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 1.700 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 (assembly, upholstery, cut and sew and Production Schedule)
  • Performs and optimizes the work places by using lean analysing tools and workshops for the development of improving potentials such as value-adding and wasting activities, 5S, SMED, Visual management, Gemba Walks & Poka Yoke
  • Evaluates the operations for improvement and plans economical manufacturing solutions and manpower utilization to improve sales and/or profit objectives.
  • Ensures operations meet all production/customer commitments, quality standards and customer specifications as on time deliveries.
  • Develops specific production goals by prioritising, organizing, and meeting customer requirements.
  • Develops charts, KPI´s and other records in order to determine production requirements with evaluating current production goals and outputs.
  • Develops budget and approves expenditures for supplies, materials, ensuring that materials, labor, and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Initiates process improvements, cost control procedures and yield improvements to enhance the overall efficiency and cost effectiveness of production operations.
  • Maintains safe working environment for personnel by providing training, equipment or operational changes, equipment maintenance.


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 and Lean Methods and shop floor organization
  • Experience in Production 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 advantage
  • Proficient SAP User
  • Proficient MS Office
  • A proactive leader with excellent communication and analytical skills, self-driven with can do attitude. Min. 3 year of experience on similar position



  • Organized transport
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Daily meals
  • Committed team members with broad experience who share a common passion to build a world class business


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 Manager” at the same email provided above.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted!