Managing Director Deutschland

Title: Managing Director

Location: Germany

Industry: Industrial / Commercial Manufacturing

Managing Director

A Power Control Solutions Organization is looking for a Manager Director who reports to the North America – Chief Executive Officer, located in Germany. This Executive position will manage all employees located in the region, with the exception of the any special assigned employees. The ideal individual will have a firm understanding of the traditional OEM and Tier 1 automotive space as well as an equal appreciation of the non-traditional players within the growing automotive landscape. It is expected that the role has in-depth knowledge of the German automotive market and previous history of managing a German engineering product and services business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership by partnering with the Company executive management team to develop a clear three- to five-year vision for the business, communicate this vision effectively to gain the support of the staff, develop an operating plan to implement this vision, and execute the operating plan in a manner that involves and empowers the organization.

  • The Managing Director will develop a long- and short-term strategic plan to drive business growth in Germany, and then lead in delivering against both strategic and annual operating objectives.

  • Continuously examine and challenge product and service offerings in Germany, seeking innovative ways to improve, differentiate and broaden product and service offerings to introduce value to our customers.

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

  • Build a professional team to support long-term growth, and initiate and support necessary talent development strategies.

  • Encourage a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Maintain consistent and timely communications with the Company North America headquarters.

  • Supply Company headquarters with appropriate reports and analyses to monitor company performance versusplan.

  • Previous experience and a firm understanding of the traditional OEM and Tier 1 automotive space.
  • Past Managing Director or Regional Executive with significant and relevant global experience running complex global businesses that manufacture products with high engineering content for diverse applications and markets.
  • A standalone P&L owner who has managed businesses of equal or greater scale.
Driving & Managing Growth
  • Experience in growing businesses and business groups through disciplined organic and inorganic strategies.
  • History of leading growth and sustainable profitability in complex and dynamic markets.
  • Previous experience in driving exceptional growth within a German organization.
  • Talented and resilient individual who is agile and constantly looking to improve the company and possesses a balance of superior strategic and execution-oriented commercial skills.
Business Transformation
  • History of delivering market-leading growth and sustainable profitability in complex and dynamic business-to-business, multi-channel, German market.
  • Evidence of successful “breakout” initiatives that set new industry standards and customer expectations.
  • Polished and thoughtful business leader with a proven track record of success.
Education Credentials
  • An undergraduate engineering degree is required
  • M.B.A. is preferred
Written and Verbal Skills
  • Proficient English and German written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers and internal communications within Company.
  • Communication responsibilities also include delivering presentations to customers, executive management, employees, public groups.
  • Must be able to integrate well within a professional team environment – fast-paced, dynamic and results-oriented.
  • Works to achieve goals while overcoming obstacles and/or planning for contingencies.
  • Shows strong feelings (e.g. urgency) about reaching targets.
  • Checks work of self and others against required quality standards.
  • Reviews performance and progress on a regular basis to ensure team is achieving results.
  • Tests to see if goals are sufficiently challenging, and implements corrective action based on deviations.
  • Communicates new direction or changes with clear rationale and appeal.
  • Advocates for new direction and takes it on board personally, even countering conventional practice.
  • Speaks at all available opportunities about future direction.
  • Adjusts communication style to changing situations and to respond to audience concerns (including culture, background or style).
  • Energizing, engaging leader who motivates others toward progress and performance.
  • Passionate communicator with a high degree of emotional intelligence who can articulate a vision and sustain excitement about the Company opportunities, while being transparent and direct about its challenges and weaknesses.
  • Perceived as low-ego and genuine, effortlessly generating trust and followership across internal and external stakeholders.
  • Inflexible on matters of integrity, safety, ethics, compliance and a healthy and diverse work environment.
  • Hands-on, out-of-the-box thinker and a charismatic leader with a collaborative leadership style, with empathy and a clear ability to empower the organization and ensure open and transparent communication between all levels and departments.
  • Entrepreneurial leader who drives results and seizes opportunities with a customer-focused mindset. 
  • Structured and organized but not a “micromanager”; strategic decision-maker able to delegate.
  • High comfort level with extensive travel on a national and international basis for business meetings, customer presentations, and executive management related programs and activities.


  • Drive growth while improving earnings and cash flow; enhance margins.
  • Grow faster than the market, as certain key sectors return to a growth mode.
  • Build a strong leadership team with various types of expertise that can scale easily as the business grows.

Compensation / Salary

  • Very lucrative and competitive base salary + LTI and Bonus
  • Valued Health, Financial and Vacation/Holiday benefits
  • Outstanding company culture and multi cross-functional relationships