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Position has responsibility to define and successfully implement a long-term production concept that supports to produce the right models in a highly utilized and efficient plant.
The position requires a high degree of collaboration with stakeholders of Project Management, Planning, Logistics, Pilot Hall, Manufacturing, R&D, Purchasing, Finance and the Product Line.
In this position you report to the Director of Project Managment.


Production Concept

  • Develop a plant production strategy. Define and track measures for its implementation.
  • Evaluate the optimum product portfolio for the plant and actively drive relevant decision making
  • Define, continuously update and improve overall plant capacity and plant efficiency
  • Develop measures to reduce plant costs and minimize capital investment required
  • Ensure optimization of manufacturing flow and manufacturing depth
  • Coordinate design for manufacturing and value engineering ideas with R&D (until Milestone PM)
  • Ensure synergies and alignment with other vehicle projects through benchmarking
  • Create line layouts and pre-planning discussions
  • Align activities with relevant stakeholders in Chattanooga Operations, North America Region, China, and Wolfsburg

Planning Round

  • Evaluate and compile initiatives for future product portfolio scenarios.
  • Support activities and evaluations for the VW-Planungsrunde (in cooperation with CF-C and PMP-W)
  • Initiate and check plausibility of relevant evaluations and feasibility studies
  • Create budgetary estimates for new projects
  • Develop ramp up curves to support new product launches while maintaining production requirements
  • Generate shift model scenarios to support production changes and future changes in automotive industry
  • Support strategic discussions for North America Region(NAR) manufacturing facilities and potential partnerships
  • Support activities concerning incentive packages for new products and facilities in Chattanooga
  • Track and align evaluations and feasibility studies


  • Ensure synergies and alignment with other vehicle projects
  • Support the improvement of Project Management maturity within VWGoA
  • Identify and mitigate project risks 
  • Coordinate and organize status meetings with Executive Stakeholders (PSC, Pilothall, Launchteam)
  • Drive and synchronize activities with VW-Headquarter in WOB
  • Implement Project Management activities within the project (meeting preparation, documentation, follow-ups)
  • Provide clear input to the project team and ensure efficient collaboration
  • Track invest, plant costs and launch costs including alignment before submission
  • Compile project information for VW project committees 
  • Control project performance (cost, quality, time) to support project implementation within the approved budget
  • Represent Production in NAR Product Team, Produkt Klausur, and other product related meetings



  • 5-10 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Leadership skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a Business related field of study, or equivalent relavent experience 
  • Extensive understanding of planning and production processes
  • Cross functional understanding and experience throughout the product development process
  • Knowledge and work experience with other regions
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experience with business case justification, presentation, and approval


  • Experience and leadership skills in matrix organizations
  • Advanced degree
  • Project Management certification (PMP, PRINCE2)
  • Knowledge and work experience with VW
  • German language skills
  • Automotive manufacturing experience
  • Experience in technical project management with projects >100M

Scope and Magnitude

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