Product Owner - Slide Gate Refractories (all genders)


Full time


Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference? Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise: you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in Vienna or Leoben, Austria (other locations possible)


About the job

As a Global Product Owner at RHI Magnesita, you will report to the Head of Competence Center Refractory Products within the BU Flow Control and Advanced Technologies In this role, you will be responsible for developing the product group strategy to support the achievement of our overall business targets. As a strategic partner to the sales regions, your proactive interaction will contribute to the execution of regional priorities, driving profitable growth of the product line. You will also coordinate with Operations and Supply Chain Management departments to optimize the manufacturing footprint. By understanding market requirements and managing the entire product lifecycle, including the promotion and implementation of defined product launch packages, you will be a vital driver of innovation. During work, you will be traveling (inter)nationally for approx. 30% of the time.


In addition, your tasks will include

  • Quantifying value for new customer solutions
  • Planning and execution of new product market rollout
  • Being an active partner in the Go to Market area
  • Managing the IP portfolio
  • Following the latest trends in digital tools, systems, and automation to address future industry needs


About You

You have an in-depth knowledge about Slide Gate Refractories used in the steel continuous casting process. You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.


What we expect from you in terms of


Education and Knowledge

  • A higher education in engineering (metallurgy, materials sciences, process engineering, ceramics, chemistry or similar)
  • In-depth knowledge about the refractory industry, as well as slide gate refractories used in the steel continuous casting process



  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • Any other language will be considered an asset


Work Experience

  • Several years of relevant work experience in the refractory industry


Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.


We offer

  • Attractive remuneration packages including global bonus programme
  • Local benefits such as public transport annual pass (Wiener Linien), our own RHI Magnesite Café on site and daily meal allowance for numerous eateries (Europlaza)
  • A variety of health offers (platform for mental & physical health, sponsoring of sports events etc.) and our own Corporate Benefits platform
  • RHIM Academy for your ongoing learning & development, incl. full LinkedIn Learning catalogue
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office incl. allowance
  • Flexible and trust-based working time


The potential annual gross salary for this position is € 78,000.00 on a full-time basis, depending on your qualifications and experience, the amount of overtime, and your level of seniority. We will make sure to offer you a competitive salary package that values your relevant background and that’s in line with market values.


Sounds like you?

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.


We kindly ask you to submit your application online and in English. Due to data privacy reasons, applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:


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About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engaged, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.


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