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Head of Process Optimization (m/f/d)

At CARIAD, we're bundling and further expanding the Volkswagen Group's software expertise. We're uniting over 6,500 global experts to build a scalable technology stack, including a software platform, unified electronic architecture and reliable connection to the automotive cloud. Our CARIDIANS are developing vehicle functions such as driver assistance systems, a next-generation infotainment platform, power electronics and charging technology, and digital services in and around the vehicle.

Our software can already be found in Volkswagen ID. models and will soon power Audi and Porsche vehicles with the E3 1.2 platform in 2024.

It's no easy task, but with experts like you, we can shape the future of mobility. Join us at CARIAD and be part of this exciting journey!


Within the department of "PMT - Processes, Methods and Tools (TZ)" we promote the paradigm change from classic vehicle development to agile software development, and strengthen the sense of a common development across all organizational departments. For this purpose, TZ provides compliant process and method reference models as well as consistent toolchains, and we empower every employee to focus on creating value for our customers.


  • Leading the CARIAD process optimization program in the R&D area
  • Setup of a project steering to drive, track, and report all identified efficiency measures
  • Identification, evaluate and track of efficiency measures that optimize the R&D processes, methods and tools
  • Partnering and Stakeholder management within all management levels in CARIAD and the VW Group
  • Fostering the exchange with experts and a wider audience through communications, training, and marketing
  • Ensuring fiscal impact of efficiency measures
  • Ensuring technical fit of the efficiency measures within the CARIAD process, method, and tool landscape
  • Leadership for the Process Optimization Team within TZ and also the technical leadership for the entire project team cross functional


  • Successfully completed studies in an engineering or business management area with at least 10years of professional experience
  • Proven track record in process and cost optimization / efficiency programs within the software industry
  • Expertise in modernization and harmonization of working methods, e.g., introduction of automation
  • Outstanding and proven modern leadership skills for own teams as well as cross functional and agile teams
  • You know how to harmonize different requirements in a successful way across corporate units and also in international contexts.
  • You possess strong intercultural skills to manage multiple stakeholders worldwide
  • You are process oriented and result driven
  • Familiar with all relevant development and decision making processes of Volkswagen Group entities is a plus
  • Passion for the tech industry and transformation as well as profound cross-industrial understanding of trends, technology and mobility market
  • Innovative, bold and open mindset to permanently challenge and readjust our cutting-edge strategy and software stack
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Remote work options
  • Temporary work from abroad in selected countries
  • Flextime / optional working hours
  • Company pension plan
  • Annual professional development
  • Sabbatical option up to 6 months
  • 30 days paid + 10 days unpaid leave
  • Possibility for VW Group car leasing
  • If you have further questions about the candidate journey at CARIAD, please contact us: careers@cariad.technology

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Head of Process Optimization (m/f/d)

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