Head of Product Development (m/f)

The Goldschmidt Thermit Group is a globally recognized and proven supplier of products and services for the construction, renovation, modernization and intelligent predictive maintenance of railway tracks. We are an innovative and modern, globally operating company with over 20 locations worldwide. Our group which is controlled by the holding company "Vermögensverwaltung Erben Dr. Karl Goldschmidt" was recently awarded the title "Germany's best jobs for the future". Our highly qualified employees have been transforming visions into products for more than 120 years. Become part of our team.

In Leipzig, at the earliest opportunity, for our Technology Innovation Center (TIC), we are looking for a:



  • Lead, empower and develop employees
  • Plan and control development projects 
  • Use project tools based on the stage-gate process
  • Plan and monitor development budgets
  • Implement modern methods (e.g. Agile development)
  • Support developed products up to series including documentation, state-of-the-art technology, and compliance with international standards and regulations
  • Develop pragmatic, innovative and marketable solutions and recognize trends and potential to adapt products
  • Continuously coordinate with internal network, clients, project teams and external service providers
  • Acquire customers for development projects and applications


  • University graduate in engineering (mechanical, automation or process engineering, mechatronics, toolmaking)
  • Professional experience in an industrial development team for small series development, in project-oriented special machine construction or tools & machines for international markets
  • Management experience in interdisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of project management and modern development methods
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Communication skills, network talent, confident personality with pragmatic economic thinking, and ability  to keep an overview at all times
  • Success and solution-oriented 
  • Decision-making strength
  • Realization that dead-ends/detours assist learning
  • Ability to assess what is feasible

Realize your own ideas in a dynamic, professional and international atmosphere. We can offer you an attractive working environment, continuous development through training and performance-based remuneration and other attractive employer contributions. We are looking forward to your informative application documents with details of your salary expectations and your earliest availability by email. 


Goldschmidt Thermit GmbH
Hugo-Licht-Str. 3
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0) 341 355918-0