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Careers as professionals and managers at Festo

You know the score. You have a plan and your eyes light up when you realise just how this plan keeps the wider world moving. Fantastic! Because we are ideally placed to cultivate your expertise. Whether as a key account manager, purchaser, skilled employee or a manager in one of our main corporate departments, if your passion drives you and your field of specialisation really gets your pulse racing, then we want to get to know you!


Provide impetus at the interface between business administration and technology, as part of Festo’s Global Purchasing Network. Take on the task of supplying our company with production materials, commodities, investment goods and services. Our network consists of our Global Purchasing Headquarters in Germany, plus the international Festo Purchasing Units in Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, India, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and the USA – plenty of scope for your new interface role in purchasing for Festo.

That’s your job

We offer you a diverse range of activities in international and interdepartmental teams, with optimal support right from the outset. You are responsible for the ongoing optimisation of supplier management in order to ensure supply to the company. You work in a key interface role between business administration and technology, always keeping an eye on costs, quality and availability.

What we want from you

You have done a first degree in a technically oriented subject such as industrial engineering or mechanical engineering. Ideally you also have professional experience in purchasing or quality control. Your strengths include excellent communication skills, strategic thinking, persuasiveness, assertiveness and negotiation skills.

These are topped off by a willingness to travel, intercultural skills, fluent business English and proficiency with MS Office and SAP.

Do you have any questions? We’d be happy to help.

Your contact in purchasing:
Thomas Englert
+49 (0) 711 347 4035

Job Offers ( 5 )


Festo AG&Co. KG

Spezialist Supply Chain Prozesse und Systeme (m/w) - published: 2018-09-12Spezialist Supply Chain Prozesse und Systeme (m/w)2018-09-12Maschinenbau

Referencecode P18-317839H2
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734


Festo AG&Co. KG

Werkstudent im Bereich Global Purchasing Customer Projects (m/w) - published: 2018-10-09Werkstudent im Bereich Global Purchasing Customer Projects (m/w)2018-10-09Maschinenbau

Referencecode P18-319130H

Festo AG&Co. KG

Projekteinkäufer (m/w) im Bereich Customer Solutions - published: 2018-08-10Projekteinkäufer (m/w) im Bereich Customer Solutions2018-08-10Maschinenbau

Referencecode P18-318788H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikant (m/w) Globale Einkaufsprozesse und Projekte - published: 2018-07-17Praktikant (m/w) Globale Einkaufsprozesse und Projekte2018-07-17Maschinenbau

Referencecode P18-309054H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Spezialist Qualitätsvorausplanung Solution Operations (m/w) - published: 2018-02-05Spezialist Qualitätsvorausplanung Solution Operations (m/w)2018-02-05Maschinenbau

Referencecode P18-316506H1
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734


Key account manager

Festo is focused on pure high-tech. We invest around eight per cent of our revenue in research and development. We register around 100 patents every year. More than 300,000 industry clients rely on our performance and capacity for innovation. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. As such, our most important customers are entrusted to the excellent care of our experienced key account managers.

That’s your job

As a key account manager, you act as a relationship manager within our international network. You open up new doors and are the first point of contact for our foremost customers, who come from a wide range of different industry segments, from the automotive industry to food processing, and from biotech pharmaceuticals to the chemical industry. You are always keen to ensure that your customers receive the best advice and make the right decisions. In essence, your actions set the scene for our success. In turn, we provide the very best innovations.

What we want from you

You have a good degree in mechatronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering, and have already proven your technical and business understanding. You have international experience as a key account manager and are able to immerse yourself in a wide range of sectors quickly. Your strengths include entrepreneurial thinking and action, a strategic approach and negotiation and communication skills. To top these off, you exhibit great intercultural skills, fluent business English, virtual team and employee management, and a proactive approach to work.

When can we welcome you to our global network?

Job Offers ( 2 )


Festo AG&Co. KG

Global Key Account Manager (m/w) - Region Hessen - published: 2018-07-18Global Key Account Manager (m/w) - Region Hessen2018-07-18Maschinenbau

Referencecode S18-22524H
Germany / Frankfurt / Hesse

Festo AG&Co. KG

Global Key Account Manager Automotive (m/w) - published: 2018-07-04Global Key Account Manager Automotive (m/w)2018-07-04Maschinenbau

Referencecode S18-38297H2
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734