IT manager (m/f/o)

For almost 75 years, WEGU has been developing innovative solutions for the automobile industry. Specialising in rubber and plastic technologies, we push tomorrow’s mobility forward. As a part of the Zhongding group, we have an international presence, with 20 000 employees. With the values of a family-owned company, the flat hierarchies of a medium-scale industrial operation and the vision of a global group, we get a lot of things going. For ensuring a well-oiled IT operation, the strategic further development of the IT infrastructure and systems, continuous improvement of the IT services as well as management and development of the IT team, we have an immediate opening for a IT manager (m/f/o) for our factory in Kassel.

Job description:

  • Development and implementation of an IT strategy
  • Close co-operation with the production department to develop and implement digital solutions that optimise the production process
  • Introduction and management of technologies like IoT, automated production systems, real-time data analysis and other relevant technologies
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring the IT infrastructure
  • Selection and implementation of software solutions that are customised specifically to the requirements of the company
  • Ensuring IT security, especially in the context of networked production
  • Leading, coaching and development of the IT team
  • Generating and monitoring the IT budget
  • Management of IT projects that concentrate on the progress of digitization of the company.
  • Regular co-ordination with the company management, the production management and other relevant departments


  • Degree in the field of computer science, business informatics, production engineering or a comparable qualification
  • Several years of professional experience in a managerial IT position, ideally with the focus on production or Industry 4.0
  • In-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure, network technologies and modern production technologies
  • Experience in managing teams and in working with production departments
  • Excellent awareness of IT security standards, especially in the context of networked production
  • Excellent project management ability, for example, proven with a PMP certification
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken German and English
  • Analytical thinking ability, solution orientation and a high level of initiative
  • More in-depth knowledge or experience in the automobile sector
  • Ideally, already acquired experience in working with international teams or in multinational projects
  • A knowledge of programming languages and more advanced IT certification for cloud technologies, network technology and specific software solutions are desirable
  • Ideally, knowledge of advanced analytics
  • Experience in change management and the implementation of new technologies in production would be desirable

What we offer:

  • 30 days vacation & special holiday regulations
  • Career opportunities in an international environment
  • Further education opportunities
  • Company celebrations
  • Free parking
  • Financial security provisions with the German institutions/schemes BAV, BU, VwL
  • Holiday pay and Christmas bonus
  • Annual target agreements
  • Corporate benefits
  • Hardware leasing for private use
  • Coffee and water flat-rates
  • In-house cafeteria with subsidised food
  • Health package with a budget of 600€ per year
  • Sports events and courses
  • Bike leasing scheme

If this challenging job strikes a chord, and you want this position to be your next career move, please send your application by e-mail to with complete and detailed documents, stating your possible starting date and desired salary. We look forward to getting to know you.