Engineer Footwear Production (m/f/d)


Görlitz, Saxony, Germany

Full time



Mar 24

BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774. Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,200 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations as well as 35 retail stores in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


For our QM, Product Implementation & Engineering department at the Görlitz site we are looking for an

Engineer Footwear Production (m/f/d)



  • Thanks to you, everything is thoroughly prepared for our venture to smoothly reach the production stage: With a trained eye, you assess the samples, check the technical feasibility, and find practicable solutions.
  • When it comes to technical developments and adjustments, you coordinate with your team and the relevant specialist department and pass on the necessary information to internal production as well as external suppliers. 
  • With deadlines firmly under control, you accompany and manage project-related and shoe-related tests, approve the results on schedule and maintain clear documentation.
  • In the case of internal and external sample productions, you will provide expert support for both pre-series and test production – directly on site.
  • You always keep on top of things, especially in the quality assurance of our serial production: You will promptly identify any weak points that arise, analyze them and initiate suitable steps to quickly take countermeasures.



  • Technical training or studies in the shoe industry, e.g. shoe technician, orthopedic master shoemaker, industrial master shoemaker, graduate engineer in leather processing and shoe technology
  • Several years of professional experience with profound know-how in technical development and production
  • Fit in MS Office and ideally SAP knowledge
  • Very good (technical) English
  • Responsible and constructive team player with a very careful and accurate way of working
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to our production sites



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Chloé Gouysse: +49 175 209 46 88

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