Team Lead (f/m/d) Pyroprocessing

For our department Competence Center Cement AEM (Africa-Eastern Meditarranean Basin) we are seeking to recruit a Team Lead (f/m/d) Pyroprocessing.

In this role you will be reponsible for the management of the existing Pyroprocessing team, support and consultant cement plants and work on (non-)investment projects.

You will directly report to the position Head of Operational Excellence. The position is located in Heidelberg, Germany.

Your next challenge

  • Management of the Pyroprocess team:
    • Managing and guiding the team with high productivity, efficiency, and service quality
    • Optimal assignment of work to employees and optimization of workflows
  • Support and consult cement plants in the field of production optimization and process engineering:
    • Conduct and lead OpEx audits (Heat and Mass Balance)
    • Follow latest state of the art technology in the field of cement kilns process and its adaptation in work with special focus on kiln, preheater, clinker cooler, fabric filters and alternative fuel burning
    • Lead projects related to Digitalization, Expert system, CO2 emission reduction techniques, waste heat recovery systems and Calcined clay technology
    • Support plants in process troubleshooting, leading performance tests and plant audits
  • Work on investment and non-investment projects:
    • Feasibility / profitability study (IRR, NPV, EVA)
    • General process design engineering and review 
    • Lead and participate in commissioning and performance testing
  • Support Master and Capex plans
  • Support acquisition projects by evaluating cement plants and supporting technical due diligence
  • Support and fertilize group-wide knowledge management in the field of production and process engineering including sharing of best practices and preparing guidelines
  • Conduct training of plant personnel regarding process, plant equipment, operation, and optimization

Your profile

  • Education
    • University degree in engineering (mining, chemical, process, mechanical, chemistry)
  • Experience
    • Minimum 14 years professional experience in the cement industry, with an international/intercultural background, preferably in managing positions in cement plants or a corporate organization supporting plants in process/product optimization
  • Specific Knowledge
    • Solid Knowledge of clinker manufacturing pyro-process and relevant equipment. Clinker and cement chemistry knowledge would be an advantage
    • Hands on Expert systems, CO2 emission reduction techniques, Calcined clay technology and Waste Heat Recovery systems
    • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, ability to analyse problems and select proper corrective actions
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and high ethical values
    • Willingness to extensively travel abroad
    • Fluent in English, French language would be an advantage

Our offer

We are convinced that only those who successfully realize their personal goals can also fully contribute professionally. That's why we offer you attractive benefits, such as:
  • Attractive compensation including Christmas and vacation bonuses
  • Flexible working time models
  • Mobile working within Germany on up to three days per week
  • 30 vacation days plus additional special vacation days
  • Individual onboarding with participation in the buddy program
  • Support for advanced training and continuing education
  • Company health management (various company sports groups, health and prevention campaigns, company doctor)
  • Ergonomic workstations with height-adjustable desks
  • Canteen with discounted and healthy meals
  • Employer-sponsored company pension plan
  • Attractive conditions and discounts at our cooperation partners (gyms, banks, online stores, etc.)
  • Job ticket

We look forward to receiving your online application!

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Job description

  • Professional

    Entry level

  • Heidelberg, Germany


  • Full time


  • Engineering


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Lara Janna Pasaric
Group Human Resources
Talent Acquisition & Active Sourcing Expert