Total Cost Manager (m/w/d)

  • Hamburg, Norderstedt
  • Permanent
  • Full-time



 Welcome to tesa. We create adhesive solutions that improve the work, products and lives of our customers. In our domestic market, we are known by 98% of the people. Innovations and new technologies are the core of our success. Not only in homes and offices, but also in smartphones, displays, cars, airplanes or roof-mounted photovoltaic systems: One of tesa’s 7.000 products is probably sticking somewhere around you, often unnoticed, in a wide range of daily applications. tesa holds the world together. We are present in 42 countries with around 5.000 employees, operate 14 plants, production facilities and large technology centers in Europe, Asia and North America. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG, we are part of a group with a long tradition, strong values and a good corporate culture.  

Your Tasks

The jobholder ensures the execution and further development of tesa’s total cost management philosophy. In this role, you are responsible for the development and execution of cost management systems & procedures, enabling the organization to continuously work on main cost drivers and thereby securing competitiveness and a profitable growth of tesa’s product assortment.

  • Incorporate and establish TCM methodology into all relevant corporate processes, particularly in product lifecycle management and product development
  • Implementation and integration of a continuous cost reduction approach into the product maintenance process
  • Implementation and integration of a systematical design to cost approach into the product development process
  • Further development and further roll out of TCM methodology for the global tesa organization
  • Ensure annual saving potential coming from TCM measures, establish TCM targets in the annual business plan and ensure tracking of those targets
  • Ensure pragmatic monthly or quarterly reporting

Your Profile

  • Min. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or similar
  • Experience to work in an international business environment with matrix organization for at least 5 years
  • Proven track record of cost management experience & project results
  • Knowledge in value analysis / engineering tools and methods
  • Project Management skills, especially in cross functional team set ups  
  • Very strong skills in communication and moderation
  • Strong strategic & visionary personality with ability to translate strategy into action
  • Willingness for global travel

We offer

  • Attractive remuneration
  • Flexible working
  • Further education and development perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental career opportunities
  • Occupational pension provision
  • Numerous offers for employees, such as health promotion, sports and leisure activities, employee discounts, and much more (including tesa Bike, the company's own fitness studio, prevention options)