Career at valeo
We are pioneers on the path towards a new and sustainable automotive world – curious?
Our desire to explore makes us one of the most significant and innovative automotive supplier in the world. Through innovation, total quality and cost efficiency, 80.000 employees in 29 countries around the globe carry out our mission of offering value-added solutions to customers all over the world. One fundamental part of our philosophy and business is therefore the development of technical systems and modules for the automotive industry, especially with regard to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Almost 4,500 employees work at four production sites and in five research and development centres in Germany alone. In the four German technology centres, Valeo develops its newest products together with and for the automotive industry.
Within our four business groups which include Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems and Visibility Systems as well as Valeo Service for the aftermarket, we offer our customers a wide range of products and technologies which assist in designing the car of the future. Read more about Valeo here
Who we are looking for
Are you open to different countries, people and adventures?
Valeo employs nearly 80,000 employees in 29 countries around the world and operates 129 sites, 60 research and development centers as well as 12 distribution centers – plenty of opportunities to demonstrate intercultural and social skills.
Well-trained engineers maintain a competitive advantage through state-of-the-art technology, while highly-motivated sales teams successfully communicate idea to our customers, and outstanding performance in production ensures this success in the long run.
We are among the market leaders in all of our business segments. However, visionary minds are essential in order to develop innovative products. Therefore we are constantly optimizing our processes and our relationships with suppliers and customers, while fostering the competencies of our staff at the same time. We are looking for people who have a visionary mindset and think outside the box, who inspire others and try to meet our customers’ requirements from a holistic perspective: in a flexible and creative way.
Quality is a fundamental part of our products and services. Results-driven work that focuses on the needs of our customers and professional project management are essential prerequisites for ensuring that this quality is maintained. Our success is based on the collaboration between experts from various sectors. Thanks to their interpersonal skills and flexibility when exposed to changing circumstances, this collaboration is a great way of finding the best possible solution in the team.
We want you to join our company because you are important to us – just as important as our relationship during the application process. Fair and friendly interaction with one another as well as open-mindedness and honesty are prerequisites for great cooperation at Valeo.
You should enjoy taking on new challenges, and bring intercultural open-mindedness and appreciation to the table.
The following is also important to us:
- Enthusiasm for automotive technology
- Team work in international teams and social skills
- Contributing to creative ideas and innovation strength
- Personal initiative and a high level of commitment
- Excellent knowledge of English, other languages may be an advantage
Career opportunities at Valeo
We develop the technology for the car of tomorrow – how does your own personal development look?
Valeo is a company that employs state-of-the-art methods to shape the future in the best possible way. Our staff's personal development is equally as important to us as promoting technical innovations. With new ideas, the desire of being a forerunner in your area of expertise and the necessary sense of responsibility, you will find the ideal conditions in order to live up to your full potential at Valeo. This is what unites our employees:
- We are a global company represented in 29 countries around the world – mobility, cultural open-mindedness and English as our common language are indispensable.
- Quality is a fundamental part of our products and services. Results-driven work that focuses on the needs of our customers and professional project management are essential prerequisites for ensuring that this quality is maintained.
- Our success is based on the collaboration between experts from various sectors. Thanks to their interpersonal skills and flexibility when exposed to changing circumstances, this collaboration is a great way of finding the best possible solution in the team.
Transparency is one of our qualities. Thanks to our career path, every employee has the opportunity to identify his or her next possible career steps. Take a look at the career opportunities at Valeo. About the career path
Corporate Social Responsability
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a key concept in today’s business world, reflects a company’s capability to integrate all facets of sustainable development – including environmental, social and societal aspects – into its corporate strategy and day-to-day operations, in the interest of both the company and society as a whole.
CSR applies not only to operations within a company itself, but also to relations with all internal and external stakeholders and partners, from employees, suppliers and customers to public authorities, local communities and educational institutions. It covers not only environmental protection and societal or community actions, but also social issues such as employee health and well-being, training and career development, safety and diversity. It involves not only Human Resources and HSE (Health, Safety, Environment), but also R&D, Production, Purchasing and Legal/Compliance.
Reflecting Valeo’s long-term commitment to these issues, a formal CSR agreement was signed with the European Works Council in 2012 and has since been extended worldwide.
Due to its global presence, Valeo must reflect the diversity of society.
That diversity is an inexhaustible source of new talent, new competences, new ideas and also an extraordinary diver for increasing our performance in all areas.
In the context of our social responsibility strategy, we commit to continue and reinforce our diversity policy in all its form:
- Cultural and Social
Based on continuous improvement, our commitment is to give priority to decisions baded on competence in the development of Valeo men and women and also when recruiting.
Benefits and Work-Life-Balance
Professional examination: The well-founded qualification of all our employees is crucial to Valeo's success
It has been fundamental to our high above-average growth within our sector for years now. Additional qualifications in conjunction with comprehensive internal training opportunities enable all employees to develop at Valeo – and this is also how we ensure that our products maintain a high standard of quality across the entire group.
Health is a widely discussed topic nowadays. That is why we offer regional products such as bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables and eggs at some of our sites.
The weekly market takes place in the entrance area of our sites and is quickly becoming an essential element of a healthy diet – be it for snacking between meals or something for the whole family.
The opening hours of our cafeterias also conform to the variable working hours and shift operations. Thereby the focus is on: quality, variety and health.
Besides flexible office concepts and working time models, we also provide family-friendly offers wherever possible, such as holiday recreation camps during the summer holidays for our employees’ children. Our family service rounds off the opportunities offered in childcare, nursing care and the household. In the spirit of physical and mental fitness, we offer suitable sports programs at our sites, such as health days and our company run. Strengthening your body, mind and the team!
Come and meet us wherever you may live! We regularly attend trade fairs and events. Here, you will have the chance to ask us questions, find out more about Valeo and experience our entrepreneurial spirit in person...