“I am a manager, a leader and an expert – all at once.”

Glimpse into an exciting field of work

What is Project Management at Infineon all about?

Project Managers have a significant role in the company: They pave the way for a growing business. Being on the Project Management Career path is a rewarding job for a true all-rounder who likes the thrill of seeing ideas turn into products. Do you have a passion for teamwork and communication with interesting people from different backgrounds? Do you like dealing with projects and products? If so, you’ll enjoy being in the driver’s seat of exciting projects. Meet Franziska Moissl from Villach, Austria. She will give us insight into her day-to-day work as a Project Manager at Infineon.

Interview

Stay agile, stay flexible – and always keep an eye on the next step

My job is extremely versatile. I work in a team and enjoy bringing people together. As a Project Leader, I need to adapt quickly to new situations. It’s an exciting job with opportunities to learn new things every day.

Franziska Moissl Project Leader (first step on the Project Management Career) Automotive Infineon in Villach, Austria

What are your tasks as a Project Manager?

Right now I am working on a big project to improve a transmission sensor. The objective is to enhance gear changing in an automatic gearbox. My job is to keep an overview of the project. In addition, I am the technical leader of my team, which involves planning and allocating individual work packages to the different team members. In my position I communicate a lot with everyone on the team and represent them in management meetings. In everything we do, time to market is very important. Because I am also responsible for the rollout of the products, I need to make sure that the customer’s demands are met. Being a Project Leader can be challenging at times. But in the end, when everything is finished and completed, we take time to enjoy and celebrate the success.

What does a typical day look like?

I plan and schedule my day – but there are often changes and I need to be flexible and make short-term adaptations. Ideally, my day looks like this: a short team meeting in the morning, many individual meetings throughout the day, and in the early afternoon a review and update of my project plan. Afterwards there is time for calls or more meetings.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting customers as well as colleagues from different locations and divisions. We get together, talk on the phone and write emails – I’m always learning. I also love the aspect of organizing and managing projects and keeping an overview, which is something that I’m rather good at. Because every project is new, it’s like reading a book: you never know what’s on the next page. I have to fully immerse myself in the project. This can sometimes be a challenge. No day is like the other, so there is never a chance for boredom. My job gives me the feeling of being a pioneer in my field.

What are the challenges in your job and how do you meet them?

Being able to understand and handle different personalities is key to my job. Plus, it’s important to maintain structure in a project – for example ensuring that everything is documented correctly. As a Project Manager, one of my tasks is to manage my team and to steer their creative energy. And I need to be able to work under time pressure and to never lose sight of the next steps. Also, you have to be able to handle conflicts. For me, I view conflicts as a challenge to find the best possible solution. And it is absolutely necessary to be able to say “no” at times.

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Requirements at a glance

Personality

You are an extrovert rather than an introvert. The tasks at hand offer a lot of room for professional and personal development.

Making decisions

You are a persistent and independent all-rounder with an interest in technology. You are good at making informed decisions.

Work environment

You enjoy interaction in a flexible work environment; you meet challenges with an open mind and are self-organized.

Stakeholder Management

You highly enjoy communicating and social interaction, especially to get team members and stakeholders involved and to motivate them.

Business Trips

Sometimes even the best virtual meeting cannot replace a face-to-face conversation and a coffee.

Strategic and operative work

You are talented in coordinating, organizing and controlling project tasks.

Requirements at a glance

The five “hats” of a Project Manager

A Project Manager interacts with many stakeholders. In this role you are:

  • All-rounder
  • Motivator
  • Action hero
  • Challenger
  • Ambassador for your project

Skills:

As a Project Manager you deal with interesting projects and products. That offers a lot of scope for action, both from a management and a technical perspective. You keep track of your project and always have the big picture in mind. As you accompany a product along the entire value chain, you always think at least one step ahead.

In addition, you have strong organizational and communication skills. This helps you breaking down complex issues and discuss a project with middle and upper management. As the corporate culture and atmosphere in the teams are fostering informal exchange, it helps to be a good communicator. To sum it up: Your job as a Project Manager is never routine or one-sided. No two days are ever the same.

You are responsible for:

  • Project goals – ensure and monitor professional and target-oriented project work
  • Planning – from project initiation to implementation
  • Functional leadership – manage a team of experts with various backgrounds

Project Manager at Infineon

What makes this a dream job?

Infineon’s work has a huge impact on people’s daily lives and on solutions for the future. As a Project Manager, you are a manager, a leader and an expert at the same time. You become experienced in managing large and complex projects. You’re one of the first to learn about the latest technological developments – and that keeps you two steps ahead of the rest.

The informal atmosphere with the team makes work fun – and at Infineon, you almost never see a suit. Infineon also gives employees the freedom to shape their workdays flexibly and independently.

And here comes the special thing:
The Project Management Career is one of three career paths that Infineon offers. Starting as a Project Leader, you can climb up to Senior Project Director. So having a leading role in Project Management not only gives you a great opportunity to shape the company’s future, but also your own career development!

Locations for Project Managers

Munich

In our headquarter in Neubiberg near Munich, more than 3.300 employees are working in research & development, several central functions, IT and many more. 

What we offer you at Campeon

Villach

Almost 3.200 people work at four different sites in Austria.

What we offer you in Villach

Warstein

In Warstein we like it sustainable, healthy, balanced, sportive and diverse.

What we offer you in Warstein

Munich

In our headquarter in Neubiberg near Munich, more than 3.300 employees are working in research & development, several central functions, IT and many more. 

What we offer you at Campeon

Villach

Almost 3.200 people work at four different sites in Austria.

What we offer you in Villach

Warstein

In Warstein we like it sustainable, healthy, balanced, sportive and diverse.

What we offer you in Warstein

Where do you want to work?

Infineon has various sites all over the world. Find out where you can work, what we offer, and how you can approach us at each location.

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