SMS group is noted worldwide for its mechanical and plant engineering expertise, its future-oriented technologies and its excellent service for the metals industry. We use our 150 years of experience and our digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes – even outside our core business. We are the partner for demanding projects, and we support our customers during the complete lifecycle of their plants, enabling profitable and resource-saving value creation chains. We have set ourselves the task of paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry. As a global player with German roots, we take responsibility for our 14,000 employees and the society.

Become a part of our future at SMS group GmbH in Hilchenbach (near Siegen/NRW), where we're looking to recruit a

Head of heavy-duty gearboxes (m/f/d)


You will be responsible for the technical and disciplinary management, counseling and guidance of your team members; other duties include:

  • Coordination of design and order handling activities focusing on heavy-duty gearboxes and shears for the metallurgical industry
  • Responsibility for the product portfolio throughout its entire life cycle
  • Ensuring the competitiveness of the products
  • Implementation of modularization and standardization
  • Conducting negotiations with customers and suppliers in Germany and abroad
  • Defining goals for your own unit based on the corporate objectives
  • Providing support for Sales


You have a degree in engineering with a major in mechanical engineering; you should also have:

  • Several years of professional experience in design and handling of drive systems
  • Product knowledge as well as knowledge of the market environment
  • Professional and personal qualifications in the management of employees
  • Knowledge of modern project management methods
  • Extensive experience at the customer's site
  • Assertiveness, commitment and flexibility
  • Readiness to undertake business trips worldwide
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting


As an innovative and international employer, we offer a performance-oriented salary package (incl. profit sharing) and an attractive company pension scheme. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to achieve the ideal family/work life balance, e.g. with our in-house children's daycare center, flexible working hour models, and homeworking options. Click here to learn more about the benefits of working for SMS group. 

Are you keen on shaping the future with us? If so, feel free to send us your online application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Zöller.

SMS group GmbH

HR Management
Dirk Zöller
Telephone: +49 2733 29-2788