Manager Factory and Supply Chain Planning (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

You will work at one of the center points of our evolving and scaling Supply Chain division helping to drive Volocopter's future and day-to-day effectiveness. You will work closely with the entire Supply Chain Leadership Team to plan and prepare the production environment for all current and upcoming products. 

  • (Coordination/ supervision of) Planning and set-up of production sites until handover to Operations in strong cooperation with Team Manufacturing Engineering and Team Infrastructure.
  • Transformation of manufacturing processes into functional production systems.
  • (Coordination/ supervision of) Integration projects for new technologies or products in running production sites.
  • Participation in defining and driving the long-term supply chain strategy at Volocopter.
  • Identification of optimization potentials in existing production systems and derivation of improvement projects.
  • Ensure Supply Chain projects are managed on time and on target and drive day to day decision-making within the Supply Chain Division.
  • Organization of project management of ongoing projects and development of reporting and project tracking tools.
  • Initiate and independently research complex information requests, gather, analyze and summarize data for projects and reports, prepare the materials and determine method of presentation.
  • Coordinate and run meetings with various internal and external parties.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Production & Logistics or similar.
  • Relevant work experience in Factory Planning and Production realization, Consulting, Strategy, Project Management or similar fields.
  • Team player and excellent organizational and implementation power.
  • Strong communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Showing initiative, enjoying accountability, having a solution-oriented way of working and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent English and German, both written and spoken.


Preferred skills:

  • Excellent analysis and evaluation skills with a drive to challenge the status quo.
  • High level of flexibility and efficiency.
  • Basic understanding of aviation from either field of production, maintenance or operation.
  • Basic understanding of automotive industry from either field of factory or production planning, logistics or lean management.


Additional Information

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

Manager Factory and Supply Chain Planning (m/f/d)

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