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Global Process Manager (m/f/d) Supply Chain Planning


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?


Exceptional tasks require exceptional people. To strengthen our Supply Chain Planning department at our logistics centre in Obersontheim near Schwäbisch Hall, we are looking for your dedicated support.



Your tasks


  • In this specialist position, you will develop future-oriented planning processes for the Kärcher Group, thereby contributing to the long-term success of the business.
  • You will introduce one of the world's best planning tools and ensure its successful use.
  • To ensure a global planning standard, you will also develop the system and processes.
  • You will develop standards for network planning, capacity planning, production plants and suppliers. Additionally, you will also develop standards for inventory management
  • You will be responsible for the co-ordination of global conferences and consultations and the involvement of local management in the development of the system.
  • In addition, you will work closely with our internal IT, all involved departments (e.g. Supply Chain Management and Value Stream) as well as our foreign subsidiaries and production sites.
  • You will make minor adjustments to the Kinaxis planning system.
  • Last but not least, you will prepare analyses for the departments involved in order to generate clear recommendations for action in the supply chain area.


Your qualification profile


  • You have successfully completed your degree (eg. in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Industrial Engineer or equivalent) or have a comparable degree.
  • Several years of professional experience in planning, procurement, process or project management with a focus on logistics
  • Strong moderation and communication skills
  • Strong process affinity, ideally combined with experience in optimising procurement processes, demand processes, change management and innovation management
  • Good system knowledge (SAP/R3, APO or comparable tools, e.g. Kinaxis)
  • Good IT understanding with an affinity for performing configurations yourself 
  • Fluency in English, enabling you to work with national and international stakeholders 
  • A confident manner, a strong focus on processes and metrics, and a willingness to take on responsibility




Our offer for you

  • A company pension plan or direct insurance that supplements your state pension from your first day of work.
  • Individual working time arrangements (flexible working hours with the option of working from home).
  • Up to 32 days of vacation. 
  • Be the difference: As part of our holistic sustainability initiatives such as Zero Emissions and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, you will be actively involved in shaping the future with us.
  • Health promotion across the board - from height-adjustable desks to health coaching and mobile massages.
  • Regional, award-winning cuisine in our staff restaurant.



Then please apply via the online career portal or writing to our HR department. We welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is of particular concern to us.


Your contact person for this position is Juan Sanchez. We will be happy to answer your initial general questions about your application in our Recruiting Center at +49 7195 14 5497. We assure you that your application will be treated confidentially.

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG