Internal job opening 6/11/2024

Job-ID 2024-0242

In the global support function Research and Development, we are looking for someone for the are Flat Rolling Technology (RDF) for Hilchenbach or Mönchengladbach as

General Manager Flat Rolling Technology (f/m/d)

Your tasks

You are responsible for leading the Flat Rolling Technology department within the central R&D global support function (GSF) of the SMS group. The area includes Flat Rolling Technology for Hot Rolling and Cold Rolling plants / products. The role has a global and international standing, covering whole SMS group. You will be responsible for a potentially international department, with resources located in different entities and countries.

You are working in close alignment with the Center of Excellence Flat Products (CoE FR), globally responsible for all Flat Rolling related products and plants, and particularly with the Technology Department within the CoE.

Your area of responsibility covers:

  • detailed understanding and the description of the technological process for flat rolling (hot and cold rolling)
  • development of the area specific technological models, in cooperation with other departments within the SMS group (specifically RDZ, FRE and SX)
  • development and implementation of an area specific rolling technology innovation strategy in cooperation with CoE FR
  • process evaluation with regard to function and economic efficiency (total cost of ownership)
  • support and execution of RD projects for the specific expertise area
  • support of customer sales and project execution activities
  • support of technological commissioning and rolling process optimization at site, when required
  • represent SMS technological know-how in the specific product area, via publications, participations at fairs and conferences as well as in international associations, where appropriate;
  • establishment of an international technological setup
  • methodical support of the FR related divisions and companies

Your profile

You have successfully completed a master technical degree or Ph.D and have a strong passion for flat rolling technology and process as well as for innovation.

What is important to us:

  • several years of experience in flat rolling area (hot and/or cold) in technological and/or process related roles
  • several years of experience in disciplinary management roles
  • entrepreneurial and cooperative thinking and acting
  • habit to working within an international setup and with international teams as well as customers
  • correspondingly ability to work in a team, with high level of commitment and flexibility, within an international and cross-company setup;
  • ideally: knowledge of SMS at local and/or international level 
  • strongyl preferred: significant field (site) experience
  • structured, independent way of working, strong analytical skills, economically focused and goal-oriented thinking and acting
  • confident demeanor and the ability to present complex technical issues in an understandable manner
  • very good English skills, both spoken and written

Salary level



Interested employees are kindly asked to apply preferably through our internal career portal on the intranet. However, you can also submit a written application (short cover letter, curriculum vitae in tabular form) stating the job posting number to HR Management (HRM).

SMS group GmbH

HR Management
Hien Thai-Nguyen
Telephone: +491629058402

Notice till: 6/25/2024