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Program Expert | Product & Solution Sustainability

Kion Group AG

Kion Group AG

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

What we offer:

Main Purpose of the position:

  • Lead and fully implement the assigned initiatives from the KION Product and Solution Sustainability Programme (Action Field) on time.
  • Identifying the necessary measures to achieve the objectives and associated KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and coordinating them with the Program Manager and superiors.
  • Sparring with and support for the Program Manager, particularly in the area of reporting


  • Take over and independently implement various initiatives from the KION Product and Solution Sustainability Programme, e.g. integration of product sustainability goals into the product development processes (iPEP and GOLD).
  • Management of these initiatives for implementation in compliance with the associated Key Performance Indicators KPI and the agreed objectives
  • Taking on various cross-programme complementary tasks to support the responsible for the KION Product & Solution Sustainability Action Field (T-EX) and the Advocacy & Product Sustainability department (T-EX-AP), e.g.
    • Preparation and editing of chapter on Product Sustainability of the KION sustainability report
    • Providing product sustainability data to KION Sustainability Strategy (at CPSO) and to the Operating Units for their eco-reports, eco-ratings and eco-certificates.
  • Assuming various tasks to support the Product Sustainability & Advocacy department.
  • For all the above tasks:
    • Overview of KION's complementary and interdependent set of initiatives in the context of the KION Product and Solution Sustainability Action Field and self-motivated alignment of all his/her activities therewith.
    • Reporting and responding to enquiries
    • Independent involvement of the colleagues / departments required for implementation and/or reporting (stakeholder management)
    • Independently ensuring implementation in terms of content, deadlines, completeness, quality, including reporting on it

Tasks and Qualifications:

Required functional competencies / experience / qualifications:

Experience: Minimum 3 years professional experience in

  • Managing projects with global project members
  • Reporting several projects with global project members
  • General understanding of ecologic impacts of mechanical products throughout their life cycles

Qualification: Technical or economic university degree in engineering, preferably with a product-ecological, focus

Competences and skills:

  • Keeping track on performance/quality/cost of projects with global project members
  • Collection and compilation of project related data and information from global sources
  • Project related reporting
  • Accuracy and overview at the same time
  • Collaborative and appreciative attitude
  • Create and foster collaboration with colleagues and teams
  • English language