Material Group Manager Tooling

Location Giarmata, Romania

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, 39,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.


  • Manage and assess the performance of tooling suppliers, taking appropriate action to ensure successful outcomes and maintain an adequate network of qualified tooling suppliers;
  • Responsible for managing the onboarding of new tooling within projects regardless of scale;
  • Analyze tooling quotes, support in approval process of the mold designs, source molds through approved suppliers and track mold builds;
  • Provide on-site support for tool builds and mold tryouts;
  • Oversee tooling trials, troubleshooting, problem solving, and transitioning tools from trial to production;
  • Provide support for tooling in production including spares management;
  • Work with Process Engineers to resolve issues and maintain tool condition for the life of tooling;
  • Track progress on tooling repairs and modifications;
  • Work within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope to manage risk and ensure adherence to established processes and methodologies through suppliers and internal resources.


  • 5 years+ experience in injection molded tooling environment is preferred including several years of selection and performance management of tooling suppliers;
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering is a plus;
  • Extensive experience in tooling design and manufacturing required;
  • Knowledge of plastic materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality;
  • Lens and optical tooling experience is an advantage;
  • Experience in leading complex development programs with far east vendors (APAC region) is preferred;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Commercial abilities constitutes an advantage;
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.


Take the opportunity to reveal your potential within a global, family-run company that offers you the best possible conditions for progressing in your career.

Please send us your application through our careers portal, citing reference number HRO-C-PU-AP.

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HELLA Romania S.R.L.
Ms. Ioana Buzdea
Centura Timisoarei (CT) street, km 5.470, dreapta
307210 Giarmata/Timis