BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle 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 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.

For our division Quality Management at our location in cologne we are looking for a


Quality Manager (m/f/d) material and accessories



  • You ensure that our requirements for synthetic / coated for material and accessories are met by the suppliers
  • The optimization of  existing standards and identification, definition and implementation of new standards is part of your area of responsibility as well
  • You focus on the management of suppliers and support the quality-team within the choice of new suppliers and development of existing suppliers in quality and process stability
  • As interface you will work closely with different departments like quality management or production
  • You conduct supplier audits and identify opportunities to improve quality


  • Graduation in product and process engineering with a focus on Coated Materials processing and shoe technology
  • Several years of experience of technical development in all aspects of textile fabrication or process technology with extensive knowledge of footwear materials (especially leather and fabrics)
  • Experience in quality assurance and control
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, SAP and databases
  • You are fluent in English. Speaking German or another language is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel
  • Organizational talent with an innovative, flexible mindset, hands-on mentality and strong communication skills



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 questions, please contact Desirée Stahlschmidt null.

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