Digital Manufacturing Project Manager (m/f/d)

July 6, 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, Green Bay/USA and Lucca/Italy. 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!

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You are responsible to lead FactoryPal's digital manufacturing consulting work and drive significant OEE improvements jointly with and for our customers. You are the point-of-contact between our customers - leading manufacturing companies in the paper converting industry - and FactoryPal and you implement operational excellence / lean process programs underpinned by cutting-edge smart manufacturing solutions.

Being part of our FactoryPal Lucca Hub, you are responsible to manage and deliver internal projects in very close collaboration with Körber Tissue – a world-leading tissue machine manufacturer. Jointly we will develop an integrated solution offering for our customers and create seamlessly integrated operational processes for a leading customer experience.

In this role, you report to FactoryPal’s Vice President Operations and the Operations Leadership Team. You also work in close collaboration and alignment with the Chief Digital Officer of Körber Tissue and his team.

  • You unlock the full potential of process improvements by combining lean management with data & tech-driven process optimization based on FactoryPal's shop-floor apps.
  • You deliver Digital Manufacturing projects to our customers in time, budget and quality through a project excellence approach.
  • You create and sustain deep and trustworthy relationships with your customer counterparts in Operations & Technology leadership roles, while you also easily maneuver in a shopfloor environment.
  • You deliver internal projects with our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) KörberTissue to improve customer onboarding processes, align product development –software, machines, hardware – on both sides and create valuable new digital solution offerings applying customer centric methodologies like Design Thinking
  • You develop and own the product roadmap for the combined digital solution offerings of FactoryPal and Körber Tissue and work in close collaboration with product owners as well as engineering, data science, business and design from both sides.
  • You continuously improve the product through customer & user feedback and track, measure, analyze and communicate the product success with relevant KPIs
  • You are the single-point-of-contact between FactoryPal and Körber Tissue and as such lead joint project activities from the perspective of a digital solutions provider and track and report progress up to C-Level management of the Körber Group.


  • 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 or operations 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 know what it takes to conduct and share results from performance reviews for your programs/projects or team/organization in a board 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.
  • 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.
  • You have experience in developing and scaling digital products (high-product complexity e.g. Big Data, Process Modelling, etc.) based on Design Thinking principles. 
  • You gained in-depth working knowledge of agile development methodologies and scrum principles 
  • 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 FactoryPal team as we grow and develop the business.
  • You easily apply office productivity and communication tools e.g. Office 365, Slack, Miro.
  • Your English and Italian are fluent, skills in other European languages are a plus.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a well-funded corporate Start-Up with an unfair 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 - 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
  • 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. 33 days of vacation and dedicated training budget
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