Global MES Project Manager (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 can be in Wiesbaden / Urmitz / Marktredwitz / Königswinter, Germany


About the job

As a Global Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Project Manager in Europe, you will be reporting to the Head of Global Digitalization. In this position, you will be responsible for leading the MES pilot project implementation for a few European plants. Your focus lies in understanding the manufacturing business pain points and resolving them through establishment and execution of beneficial MES projects. You will evaluate and realize the most optimal technological solutions for our business to improve productivity, while simultaneously decreasing waste and cost. As a leader of innovation, you will be overseeing every phase of the project, as well as guiding plant employees through this transformative journey. You will be required to travel (inter)nationally about 50% of your work time.


In addition, your tasks will include

  • Ensuring the project teams’ compliance with the use of standardized company project management controls (such as change and risk management, problem tracking, contingency planning etc.)
  • Controlling compliance with project budgets
  • Communicating the progress of projects through regular status updates
  • Performing budget tracking, forecasting, financial reporting, and allotment procedures for projects/programs


About You

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

  • Preferably, a university degree in Manufacturing (with a strong technical affinity), Business Information Systems, Automation, Engineering, or similar
  • Ideally, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum, or DevOps would be a plus



  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • German – Proficient/Fluent – would be a considerable advantage


Work Experience

  • Several years of relevant working experience as Project Manager, Lead Engineer, or similar in top tier MES supplier (for e.g. Rockwell, Siemens, AVEVA)
  • Ideally, experience in the discrete & process manufacturing industries such as steel, automation, chemistry, glass etc.


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 bonus programme
  • Local benefits such as canteen with daily meal allowance, discount for gym as well as other corporate benefits
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office (depending on position)
  • RHIM Academy for your ongoing learning & development, incl. full LinkedIn Learning catalogue


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, engages, 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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