Manager Softgoods Engineering (m/f/d)

Bayreuth, DE

CYBEX is a company that puts tomorrow’s people at the heart of its brand. Always questioning the status quo and not afraid of challenging the establishment, CYBEX has become not just a leader in child safety but is seen as an innovative lifestyle and fashion brand for parents. We offer car seats, baby carriers, kids furniture and strollers enabling parents to keep their little ones safe in style. After growing rapidly in the last few years, we look for ambitious talent to contribute to CYBEX’s success story.



Your areas of responsibilities:



  • Manage the team of softgoods engineers, designers, and technicians
  • Provide mentorship, support, and guidance to drive their professional development and enhance overall team performance
  • Oversee the entire softgoods product development lifecycle, from concept ideation to prototyping, testing, and final production
  • Collaborate with design teams to ensure engineering feasibility and alignment with customer needs and brand vision
  • Work closely with material sourcing and R&D teams to identify, evaluate, and select appropriate materials for softgoods production, considering factors such as performance, durability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness
  • Implement quality control measures and testing procedures to ensure that softgoods products meet established standards for performance, safety, and compliance
  • Collaborate with manufacturing partners and suppliers to optimize production processes, minimize defects, and ensure smooth manufacturing operations
  • Stay updated with the latest trends, technologies, and innovations in softgoods engineering and integrate them into product development to maintain a competitive edge in the market
  • Collaborate with other departments such as design, product management, marketing, and sales to align engineering efforts with overall business objectives and customer preferences
  • Develop and maintain project timelines, milestones, and deliverables to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement within the engineering team, promoting innovative thinking, process optimization, and problem-solving


Your profile of qualification:



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Textile Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience in softgoods product development and engineering, preferably in a managerial or leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of textile materials, fabric properties, and manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with relevant industry regulations, safety standards, and compliance requirements
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members
  • Proficiency in project management and organizational skills
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making
  • A passion for innovation and the ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment



CYBEX operates globally and has employees from over 29 nations. If you are keen to leave your footprint in a swiftly growing business that offers plenty of opportunities to grow both on a professional and individual level, you’ve come to the right place. As part of Goodbaby International Holdings Ltd., CYBEX is dedicated to creating an inclusive working environment that encompasses diversity and equal opportunities. In addition to a competitive salary, attractive annual leave, and discounts on our products you’ll have the chance to develop your personal profile in an international environment.