Consulting Team Lead – Digital Manufacturing (m/f/d)

July 13, 2021

Want to redefine how entire industries work by leveraging IoT, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0? Would you like to be part of the success of a digital solution which will revolutionize manufacturing process to improve shopfloor performance? If your answer is a big yes, you should continue reading!

With HQ in Berlin, FactoryPal is a recently established corporate Start-Up – with additional locations in Porto/Portugal and Green Bay/USA. The new venture is poised to become the leading end to end IoT solution for machine efficiency and equipment effectiveness. The digitally enabled solution is not just completely reshaping, how companies produce and elevate their efficiency levels, but at the same time is fundamentally augmenting the way how manufacturing employees do their job.

We are data scientists, engineers, designers, IIoT experts, product managers, and manufacturing operations consultants. We are a team, united by our shared ambition: revolutionize manufacturing and transform the way it is done to ensure smooth operations.

Become part of an amazing journey and successfully accompany our customers in their Digital Factory efforts!


You are responsible to lead FactoryPal's digital manufacturing projects and you are accountable to drive significant OEE improvements jointly with and for our customers. You are the point-of-contact between our customers - leading manufacturing companies - and FactoryPal, leading operational excellence / lean process programs underpinned by cutting-edge smart manufacturing solutions. In this role, you report to the Vice President Operations and jointly with him and the Operations Leadership Team you develop the scope and depth of the consulting offering.

  • You and your team unlock the full potential of process improvements by consequently combining lean management with data & tech-driven process optimization based on FactoryPal's shop-floor apps.
  • You deliver Digital Manufacturing projects in time, budget and quality through a project excellence approach.
  • You acquire, onboard, and guide FactoryPal's customers and their digitization initiatives in the manufacturing industry – from the Factory leadership up to C-Level contacts.
  • You create and sustain deep and trustworthy relationships with your customer counterparts in Operations & Technology leadership roles – e.g. Operations Directors, Technology Directors, Factory Leaders – while you also easily maneuver in a shopfloor environment.
  • You pragmatically bridge the gap between factory team requirements and the product and development teams to strategically form the product roadmap based on your deep and broad Operations Management expertise.
  • You build, collaborate and orchestrate highly-innovative, multidisciplinary teams to validate innovative concepts and digital solutions being developed for the factory shop-floor.
  • You act as FactoryPal’s consulting thought-leader, facilitating the development and improvement of processes and methodology while also driving the sharing of best-practices across consulting teams and the organization.


  • You have a master’s degree in business administration, Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.
  • You have grown your leadership, managerial and content skills successfully in a consulting environment or a similar technology-driven business transformation context for more than 5 years and have led and developed teams for more than 3 years.
  • You have taken leadership responsibility for an organization / team in a Consulting or an Operations environment before and represent key success factors to build and grow an organization in every step you take.
  • You delivered successfully business transformation programs with a budget / contract value of €3-6M in a leadership position, taking accountability and responsibility to deliver promised results and business value.
  • You know what it takes to conduct and share results from performance reviews for your programs/projects or team/organization in aboard setting.
  • You have succeeded in process improvement, lean consulting, and operational excellence initiatives in the production/manufacturing environment - ideally, with a focus on process industry and continuous manufacturing.
  • You have a proven track record in applying methodologies such as lean management, kaizen, 6S or continuous improvement and combining them with the latest tech trends & developments in lean & process consulting, industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing.
  • Your experience grants you a solid understanding of systems, processes, and technologies on the shop floor.
  • You thrive for Operational Excellence and pair it with a deep interest in IoT, industrial automation, digital production, smart manufacturing and industry 4.0.
  • Your strong communication skills allow you to easily share technical concepts to business & customer stakeholders at all levels.
  • You are ready to quickly take on increased responsibility in the Operations leadership team as we grow and develop the business.
  • You easily apply Office productivity and communication tools such as Office 365, Slack, and Miro.
  • Your English is fluent and you speak at least one other European language.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a well-funded corporate Start-Up with a competitive advantage derived from market access of our mother company Körber
  • Exposure to the hottest IT technologies, like AI/ML, Cloud and Industrial IoT
  • Challenging role with lots of opportunities to grow fast & steadily - as an expert and as an entrepreneur
  • Development opportunity in a group of professionals, who joined from top tier start-up, industry and consulting companies and an education from top tier universities
  • Offices in prime working locations and technology hotspots such as Berlin and Porto
  • Hands-On shopfloor experience in the manufacturing environment with travel opportunities - local and global
  • An agile, inspiring, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and innovative work environment
  • A competitive salary & benefits package - incl. 30 days vacation and dedicated training budget
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