Production and Logistics manager

Активни огласи од Киел Македонија ДООЕЛ Желино:


Kiel Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of passenger seating systems for buses and rail vehicles on the local, regional and intercity level.

Within its companies located in Germany, Poland, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, France, USA and Russia and with round 1.200 employees, Kiel is a strong and reliable partner to satisfy the needs of its customers.

Around the globe, Kiel is acknowledged for its high-quality products, unrivaled expertise, know-how and its dedicated workforce. With the new company “Kiel Macedonia”, located in Zhelino (Tetovo), Kiel will continue its engagement for their customers, by producing seats for buses and railway.

For our branch in Zhelino, we are looking for a talented, experienced and initiative personality in the following position:





  • Directs and coordinates the activities of all blue and white collar employees engaged in the  field of production and logistics (Assembly, Cut and Sew, Industrial Engineering, Procurement and Logistics)
  • Evaluating operations for improvement to optimize equipment capacity or manpower utilization to improve sales and/or profit objectives.
  • Develops specific production goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and meet customer requirements.
  • Develops charts, KPI´s and other records and reports in order to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production goals and outputs.
  • Develops budgets and approves expenditures for supplies, and materials, ensuring that materials, labor, and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Monitors the production run to make sure that it stays on schedule and correct any problems that may arise.
  • Ensuring operations meet all production/customer commitments, quality standards and customer specifications.
  • Initiating process improvements, cost control procedures and yield improvements to enhance the overall efficiency and cost effectiveness of production operations.
  • Development of internal logistic concepts (material staging, supermarkets, efficient logistic routes and layout planning)
  • Develop JIT-Systems (Supermarkets, Kanban, e-Kanban, misc)
  • Visual Management, Shop floor Management, Gemba-Walks, 5-S
  • Preparation and monitoring Business plans together with the Finance Department  
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for personnel by providing training, equipment or operation changes, equipment maintenance, and meetings on safety.


Requirements and qualifications:

  • BSC / Master in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering or BSC/ Master degree in Business Administration
  • Minimum 5 years expertise in the area of corporate planning / Production Management
  • Experience in the Production activities such as planning, procurement and shop floor tools
  • Experience in Logistics activities such as cost optimization and increasing picking efficiency.
  • Experience in optimization projects required
  • Familiar with quality tools such as 8D reports
  • Good knowledge, experience in the application of lean methods required such as push & pull, KANBAN, misc.
  • Excellent English (spoken and written), German will be considered as an advanage
  • Proficient SAP User
  • Proficient MS Office
  • Our manager would be a proactive leader with excellent communication and analytical skills, self-driven with can do attitude.


Our offer:

Of course, we offer a compensation package that matches your qualifications. More importantly, we offer you a work environment that gives you the opportunity to steadily further develop. You will work in different projects. You and your manager regularly reflect on and make plans for your development and interests. Kiel is international and inclusive organization where it is easy to connect with colleagues.


Further information and application:

You are welcome to contact us on for further information about the position. Please send your application in English with notice for the position “Production and Logistics Manager” before November 26th 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.