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 5,200 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. We combine tradition with trend awareness, innovation with experience and growth with responsibility. We are growing: At the end of 2022, we will open a new, state-of-the-art plant in Pasewalk, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This is our solid commitment to Germany as a production site. Our new plant will become our centre of excellence for EVA/PU. The production of our synthetic and outdoor sandals is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023. We care: In Pasewalk, we follow the principle that growth can also be sustainable; we focus on energy efficiency, the use of renewable energies, the highest energy building standards, recyclable and low-CO2 building materials and green roofs.


For our Team, at our location in Pasewalk we are looking for a

First Line Manager (m/f/d) Shoe Technician


  • Managing and leading staff, disciplinary and technically
  • Implementing the planned production program for manufacturing
  • Ensuring a high level of plant availability as well as best capacity utilization in compliance with the quality standards and in cooperation with our production management
  • Creating production orders, monitoring and adjusting orders (if necessary), and controlling order completion
  • Coordinating the daily schedule with the production department
  • Planning of compensatory measures if required
  • Evaluating and reporting on order fulfillment
  • Maintenance of the disposition parameters in the ERP system
  • Capacity requirements planning (CRP) for production equipment
  • Identification and reporting of problems in order to achieve the objectives, problem solving within the scope of capabilities.



  • Degree in footwear manufacturing / technology or comparable vocational training with further professional training
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role in the PU industry, in manufacturing engineering as well as in production planning and staff management
  • Practiced in lean management
  • Experience in the application and implementation of MTM
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Willingness to travel regularly
  • Strong organizational and coordinating skills with good commercial awareness




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!


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