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PhD Student (f/m/d): Modern SME production planning systems considering trends l

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Internship, Supply Chain/Logistics, English, German

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 2xxxx0

Work Area: Software-Research

Location: Walldorf

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Student

Employment Type: Limited Full Time


(COMPANY NAME) started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That's why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

(COMPANY NAME) values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it's the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people's lives.


Within the IEG board area, the development organization "(COMPANY NAME) Cloud SME Solutions & Content" contributes to (COMPANY NAME)'s next growth wave by ensuring that our customers can purchase and implement their desired business processes in the shortest amount of time. Some of these business processes are covered by (COMPANY NAME)'s existing business applications. Here we want to provide a business configuration application that hides unnecessary complexity, provides our customers with an enjoyable shopping-like experience, and focuses on delivering predictable results. Other business processes are highly company specific and therefore not covered by standard software. For these specific cases, we intend to provide companies with a business process platform, which they can use to implement and deliver their unique processes to their customers.

The SME Innovations unit supports the ambitions of the SME unit by applying new innovative technologies and business practices into the business process platform and solutions on top.

Now, we are looking for a PhD student (f/m/d) that can support our research and innovative approaches with regards to new business practices in the production area. The goal is to understand and develop a modern production planning system for mid-sized companies that takes new trends, such as Edge Computing, Smart Manufacturing or IoT into account.


* Do scientific research on the topic of smart manufacturing and how related software solutions have to be developed differently in the future

* Realize concepts on how to create such a solution

* Design and develop fast prototypes and validate with potential customers

* Co-Innovate with customers

* Develop the first MVP to be used by customers

* Learn new technologies and programming paradigms and incorporate them into the concepts and design


* Phd Student (f/m/d)/ doctoral candidate (f/m/d) of a university or a university of applied sciences, preferred fields of study engineering, Manufacturing, or software development with scientific interest in the topic Cloud ERP, Smart Manufacturing, industry 4.0 in which the dissertation will be written

* Basic programming skills

* Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly and applying them in relevant development

* Great team player

* Strong research skills

* English fluently, German as a plus

* Strong sense of commitment and responsibility

* Openness to work in a culturally diverse group

* Strong problem-solving skills


* Excellent master's degree in engineering, manufacturing or information systems

* Basic experience of doing scientific research


Please keep in mind that the hiring for PhD candidates at (COMPANY NAME) demands a previous approval by the university as well as the supervising professor.

Your set of application documents should contain a cover letter, a resume in table form, school leaving certificates, certificate of enrollment, current university transcript of records, copies of any academic degrees already earned, and if available, references from former employers (including internships). Please describe as well your experience and skills in foreign languages and computer programs / programming languages.

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Success is what you make it. At (COMPANY NAME), we help you make it your own.

A career at (COMPANY NAME) can open many doors for you. If you're searching for a company that's dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment - apply now.


To harness the power of innovation, (COMPANY NAME) invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

(COMPANY NAME) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: Cxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxm or Cxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxm, APJ: Cxxxxxx.xxx@xxx.xxm, EMEA: Cxxxxxx@xxx.xxm).

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Segment: Intern, ERP, Engineer, Information Systems, Cloud, Entry Level, Technology, Engineering

Source: Company website
Posted on: 07 Mar 2020
Type of job: Internship
Languages: English, German
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