At Bosch you have opportunities in 20 functional areas – from controlling to research and development, from human resources to sales. Here you can gain a first impression of what awaits you in each area and what skills you should bring to the table. You’ll find interesting openings in every functional area – and in every part of the world. Have a look at our job opportunities to see what’s on offer in your chosen area.
In application engineering, you are responsible for setting up hardware and software for internal-combustion engines, ensuring, for example, that specified performance and emission targets are met. Your duties include commissioning and optimizing electronic engine management systems, setting up software parameters in control units, testing prototypes as well as building and commissioning engine test stands. You liaise closely with related departments such as software and component development, with our plants and with our testing area. In addition, you maintain contact with our sales people – and with customers, for instance, during presentations.
Your analytical mind and your understanding of complex processes are great assets in application engineering. You hold a degree from a technical university, ideally specializing in internal-combustion engines. Knowledge of engine and combustion technology, exhaust aftertreatment, and electronic engine management is essential. In addition, you bring to the table control system expertise, knowledge of exhaust and on-board diagnostics legislation as well as practical experience working with simulation tools.
In controlling, accounting, and finance, your job is to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the business side of the company, whether it’s at corporate, division, plant or department level. You handle a wide variety of tasks depending on your specialism.
In controlling, your duties include budget and resource planning together with the specialist departments, and monitoring compliance. For example, you prepare investment analyses, compare target and actual figures, and analyze results. Based on this, you initiate corrective action if the figures deviate from budget. You also make recommendations as to how financial targets can be better achieved, calculate prices, quotations, contribution margins and transfer prices, draw up income statements and prepare forecasts. Not least, you define key performance indicators and use them to manage the success of our business.
In accounting, you keep a close eye on our financial accounting, managing receivables, liabilities, fixed assets, and running costs. Key functions also include preparing reports and financial statements according to national and international accounting standards.
In finance, your duties include supporting investment decisions by means of dynamic investment analyses or make-or-buy analyses. What’s more, your know-how benefits both operational and strategic planning.
In this area, you require analytical and mathematical skills and sound judgment as well as a college or university degree in a business or economics discipline. Depending on your specialist area, you also require knowledge of controlling systems and methods, plus expertise in financial accounting, cost and activity accounting, and in preparing analyses, reports and financial statements (IFRS, local GAAP). Naturally you should also have a sound grasp of MS Office (especially Excel), knowledge of SAP R/3 as well as Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and a structured working style.
In Bosch, Purchasing is always a fascinating area to work in as it offers a particularly varied working professional environment.
You are a decision maker as you are always on the lookout for the most reliable supplier, the highest quality, on time delivery and the best price – in both national and international markets. With an extensive variety of commodities like raw materials, parts and components, consumables, machinery & equipment, and all type of services.
Some of the Buyer core responsibilities are to follow Bosch Strategies to reduce costs, monitor the quality and delivery of goods & Services, conducting approval tests, auditing processes, review contracts and negotiate prices and over all to optimize our supply chain to reduce any possible waste.
Other important aspects are to develop reliable suppliers in new emerging markets and promote them to a Bosch Preferred Supplier status.
You will continually work closely with other operational and strategic functions within the organization to achieve company goals and targets while continuously improving our processes and customer satis-faction.
If you enjoy working in an international environment, have good negotiating skills and a strategic way of thinking, purchasing is right for you. You are ideally qualified for the task with a business, economics or engineering degree. In addition, you require knowledge of manufacturing processes for various outsourced parts and should also be familiar with production systems. Plus, you are familiar with quality management as well as the use of auditing and problem-solving tools.
In manufacturing, you plan and optimize the manufacture of our products in one of our plants. Working in simultaneous engineering teams developing competitive new products, you are at all times focused on quality, costs, and customers. You develop new processes with related departments such as product and process development and purchasing. As a planner, you design manufacturing processes in accordance with quality management guidelines and, together with logistics, develop the optimum manufacturing sequence for our products. You procure new machinery and equipment, ensuring they meet customer and internal requirements.. During production, you analyze and optimize existing manufacturing technologies and processes.
In this area, your organizational skills and process-oriented business mindset are invaluable. A college or university degree in an engineering subject, such as manufacturing, mechanical, production or industrial engineering, makes you ideally suited to this position. If you are also familiar with a range of manufacturing methods, work and time management, and value analysis, and you enjoy managing projects, manufacturing is the right place for you.
In research and development, you work at the very heart of our success, creating the foundations for our innovative products, developing new technologies, and securing the leading position of our company for the long term. Depending on your field and specialism, you work in one of our central research units or in the development department of a division. A wide variety of fields is open to you, including technology development in circuit design, MEMS, batteries, wireless communication, internet, robotics, advanced driver assistance, user interaction, and data mining – and these are just a handful of technical and natural sciences fields where we are delivering cutting-edge work. What you can definitely expect is an opportunity to impact people, society, and the environment with innovative products.. Your work involves liaising closely with related departments as well as with external research facilities and our customers’ development departments.
Your curiosity and specialist know-how are your greatest strengths. You hold a college or university degree in a technical or natural sciences discipline and display sound methodological skills. Experience gained working for a research institute or a university is an asset, as is relevant professional experience. In addition, you value interdisciplinary work and can communicate well in international teams.
In hardware development, you determine the function, design, and specifications of electronic components. You develop prototypes, modules, and platforms using layout simulations. In addition to designing control units as well as analog and digital circuits, you generate solutions for specific customer requirements. You not only develop components but also test and validate them. Your function entails liaising closely with many areas, from application engineering to manufacturing, research and development to sales.
Your degree in computer science or electrical engineering is underpinned by your strong specialist background, and you have added to that a track record in power electronics, circuit engineering, and analog/digital technology. As well as being very knowledgeable about PC hardware and interfaces, you are experienced in using simulation tools such as MATLAB, Simulink and SPICE. A good command of common programming languages and familiarity with programming in hardware-related environments (microcontrollers) are also essential.
Bosch and its regional and subsidiary divisions employ more than 300,000 people worldwide. What connects them? IT from Corporate Sector Information Systems and Services (CI). As an internal IT service provider, CI is a core sector of Bosch.
With 3,300 employees, CI works on IT solutions, products and services for all users within the Bosch group, including:
You have a degree in (business) information technology, computer studies or business studies/economics. Whether you want to be a subject specialist in SAP application management, for example, or an application or software adviser, the most important qualities are project management skills and knowledge of SAP. Depending on the job profile, we also require experience in manageing international projects and a good understanding of business processes. In addition we value excellent communication skills and assertiveness. Furthermore, you should be prepared to travel as part of your job.
Here, you design technical products, testing equipment, and complete manufacturing facilities according to the specifications of our internal development or manufacturing units and those of our customers. This extends from the detailed configuration of individual microcomponents as part of product development right through to the complete design of production equipment in the area of special-purpose machinery. During the simultaneous engineering process, you integrate all specified functions and manufacturing aspects into the final design. You work closely with other departments (development, manufacturing, purchasing, construction of special-purpose machinery, etc.) to produce a solid design that meets all quality, cost, and time requirements.
Your technical expertise and creativity are essential here. As well as a college or university degree in a technical or natural sciences discipline, you need in-depth knowledge of the use of CAD software such as ProEngineer or Solid Edge. Your strengths include excellent methodological skills in product development, production engineering, and quality assurance.
In logistics, you are responsible for designing, planning and executing optimum flow of material and information from source (suppliers) to make (plants) to deliver (customers). Within logistics one can specialize in planning (customer demand, supplier releases, production schedule), engineering (design and optimize the supply chain using Bosch Production System principles, inventory management) and physical execution (transportation, warehousing, distribution). Your work includes leveraging IT strategies and tools to maximize speed, quality, transparency, cost of material and information flow. Logistics is a function in which you constantly interact with procurement, manufacturing, sales, quality, excise and customs, internal and external customers, logistics service providers and others.
If you have a quick grasp of complex correlations and an eye for the big picture, logistics is the right area for you. Your excellent understanding of technical processes and business relationships helps you to operate successfully at the interface between different business sectors and functional areas. In manufacturing logistics, you additionally require broad knowledge of production systems such as lean manufacturing. A college or university degree in a technical, business or economics discipline is an important asset. Ideally, you are also conversant with SAP APO or PPM. Your sound analytical and liaison skills are backed up by determination and a structured working style.
In marketing, you work together with other functional areas, drawing up effective strategies for developing and marketing products or services. Knowing that your decisions are key to the way different target groups perceive our brands, you actively analyze new fields of business and develop optimal pricing strategies, closely examining purchase barriers and devising measures to overcome them. In short, your role is vital in ensuring that customers and their expectations are at the center of everything we do.
Ideally, you combine a sound knowledge of business administration with relevant experience in dealing with multi-brand systems. You are familiar with analyzing B2C and B2B purchasing decision processes and have experience working with defined KPIs and developing new ones. You also have first-hand experience of product management and the interfaces with sales. A skillful and persuasive communicator, you have an eye for the bigger picture. Not least, you combine a strong focus on goals and results with the ability to motivate both internal and external partners to achieve excellence.
In human resources, you are responsible for ensuring that we find and retain the right people, and for developing their personal and professional skills. Your work may be either operational or strategic in nature. For instance, you could be involved in dealing with organizational questions, drawing up contracts or determining compensation. Or you could work in organizational development and support change processes. You are a competent advisor on all HR issues, working closely with public authorities, works councils, colleges and universities, and service providers as well as with our corporate sectors, specialist departments, and works units.
If you enjoy working with people, human resources is right for you. In addition to displaying empathy and possessing good interpersonal skills, you hold a degree in a relevant field. You are familiar with recruitment, personnel development as well as human resources management tools and methods, including HR IT applications. Plus, you can draw on up-to-the-minute knowledge of the latest developments in labor and social law. Intercultural competence and negotiating skills round out your profile.
In quality management, it is your job to ensure that our products earn the name Bosch. You liaise with many departments – from development to design and manufacturing right through to logistics, purchasing, and sales. You also maintain contacts with customers and suppliers, advising them on quality issues and guaranteeing compliance with quality standards. For example, you inspect and test goods and products using recognized quality methods. Conducting audits – both internally and at suppliers – is another important aspect of your job. You analyze systems and processes in terms of their quality capability and evaluate the results in reports.
If you can work in a methodical and structured manner and enjoy getting to the bottom of things, quality management is right for you. You know a lot about the products whose quality you test. Depending on where you work, you need a college or university degree in a technical or natural sciences discipline, for example, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, process or industrial engineering. In addition, you have knowledge of measuring and test methods, manufacturing know-how as well as experience working with various quality management methods.
In simulation, you predict how products, materials, and systems behave under specific conditions. This may include examining how a component reacts to high temperatures or a housing to high pressure, the dynamics of multibody systems, the interactions between control units and sensors or actuators, the field distribution within electromagnetic components or the operation of a process. You simulate these conditions using computer-based programs, and apply the results in developing algorithms and statistical models for the design of systems, processes, and components. You independently gather simulation-relevant data, e.g. on physical material properties or customer-specific environmental conditions. Subsequently, you help validate the simulation models with measurements and tests. Employing simultaneous engineering methodology, you work at the interface between development, design, applications, testing, and manufacturing.
If you enjoy working with figures, have an analytical mind, and an interest in theoretical issues in the sciences, then simulation and analysis is right for you. In addition to your technical degree in a subject such as mechanical or electrical engineering, you need solid expertise in computer science and programming. Specialist knowledge of fluid dynamics or thermodynamics, mechanics, and electrodynamics is also essential. You should be familiar with statistical methods and the use of simulation tools such as MATLAB, Abaqus, ANSYS, Saber, SPICE or FloTHERM.
In this area, you develop and program software for various of our products’ functions. Working in tandem with areas such as computer technology, application engineering, hardware development, and technical sales, you draw up requirements analyses and develop user-specific solutions. Your duties include simulating and modeling software architectures as well as handling their development and design. In addition to implementing and integrating software in electronic systems, you validate and verify software, and conduct quality checks.
In this area, expertise in software development and software development processes is essential. You have a degree in computer science or electrical engineering, or comparable occupational training with several years of professional experience. If you also understand embedded systems, requirements management, software architectures, software implementation, integration, and testing, this is the place for you. Your experience ideally includes major projects, some of them international. The ability to grasp complex requirements and turn them into functioning solutions is also required.
Certain vital jobs in our company do not fall directly under a specific functional area, such as company doctors, technical editors, and facility managers, for example.
Depending on the position you are interested in, you need job-specific training and ideally professional experience.
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In technical sales, you are at the vital interface with our OEM customers. In general, you build up long-term relationships with these customers. Your contacts are from the areas of purchasing, development, project management, and quality assurance. In addition to providing technical and commercial advice on existing projects, you also target and tap new business. Core functions additionally include developing sales strategies in your team as well as taking responsibility for price and quality management for specific products, systems or services. In all your duties, you liaise closely with other specialist departments – from controlling to purchasing and marketing through to R&D and management. You negotiate resources and pricing in the interests of your customers.
As a successful technical sales candidate, you possess extensive engineering expertise plus sound business know-how. You keep a close watch on the latest technological developments. On the commercial side, knowledge of sales planning and controlling is an asset. You are able to build long-term relationships with customers as well as being a skilled negotiator and persuasive communicator.
As part of the corporate communications team, you play an important role communicating key information and in helping define the image of the company – internally among associates and externally among a variety of constituencies. Internally, you provide associates with the latest business information and communicate various strategic issues. Externally, you develop and foster positive relationships to support the brand and help build the company’s reputation. You ensure consistent, informative, timely communication using a variety of communication tools, ranging from online/social media communication, press releases, media events, trade/customer events, face-to-face meetings, speeches, as well as product and issue communication. You will be responsible for establishing networks and fostering trusting relationships with customers, business partners, and journalists, among others. Working closely with leadership and various divisions and corporate departments, you manage a variety of suppliers, including agencies, writers, and printers. Your subject matter expertise and ability to coach and counsel executives is sought out and respected.
You are inquisitive, you know the importance of and have the ability to effectively communicate. You understand and want to learn more about business. You know how various communication mechanisms work and when to use them. Sensitive to audiences’ needs, you understand compromise and balance. Your college degree, ideally in marketing or communication, is underpinned by experience in marketing, product management, PR or similar. Good English and MS Office skills are important. You have an analytical and goal-oriented mindset, can work in a structured environment and respect deadlines.
In commercial sales, functions include responsibility for the success of a sales region, for example. You plan and coordinate the financial and commercial side of things and ensure that sales and earnings targets are met. You work in field sales or even lead a field sales team, and manage regional key accounts. Vital aspects also include acquiring new customers, negotiating commercial contracts, developing a profitable price policy, and subsequently coordinating the necessary logistics processes. In addition, you constantly monitor the market and competitors and develop appropriate sales strategies. Establishing close links with relevant opinion leaders, multipliers, and customers and showcasing our presence in your region – for example, at exhibitions or distributor fairs – are also crucial to your performance. Not least, you liaise with other divisions and departments, including on issues such as customer requirements analysis, sales support for new products or the analysis of budget variances.
This sales area requires in-depth expertise in developing market strategies. You are skillful at negotiating, planning ahead as well as leading and motivating coworkers. Knowledge in the areas of finance and logistics are an advantage. Ideally, you are also familiar with IT-based CRM and warehouse management systems. Finally, your friendly and confident manner toward coworkers and business partners makes you a persuasive communicator, and you always strike the right tone.
In industrial sales, you acquire and advise customers within a specific technological field in a region or industry. You manage key accounts and handle complete projects – from preparing quotes to after-sales support. In addition, you monitor and analyze the market and systematically spot trends, as well as identifying new sales opportunities and implementing strategies for increased market penetration. Your duties also include negotiating prices, coordinating new projects, supporting marketing, and training sales representatives.
The specialist knowledge you gained while pursuing your mechanical, electrical, industrial or other engineering degree is ideally complemented by good analytical skills, experience in project management, and commercial expertise. Your capacity to build and maintain good relationships with customers coupled with a persuasive and skillful negotiating style are real assets. Intercultural skills, and a willingness to travel are also important.