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 Mönchengladbach, where we're looking for a

Industrial Data Analyst & Scientist (m/f/d)


You will be responsible for the analysis and identification of opportunities and challenges within our Audit/Consulting- and Operational Business, your tasks will include:

  • Contribute and execute strategic performance based customer audits - also on-site worldwide
  • Development of the data analytic standard of customer audits for new and ongoing operations
  • A strong focus on value stream, (plant) performance, processes, planning, logistic & quality
  • Development of SMART KPI tracking and monitoring dashboards, balanced scorecards, visualizations and reports
  • Perform data based As-Is status reports and gap analytics as well as data based solutions
  • Provide expert knowledge for data integration and correct analytical and statistical methods
  • Drive company’s mindset towards continuous improvement, data based decision making and intelligent operated excellence


You have a degree in data science, industrial engineering and come along with these additional important skills and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar position, preferably in the industrial environment in the steel industry
  • Experience in the data science cycle:
  •  data-mining, cleaning, exploration, evaluation, modeling, visualization, interpretation in an industrial environment
  • Proven experience in tracking, reporting and visualization of daily production, processes and related peripheral data
  • Mindset and passion for continuous improvement and data based decision making
  • Strong ability in business/production/process and maintenance data analytics (analytical statistics) and visualizations (descriptive statistics)
  • Comprehension for:
    • OEE and value stream mapping and calculations
    • Univariate and bivariate data analytics
    • dash boarding (e.g. Power BI)
    • benchmarking
    • modelling, prediction and simulations
    • SQL, R, Python
    • statistical software (e.g. JMP, Minitab)
    • Reliability & lifetime analytics
  • Very good communication skills
  • Fluent command of spoken and written English and knowledge of another foreign language would be an advantage
  • Proven ability to work in a team, motivate others, and take responsibility
  • Willingness to undertake worldwide travel

Certifications in: Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Reliability is definitely a Plus.


As an innovative and international employer, we offer you a performance-oriented salary package and 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. Spitzer.

SMS group GmbH
HR Management
Simon Spitzer
Telephone: +49 2161 350-2813