Talent Development

The path to success

Talent Development at Kautex - See why Kautex is the place for you

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You're looking for an organization that focuses on developing talent and driving performance, where your skills and expertise are recognized and rewarded. You want to work for a company that has a history of innovation and leadership in its industry. You want to work where strong individual performance isn’t just a bullet point on a performance review, but an inherent part of the culture and where teamwork is valued and embraced. You want to be at a company where talent is a true competitive advantage. Then consider Kautex.

Working for Kautex means being part of a team that supports your development through internal promotions, special assignments and cross-functional experiences.

We love to fill leadership positions from within our own company and, once a year, we identify employees with high potential who we then systematically develop into management.

Our talent strategy

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Kautex's talent strategy is simple: develop our people and promote from within. We want to provide employees with a variety of opportunities and growth - and encourage our employees to look at Kautex and at the Textron family of businesses to gain those experiences. Annually, Kautex conducts talent reviews where employees are highlighted and their career ambitions, potential and development plans are discussed. From these reviews come multiple new opportunities for existing talent - leaving the door open for new talent to join the Kautex and Textron family. We're looking for leaders - but not just in management or leadership positions; we need technical experts in the fields of robotics, polymers and plastics, process technologists, mechanical engineers and more. Whether you want to pursue a technical or leadership track, Kautex has opportunities available.

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Kautex puts strong focus on talent development. There are regular talent discussions between the employee and the employer.

Srikanth Varadarajan

Senior Product Engineer at Kautex Bonn

Building on "formal" education

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Qualified and committed employees are pillars of our company and a significant factor in our success. For us, developing talent is a "non-negotiable" core strategy. Our intern and apprenticeship programs allow employees the opportunity to learn practical skills alongside academic theory. However, we believe learning should be a lifetime process - a blend of formal training, coaching and support and on-the-job training and education. In partnership with Textron, we offer a variety of leadership and soft-skills courses, in-person and online, as well as tuition reimbursement programs, where applicable. We also encourage regular performance reviews and feedback regarding an employee's performance, starting at the beginning of the year with goal/objective setting, mid-year reviews and career discussions and year-end assessments. However, most career development doesn't happen in the classroom or in a coaching/mentoring session - it happens "real-time" when employees are provided stretch assignments, the opportunity to lead a new program, a "greenfield" project or learning how to lead informally and work together to reach a common goal.

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In an international company with locations in more than a dozen countries, mobility is important for employees with ambitions for a professional career. Opportunities may become available at any of our global locations. We also constantly interact with our parent company Textron to provide employees growth opportunities throughout the complete enterprise.