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Project Manager (m/f/d) - high-end cable production in Cologne



NKT - Our people bring power to life

You would like to make a difference and have an impact? In a company who is a key partner in the green transformation of our society? Then join our ambitious Operations Team in a state of the art manufacturing environment in Cologne.


Can you be the interface between the production and big customer projects?

If you have technical experience within production and you are looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level, this job could be your perfect match. As the interface between production and big customer projects you will have impact far beyond the average, and you will see your personal efforts turned into highly tangible results like million Euro savings due to better overall project management. At NKT you will join a company that has pioneered the cable industry for decades and right now we are in the center of the green transition providing cables to e.g. offshore wind parks.


Ensure best utilisation of manufacturing capabilities

Basically, your job is to ensure that we utilise our production capabilities the best possible way. Working closely with the main Project Manager and project core team for the customer projects you will coordinate internal production projects as part of big system delivery contracts. These often have a life span of several years and count numerous stakeholders including various suppliers, customers and partners. You bring the production cross-organisational project overview based on your helicopter perspective within customer needs, altered deadlines etc. Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Be the customers’ first point of contact within Production
  • Create project plans for production projects – coordinated with the overall project portfolio
  • Ensure on-going follow up on milestones via a close dialogue with the production teams
  • Provide the main Project Manager in the customer projects with manufacturing budgets and forecasts
  • Initiate changes in the production flow when appropriate according to the overall project landscape
  • Create and manage documentation, reporting, best-case scenarios, summaries etc.
  • Ensure quality planning and control is initiated and processed according to customer requirements
  • Coordinate and overlook relevant Supply Chain Management activities to ensure availability of resources for dedicated projects


You will become part of our operations management team as well as our project portfolio management organisation to provide you with the necessary overview of the project landscape. Additionally, you will be part of cross-organisational projects as the Productions representative, e.g. R&D and testing You can look forward to travel 10-20 days per year to customers and project sites.


Technical education and experience from a manufacturing environment

We are looking for an outgoing and proactive profile that has the technical know-how and interpersonal skills to bridge the production environment and various business functions. This calls for your communication skills including your ability to clearly state “Why, What, Who and When”. On the technical side you must bring specific knowledge from a production environment with a 24/7schedule. You have the ability to understand implications throughout the full value chain – “if X happens, it will influence Y, Z, W meaning I need to take action…”. Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • A technical degree
  • Several years of production experience – high voltage cable knowledge will be a plus
  • Some coordination experience and strong motivation for building new skills as Project Manager
  • Good language skills in English and German
  • IT flair and motivation for learning SAP


More about us:                           

At NKT your skills, ambition and determination will contribute to connecting the world with high quality power cables driving the global transition to renewable energy. Join us and become part of an international organization founded on high ambitions, strong performance and collaboration. We have pioneered the cable industry since 1891, and today we still bring power to life. NKT employs 3.400 and operates globally with headquarter in Brøndby, Denmark.


Business Line HV Cable Solutions:

Our high voltage cables combine state-of-the-art cable design, outstanding product quality and installation engineering as well as project expertise. With clever solutions and applied knowledge from a multitude of high voltage situations and demands, we can provide cable solutions that precisely meet customer requirements



Then we are looking forward to your application (incl. salary expectations and potential starting date) via our career page. We offer a competitive comp & ben package including flexible working conditions.



Posting Date: 

Cologne, DE, 51061

Type:  Permanent

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