Trainee in our Global Cut, Edge and Fit Operations-Team (f/m/x)


You want to do exciting work and assume responsibility for your own projects starting from day one – all geared to a clear target role? Then join our 15-month Global Graduate Program as of October 1st 2021 and shape the future of ZEISS.

We at ZEISS Vision Care uniquely enable better vision for consumers worldwide. High-quality lenses and innovative technologies and tools for eye care professionals are the passions of the teams.

Our manufacturing processes are constantly facing the greatest challenges with the highly specific requirements of our customers. One of our core processes at the highest level is the cut, edge and fit process, i.e. the individual shaping and fitting of our lenses into a wide variety of frames. Leading quality, best service, flexibility, and optimized cost are key success factors.
Implementing the highest degree of individuality in efficient and sustainable industrialized processes is our value contribution in the global production network of ZEISS Vision Care.

Your role

As a Trainee you will be part of our dynamic and intercultural Global Operations Team. From day one you will be exposed to a demanding mix of operational and strategic operations tasks and projects. In the context of our production network you will help to find the best footprints for several demands in different locations, create best-practice approaches from order processing until delivery to our customers, implement new business processes and accelerate our path of digitization in this area.

The Global Graduate Program will provide opportunities for you to learn on the job and grow as you go. Taking into account your individual strengths and background as well as specific requirements for your future role, several assignments that are sited in different teams, functions, regions and businesses at ZEISS will be combined to make the program as beneficial as possible for you. Within the program, you will have a great opportunity to acquire unique and necessary experience and to build a strong, resilient global network across the ZEISS Group – use this program as the starting point for your career at ZEISS!

After 15 months you will be ready to take over a challenging role within our Global Cut, Edge
and Fit Operations-Team and continue to help us to create customer success as well as maintaining a competitive advantage in the future.

Your profile

  • Above-average university degree preferably in engineering, industrial engineering or business administration paired with in-depth knowledge of production technology
  • Maximum of three years' professional experience gained in operations, ideally in manufacturing value streams, process optimization with LEAN methodologies, alternatively, also in logistics and supply chain management
  • Experience international team collaboration gained during practical training or working abroad is a plus
  • Strong collaborative and teamworking skills, structured and results-oriented working methods
  • Flexibility to work at different locations around the world
  • High level of communication skills – very good knowledge of English and German
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.
Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.
Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.
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