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. Currently, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer and 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 production team at our location in Pasewalk, we are looking for a

Head (m/f/d) of Production PU


  • Managing the production area PU (Polyurethane) incl. staff planning for a 3-shift schedule 
  • Monitoring, planning and optimizing the production in terms of machine availability, quality, and quantity
  • Optimizing workflows with MTM
  • Ensuring smooth production processes, taking into account cost, capacity and quality criteria
  • Capacity planning and key figure monitoring
  • Planning and optimizing resources and material expenses
  • Ensuring that quality standards are met
  • Close cooperation with the engineering, planning, logistics and quality management departments as well as the maintenance teams
  • Responsible for workplace health and safety 
  • Lead, coach and develop team members



  • Degree in mechanical engineering / production engineering, industrial engineering or similar vocational training with relevant professional experience in PU- related processes 
  • Several years of experience in the management of an industrial PU- production, in production 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
  • Fluent in German and English, Polish is an advantage
  • 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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