Festo is an independent family business with around 20,100 employees and is a global leader in automation technology. We are looking for managers who promote and decide, create trust and connect: People. Markets. Passions. And thus help set the pace for our success. Apply now! Together, we keep the world moving. Welcome to Festo.

Head of Development Product Line Controls (m/f/d)

Your job:

  • Disciplinary management of the product development of the Controls product line within the Electric Automation business unit
  • Responsibility for the development of innovative, cost-efficient and high-quality network and control products at the development locations in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and China
  • Technical responsibility for the aforementioned product portfolio over the entire product life cycle - in particular for series products as well as for customer-specific solutions - in close coordination with product line management
  • Ensuring the innovative design of the product portfolio by using the latest technologies in the areas of electronics, software & functional safety
  • Realisation of the product portfolio in close, integrative cooperation with product management, operations, the project office and product line management
  • Continuous further development of the development teams with regard to technical qualification and modern, efficient development methods and processes


Your qualification:

  • Successfully completed technical degree, e.g. in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a comparable degree
  • Experience in managing executives in an international corporate environment, ideally in the area of product development
  • Budget responsibility
  • Several years of professional experience in the development of electronic systems with a high software content - from the product idea to series maturity
  • Very good German and English skills, both written and spoken 
  • Strongly developed methodological skills and the ability to strategically and systematically develop the product portfolio for which you are responsible
  • Empathy, ability to deal with conflict and decision-making skills
  • High level of assertiveness coupled with the ability to cooperate
  • Passion for technical innovations combined with the ability to inspire
  • Willingness to travel


 You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being


You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.


Contact person: Caroline Duchon, +49(711)347-56698

Reference code: 10170

Company:  Festo SE & Co. KG

Esslingen, DE, 73734

We look forward to your application!