steering of teams in production as well as of manufacturing vendors.
  • You possess a university degree in engineering or equivalent, with knowledge and experience in:
    • All Environment, Health and Safety related topics
    • Setup of assembly and manufacturing processes in serial production
    • respective techniques and manufacturing processes
    • respective production equipment, machines, plant design, plant operation, quality controls, supply chain management, production management
    • Supply chain management
    • Quality Management
    • Cost Controlling and Cost optimization
    • Lean principles
    • Product lifecycle management
  • You also have good analytical and structuring skills, you develop fast alternative results, elaborate strategic concepts, and negotiate and combine different views to one solution.
  • You have excellent knowledge of cost calculations, of commercial and legal aspects in contracts, you have vast experience in production planning and in management of suppliers, and you are knowledgeable in the field of intellectual property protection and strategies.
  • Moreover, you show a proven track record working in international teams so you can foster team spirit and intercultural awareness supports the leveraging of cultural differences in an international work environment.
  • Willingness for international travelling and stays, good digital und communication skills as well as fluent business English skills complete your profile. 

Your benefits

It goes without saying, that we would like to offer attractive working conditions. This includes for example:
• Performance-related compensation according to collective agreement Metal & Electro NRW
• Attractive old-age provision models
• Groupwide learning measures
• thyssenkrupp internal health campaigns

Furthermore, at thyssenkrupp nucera we offer:
• Flat hierarchies and short decision-making routes
• International work environment in interdisciplinary and multinational teams
• Training “on the job” by a dedicated mentor
• Very good development opportunities either in a specialist or in a management function
• Flexible working time models (Home Office and flexible working hours)
• Free Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
• Excellent transport infrastructure (public transport as well as highways A1, A40, A45)


Natalie Hendrich
HR Business Partner
+49 231 229727063

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