BIRKENSTOCK is a global footwear brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 4,300 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 13 locations in Germany, with company headquarters in Neustadt (Wied) and privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.

For our division Global Sourcing and Purchasing, at our location in Köln we are looking for a


Product Implementation Manager (m/w/d)


• Your job at Birkenstock is to oversee the product development (from prototyping to the final good), make our products market-ready, organize production projects, and implement running changes in product development.

• To this end, you coordinate and monitor requirements and activities of all involved units (e. g. Product Engineering, Sourcing, Product & Quality Management) and make sure that clearances/approvals are given on time.

• Furthermore, you ensure efficient communication between all parties including suppliers, organise meetings and make sure that relevant informations are transparent and available.

• Last but not least, you are responsible for controlling and reporting regarding product development (e. g. adherence to delivery, feasability and SAP-mapping).



• Degree in footwear technology or textile management

• Several years of relevant work experience in product and production management; ideally in fashion/consumer good production

• Team player with excellent communication and time management skills, hands-on mentality and pragmatism

• Fluent in English

• Likes traveling and working with IT (especially SAP)



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further question, please contact Marc Endert +49 2683 9359 1656.

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