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Head of OE Advanced Products (f/m/d)

Location: Sindelfingen office, Germany


Are you ready to shape tomorrow’s world with us? Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational business of our global Advanced Products organizational entity (focusing on automotive, marine and large engine sensor systems, and the joining solutions business). Your remit will include business development, product management, and sales. As a member of Kistler’s Executive Committee, you will drive the business strategy for our OE Advanced Products ahead with the goals of increasing profitability and boosting growth.

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Head of OE Advanced Products (f/m/d)

Your mission:
You will steer Kistler’s growth in close collaboration with your colleagues on the Executive Committee, and you will lead the development of our OE Advanced Products Business.


Your responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic governance at overall company level 
  • Shape the strategy for our OE Advanced Products
  • Lead the global organizational entity at both strategic and operational levels
  • Drive Kistler’s market leadership in the main markets, and identify potential new market /application segments worldwide
  • Push account management
  • Lead, motivate and inspire a global team 
  • Drive key projects ahead
  • Foster the ongoing development and commitment of Kistler’s employees
  • Act as a trusted partner to the CEO and executive peers on strategic business issues such as market and business development, product management, and sales 


Your qualifications:

  • Higher technical degree in automotive or mechanical engineering 
  • 5+ years of senior management experience as leader of a global sales and business development organization in the automotive market
  • M&A experience, especially integration of new businesses
  • Global mentality and in-depth knowledge of local markets and cultures in China and the USA
  • Excellent network of relevant decision-makers (e.g. in the EV sector)
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and engage cross-functional/cross-cultural teams, combined with excellent communication and effective presentation skills 
  • Fully fluent in both written and spoken German and English; knowledge of any other languages is an asset

We look forward to receiving your complete application (CV, reference letters, diplomas/certificates) via our online career tool. A motivational letter is optional.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Hartwig Schulze, Head of HR Germany, at +49 7031 3090 158 or +49170 7814964 (mobile) or
We are only considering direct applications for this position.
The Kistler Group is the world market leader in dynamic measurement technology. As a key player in the ongoing development of megatrends such as emission reduction, quality control, mobility, and vehicle safety, we deliver top performance for a sustainable world. By pushing the boundaries of what is possible together, we enable our customers to innovate, progress and grow, and create ideal conditions for Industry 4.0.

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