Strategic Product Manager - Digital Lean Production (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Cologne/Hybrid

What you will do
In this cross-divisional function bridging the Product Management, Growth, and Customer Success Teams, you will spearhead our product strategy for our SaaS product IQA. Leveraging your profound expertise in production management and lean manufacturing, you will collaborate closely with the C-Level and founders to shape critical business strategies. As a Strategic Product Manager, you will:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on lean manufacturing and production management, driving strategic product initiatives to define innovative features and shape the product roadmap alongside the Product Team
  • Assist the Growth Team with identifying and approaching customers, partners, and projects, fostering sustainable business growth
  • Shepherd customer projects from the first software demo to roll out while building strong and trusted relationships with the customers
  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of our competitors and the broader market landscape, providing invaluable insights to refine our product strategy
  • Maintain a proactive presence with customers, identifying latent needs, and translating them into actionable enhancements and customer-centric workflows

What we expect from you
  • Several years of experience in production management, lean manufacturing, or similar in discrete manufacturing industries. Some experience with Product Management is highly appreciated. 
  • Strong relationship-building skills, outgoing and communicative personality, ideally with an active, existing network in the industry
  • Enthusiasm to drive the transformation to sustainable manufacturing with our digital solution IQA
  • Strong customer and sales focus to achieve the best results both for the customer and ONIQ
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (preferably with a focus on production management) or a related technical field
  • Excellent language skills (English and German C1)
  • Willingness to occasionally travel for customer meetings or industry events
What we offer
  • We work differently, we highly value transparency, integrity and authenticity. We trust and respect each other, which leads to a very collaborative working environment where we ensure that everyone can contribute ideas and decisions are made based on competency.
  • We are agile and fast paced, you will have the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as you want to and go beyond your job description to push your personal and our progress. 
  • We truly care about work culture and make it a priority by regularly spending time reflecting on our teamwork, by actively committing work time to keep our strong team spirit and by incorporating activities into the workday to create balance.
  • We contribute to fighting climate change by helping our industrial manufacturing customers reduce their carbon emissions with our products, by being aware of our own environmental impact and by being carbon neutral as a company.
  • All other benefits that make work more pleasant like flexible hours, part-time options, possibility to work remote, regular team events and offsites, 30 days PTO, weekly yoga sessions etc.
How to apply
We'd love for you to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Please use our job portal for your application, we are looking forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please contact us at
About us
ONIQ has set out to enable the transformation of manufacturing to a sustainable and efficient tomorrow. With our software we help industrial companies to produce more efficiently and conserve resources while becoming more agile and cost-efficient at the same time.
At ONIQ, we are proud of our corporate culture. We work according to the principles of “new work” and believe that outstanding performance is based on team spirit, opportunities for growth and mutual support. 

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