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As a traditional Thuringian company, we are the world market leader in the development and manufacture of moulded projection lenses made of optical glass. This makes us proud and spurs us on every day to give our best together. The most important prerequisite for sustainable success is our motivated team of dedicated specialists, in which we create valuable synergies through cross-divisional co-operation. This enables us to develop pioneering solutions for our customers in the core business areas of Automotive Solutions, Precision Glass Components, Optical Systems and Express Glass Services, which are characterised by both technical excellence and high practical suitability.

To optimise processes in development and production, many cogs interlock and we need specialists in different areas to ensure that everything runs smoothly at all times. Because we know that we can only defend our leading position if we work together, we treat each other as equals across all departments and locations and look out for each other. In addition to a top team and outstanding technical equipment, we also offer a range of tangible benefits that effectively emphasise our position as an attractive employer. Find out more about the work and career opportunities at Docter Optics - and feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

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Together we create perfection in glass and polymer

Project Manager (m/f/x)

Your tasks

  • Managing customer-specific projects from start to finish, starting with the kick-off resulting in serial production
  • Actively collection and securement of all measures required to meet deadlines, costs and overall targets
  • Planning and coordinating all necessary resources and procurement goods within the project
  • Main contact person and communication base for all internal and external project partners
  • Preparation of calculations for offers and invoice purposes as input for the sales department
  • Reviews of the project status and preparation of data on a regular basis, target-actual comparison
  • Proactive communication with the project team and management, especially in the event of deviations
  • Preparation and analysis of technical project data and derivation of suitable control measures
  • Conscientious documentation of projects in accordance with customers and our standard requirements
  • Collaboration with partners, suppliers and customers on a national and international level

Your profile

  • Degree in engineering or industrial engineering, or a comparable training qualification
  • Several years of professional experience as a project manager / project leader, ideally in an industrial company, combined with demonstrable success in completed projects
  • Experience in the fields of optics and/or glass is desirable
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office and experience in the use of ERP systems (preferably Dynamics Navision) and project management software (preferably MS Project)
  • Communicative personality and confident appearance within our organization, as well as with the customers
  • High degree of self-organization and resilience, even in project-critical situations
  • Cross-departmental thinking and strong communication skills in German and English

What we offer

  • Varied work in a dynamic and innovative working environment
  • Comprehensive and structured induction training
  • Qualification-oriented further training opportunities
  • Collegial working atmosphere with short decision-making processes
  • Attractive remuneration including company pension scheme and other social benefits
  • Allowances for any childcare costs
  • Flexible, family-friendly working time model (flexitime) with home office option
  • Health promotion measures including optional bike leasing and an on-site canteen

Helen Höfer

Your contact person

Helen Höfer
Personnel Recruiting Officer

Controller (m/f/x)

Your tasks

  • Recording and monitoring all cost types
  • Planning and controlling costs and revenues for all Group companies
  • Preparation of budget and forecast planning for the individual companies and the subgroup, including the calculation of adjustment scenarios
  • Preparation of monthly reports for the specialist departments
  • Carrying out variance analyses on the basis of regular target/actual comparisons
  • Carrying out profitability analyses
  • Participation in monthly and annual financial statements in compliance with tight deadlines (fast close)
  • Continuous material consumption evaluations, especially in the production areas
  • Management of project cost centers for product development
  • Interface function between the management and the divisions

Your profile

  • Completed business studies or commercial training with a specialist additional qualification or a comparable qualification
  • Ideally several years of experience in controlling in an industrial company as well as basic knowledge of bookkeeping and cost accounting
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office and experience in the use of ERP systems (preferably Dynamics Navision 2018)
  • Strong analytical skills as well as an independent and structured way of working
  • Cost awareness, results orientation and a very good understanding of numbers, methods and processes
  • High level of self-organization skills and personal resilience
  • Strong communication skills and enjoyment of teamwork

What we offer

  • Varied work in a dynamic and innovative working environment
  • Comprehensive and structured induction training
  • Qualification-oriented further training opportunities
  • Collegial working atmosphere with short decision-making processes
  • Attractive remuneration including company pension scheme and other social benefits
  • Allowances for any childcare costs
  • Flexible, family-friendly working time model (flexitime) with home office option
  • Health promotion measures including optional bike leasing and an on-site canteen

Helen Höfer

Your contact person

Helen Höfer
Personnel Recruiting Officer

Junior Sales Manager (m/f/x)

Your tasks

  • Support existing key accounts
  • Acquire new customers, particularly in the automotive, medical and analysis technology sectors
  • Ensure satisfaction and loyalty of customers
  • Negotiate offers, sales conditions, customer contracts and prices in coordination with the Sales Manager
  • Record and process customer requirements and forecast information to support sales and capacity planning
  • Regularly review the QAA guidelines of key accounts
  • Preparate quotations based on customer inquiries with input from the R&D department and in coordination with the Sales team
  • Participate in the development and implementation of sales strategies to achieve sales and earnings targets
  • Conduct market and potential analyses
  • Develop measures to optimize sales activities
  • Interface between customers and the Development department in the context of product development
  • Represent the company at trade fairs and conferences

Your profile

  • Commercial or technical training, university degree or comparable professional experience in sales
  • Good understanding of technologies and business processes
  • Sound user skills in MS Office
  • Practical experience in working with project management software (preferably MS Project) and ERP systems (preferably Navision) desirable
  • Assertiveness, confidence and reliability – within our company as well as towards customers and business partners
  • Strong communication and presentation skills as well as intercultural competence and the ability to work in a team
  • Business fluency in English
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel internationally

What we offer

  • Challenging tasks in a dynamic and innovative working environment
  • Comprehensive and structured induction training
  • Individual opportunities for further training
  • Supportive working environment with short decision-making processes
  • Perspective for further development to (Senior) Sales Manager (m/f/d)
  • Attractive remuneration including company pension scheme and other social benefits
  • Childcare subsidies if applicable
  • Flexible, family-friendly working time model (flexitime) with the opportunity to work from home
  • Health promotion measures including optional bike leasing and an on-site canteen

Helen Höfer

Your contact person

Helen Höfer
Personnel Recruiting Officer

Purchaser (m/f/x)

Your tasks

  • Handle purchasing processes in day-to-day business to ensure a smooth supply of materials
  • Develop and implement suitable procurement strategies and processes
  • Obtain, compare and select offers
  • Manage orders and contracts independently and keep a keen eye on deadlines
  • Actively participate in the complaints handling process
  • Develop, research and evaluate suppliers
  • Prepare reports for management and the Head of Purchasing
  • Support the creation and revision of process- related documents
  • Provide purchasing support for customer and development projects

Your profile

  • Degree or training in a technical or commercial profession with additional specialist qualification or comparable skills
  • Professional experience in purchasing
  • Sound technical knowledge
  • Excellent user skills in MS Office and an ERP system (preferably Dynamics Navision 2018)
  • Ideally basic knowledge of ISO 9001, VDA 6.3 or IATF 16949 certifications
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, organizational talent, assertiveness and ability to work in a team
  • Confident language skills in spoken and written German and English
  • Willingness to travel in Germany and abroad

What we offer

  • Challenging tasks in a dynamic and innovative working environment Comprehensive and structured induction training
  • Individual opportunities for further training
  • Supportive working environment with short decision-making processes
  • Attractive remuneration including company pension scheme and other social benefits
  • Childcare subsidies if applicable
  • Flexible, family-friendly working time model (flexitime)
  • Health promotion measures including optional bike leasing and an on-site canteen

Helen Höfer

Your contact person

Helen Höfer
Personnel Recruiting Officer

Human Resources Management Associate (m/f/x)

Your tasks

  • Collaborate in all operational and administrative HR activities and provide support for our employees from their recruitment to their departure
  • Enter and administer personnel master data and manage personnel files
  • Take charge of time management for all personnel
  • Assist in the preparation of proper and timely payroll accounting in compliance with the applicable labor, tax and social security regulations
  • Participate in the preparation of cyclical personnel cost planning and personnel controlling
  • Prepare various reports, statistics and ad-hoc analyses, such as monthly target/actual comparisons and personnel cost evaluations
  • Take part in operational and financial audits
  • Correspond with authorities, insurance companies, social security institutions and health insurance funds
  • Execute general administrative tasks and provide assistance with contracts, applications and certificates
  • Participate in personnel projects as well as in the optimization or new development of personnel processes
  • Independently handle assigned projects, for example in the areas of occupational health and safety or HR marketing

Your profile

  • Successfully completed commercial training, ideally with further training as an HR specialist (m/f/d) or comparable qualification
  • Experience in human resources and payroll accounting
  • Sound user skills in the payroll system Sage HR desirable
  • Hands-on know-how in the most common MS Office applications
  • Service orientation and diligence
  • Willingness to cooperate and discretion
  • Team orientation and ability to work independently
  • Practical experience in working with Dynamics Navision 2018 or another ERP system
  • Deep knowledge of commercial matters and affinity for numbers

What we offer

  • Challenging tasks in a dynamic and innovative working environment
  • Structured induction training
  • Individual opportunities for further training
  • Supportive working environment with short decision-making processes
  • Attractive remuneration including company pension scheme and other social benefits
  • Childcare subsidies if applicable
  • Flexible, family-friendly working time model (flexitime)
  • Health promotion measures including optional bike leasing and an on-site canteen

Helen Höfer

Your contact person

Helen Höfer
Personnel Recruiting Officer

CNC milling-machine operator (m/f/x) for glass machining

Your tasks

  • Setting up, programming and operating modern CNC-controlled machining centres
  • Independent processing of workpieces according to work orders and drawings
  • Production of sample parts and initiation of corrective measures in accordance with the test plan
  • Implementation of operational quality-assurance measures

Your profile

  • Completed vocational training as a cutting machine operator or toolmaker, or comparable qualification
  • Sound technical experience in handling CNC-controlled machines/systems
  • Good knowledge of Heidenhain controllers desirable
  • Sound practical knowledge of CNC programming
  • Manual dexterity and ability to learn quickly
  • Solution-orientated, independent way of working and ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to work in a 3-shift system

Our offer

  • Varied work in a successful and dynamic working environment
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme
  • Qualification-orientated further training opportunities
  • State-of-the-art CNC system technology
  • Friendly working atmosphere with short decision-making processes
  • Performance-related and collectively agreed remuneration
  • Annual special payments (“holiday and Christmas bonus”)
  • Fixed weekly working hours (full-time 39 hours)
  • 30 to 35 days paid annual leave
  • Subsidies for any childcare costs
  • Company pension scheme and health promotion measures
  • Other social benefits (including capital-accumulating benefits)

Helen Höfer

Your contact person

Helen Höfer
Personnel Recruiting Officer

No suitable job offered?
Just send your initial application and let us find our if it is a match.

We are always looking for competent new team member.
Please feel free to send us an initial application if we do not currently have a suitable vacancy advertised.

Helen Höfer and Claudia Wegener-Kramer

Any open Questions?

We are looking forward to assist

Helen Höfer
Recruiting Specialist

+49 36481 / 27-108
helen.hoefer@docteroptics.com

Claudia Wegener-Kramer
Trainees Specialist

+49 36481 / 27-134
claudia.wegener-kramer@docteroptics.com

We train you

Learning close to your hometown - inspiring the world

As a student, you can gain valuable experiences with us even during your school years and earn some extra income through holiday work. Once you've completed your schooling, the real journey with Docter Optics can begin for you. Choose your favorite from three different dual degree programs as well as eight vocational-technical and commercial apprenticeships, and set the course for your future at Docter Optics.

No matter which path you choose, you will benefit from intensive support with us and receive hands-on extensive skills and theoretical knowledge. The conditions are right:

  • Independent tasks and involvement in diverse project work
  • Financial support for your professional equipment
  • Special recognition for good performance
  • Subsidies for rent and transportation costs
  • Intensive support from certified and IHK-awarded trainers
  • An open and friendly working atmosphere
  • Assistance in finding suitable accommodation

If your performance convinces us, you have good chances of starting your career directly with Docter Optics after completing your training or studies.

Your contact person for the training and study area:

Claudia Wegener-Kramer
Training Management Consultant

Commercial-technical professions
  • Precision Optician (m/f/d)
  • Mechatronics Engineer (m/f/d)
  • Machining Mechanic (m/f/d)
  • Process Mechanic (m/f/d) Glass Technology
  • Specialist (m/f/d) in Warehouse Logistics
  • Machine and Plant Operator (m/f/d)
Commercial Jobs
  • Industrial clerk (m/f/d)
  • IT clerk (m/f/d)
Dual degree programs
  • Bachelor of Engineering (FH) Laser and Optotechnologies + Vocational Training as a Precision Optician (m/f/d)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BA) Engineering/Production Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Administration/Industry

We are Docter Optics

An interview with our team

Annegret Diatta

Glass is a very exciting material and fascinates me every single day. Developing innovative ideas in a team and bringing them to life together with the help of new solutions makes my work exhiting.

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Annegret Diatta
Head of Glass Development

Markus Poser

A shift supervisor is responsible for everything that ensures smooth production operations. The cool thing about my job is that I can develop myself and support young people.

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Markus Poser
Shift supervisor semi-finished products

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Our areas of work

Administration

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A company of global standing needs to be properly managed. Our administration team competently covers all administrative matters and thus keeps the technical departments' backs free.

Sales / Marketing / Distribution

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They ensure that our products are presented convincingly on the international market, manage relationships with our customers and are also active in acquisition.

Quality management

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Maximum precision and consistently excellent quality make the difference in our industry. Our indispensable quality management department ensures both.

Production

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This is where things get down to business and, naturally, the temperature sometimes rises during the production of projection lenses. Nevertheless, our employees in production always keep a cool head.

Project/product management

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Our project and product managers are professionals at landing customer projects and then implementing them to their complete satisfaction. They keep all the threads in their hands at all times.

Training

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Good young talent is worth its weight in gold. That's why we train apprentices ourselves in many commercial and industrial/technical professions.

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