LET’S WORK
TOGETHER

Whether as a student, young professional or experienced specialist – we offer professional prospects and career opportunities at all levels. Working at IOI Oleo GmbH is different, exciting and diverse every day. With our team of around 300 colleagues at our headquarters in Hamburg and our two production sites in Witten and Wittenberge, we produce and sell oleochemical specialties based on natural vegetable oils.

Discover the diverse career opportunities at IOI Oleo GmbH here.

Partner of the Industries – with Commitment and Experience

Purely vegetable-based oleochemical innovations and specialties

In facial creams, medication, sports nutrition or styrofoam packaging – our highly specialized products have such a variety of application areas that we hold them in our hands every day without realizing it. We produce a wide range of multifunctional ingredients from natural vegetable oils and their derivatives, which are used in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food industries and in technical applications.

As a founding member of the RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil), we accept our responsibility and have committed to using only natural, renewable raw materials that are grown and produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

Learn more about our broad portfolio and individual products

A strong team

Our employees, who work in production, technical site management, laboratory, research and development, marketing and sales as well as in the commercial area, ensure that the chemistry is good within the company. Taking responsibility and cooperating with each other are important to us, because our employees are crucial to the success of IOI Oleo GmbH.

In order to produce and market our products, we need qualified and committed employees so that everything in the company works smoothly. We offer a wide range of activities and exciting tasks at our three locations.

We at IOI Oleo GmbH

Our employees talk about their daily working life

Martin Rossi

Day Shift Supervisor Filling, Production Site Witten

„I am responsible for everything related to filling. I make sure that all filling plants run smoothly, regardless of whether they are for liquid fat filling, pastillation or flaking. A great deal of attention is paid to our active ingredient filling, where we fill pharmaceutical products under clean room conditions.

What I particularly appreciate about IOI is that I was promoted here. I started my apprenticeship as a chemical technician in 2008 and then worked as a chemical technician in the plant from 2012 to 2015. In 2015 I became a foreman for the filling and have been a day shift supervisor here since 2017.”

Sabrina Gröne

Application Engineer Personal Care, Headquarters Hamburg

“I work in the CARE studio as an application engineer. There I examine existing raw materials for their properties and exploit their full potential. I also examine potential new raw materials and take a close look at what functions they have and whether they could fit into our portfolio. I am also developing new guideline formulations that our customers can use to see what is possible with our raw materials. I can largely plan the priorities of my work on my own so that I can make the most of every day.

At IOI Oleo GmbH, I really appreciate the benevolence for the employees. A request or concern can often be implemented in a few days. The location is also great, of course: looking at the harbour while making an emulsion is quite something.”

Sabrina Gröne

Application Engineer Personal Care, Headquarter Hamburg

“I work in the CARE studio as an application engineer. There I examine existing raw materials for their properties and exploit their full potential. I also examine potential new raw materials and take a close look at what functions they have and whether they could fit into our portfolio. I am also developing new guideline formulations that our customers can use to see what is possible with our raw materials. I can largely plan the priorities of my work on my own so that I can make the most of every day.

At IOI Oleo GmbH, I really appreciate the benevolence for the employees. A request or concern can often be implemented in a few days. The location is also great, of course: looking at the harbour while making an emulsion is quite something.”

Markus Walter

Electronics Maintenance Technician, Production Site Wittenberge

“I did my apprenticeship at IOI Oleo GmbH, was taken on after my successful completion of the training and now work as an electronics technician for industrial engineering. My area of responsibility is maintenance, which is very extensive and, above all, very varied. Maintenance includes, for example, the servicing and repairing of various systems and measurements, such as a level measurement of a container or the associated temperature measurement. But it also includes learning how to properly install sockets and lamps.

For me, working at IOI Oleo GmbH means that you can always continue to train and further educate yourself in your job. If you ever need help, there is always someone to help you.”

Nelvin Transnata

Sales Manager Pharma Asia, Home-Office, Jakarta

“I have been the contact person at IOI Oleo GmbH since June 2017 and I’m mainly responsible for the distribution and sale of IOI Pharma excipients in all Asian countries. I work with our distribution partners to maintain our business relationships and I acquire new customers.

At IOI Oleo GmbH, I enjoy working internationally with different colleagues and customers from different countries. I particularly like working in the home office. This makes my working hours very flexible. I can adjust my own schedule as needed. With this arrangement, IOI Oleo GmbH offers a good work-life balance.”

Nelvin Transnata

Sales Manager Pharma Asia, Home-Office, Jakarta

“I have been the contact person at IOI Oleo GmbH since June 2017 and I’m mainly responsible for the distribution and sale of IOI Pharma excipients in all Asian countries. I work with our distribution partners to maintain our business relationships and I acquire new customers.

At IOI Oleo GmbH, I enjoy working internationally with different colleagues and customers from different countries. I particularly like working in the home office. This makes my working hours very flexible. I can adjust my own schedule as needed. With this arrangement, IOI Oleo GmbH offers a good work-life balance.”

Kathrin Bindig

Planning & Stock Management, Production Site Wittenberge

“I work in the area of stock management and production planning. This includes monitoring inventories and determining requirements in cooperation with customer service and sales, as well as coordinating with production management for planning production times. As a key user for IT processes and as a member of the works council, I am also interested in cross-departmental issues and the improvement of processes as well as solutions on a technical and personal level.

For me, working at IOI Oleo GmbH means that I can work independently and that my employer is open to my own ideas. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and suggestions for improvement are heard. IOI is also interested in work-life balance, which is particularly important for young families.”

Sebastian Dieckmann

Product Manager Personal Care, Headquarters Hamburg

“I work as a product manager for the Personal Care business unit. My job is to identify and analyse product strategies and market potentials, as well as to implement them together with the research & development department, the production, the CARE Studio and the sales team.

I appreciate the freedom for ideas in my work. No day is like the other and precisely because in our digital, global live, the speed of new trends is increasing. As a medium-sized manufacturer, we have great potential to be prepared, to participate and to grow accordingly.”

Sebastian Dieckmann

Product Manager Personal Care, Headquarter Hamburg

“I work as a product manager for the Personal Care business unit. My job is to identify and analyse product strategies and market potentials, as well as to implement them together with the research & development department, the production, the CARE Studio and the sales team.

I appreciate the freedom for ideas in my work. No day is like the other and precisely because in our digital, global live, the speed of new trends is increasing. As a medium-sized manufacturer, we have great potential to be prepared, to participate and to grow accordingly.”

Dr. Sebastian Reyer

Head of Research & Development, Production Site Witten

“I lead the research & development department with a total of eight employees and am responsible for the sites in Witten and Wittenberge. My tasks include operational support, the optimization of existing processes and products, the new development of processes and products as well as the continuous expansion of the product portfolio.

What I appreciate about IOI: high flexibility on the part of the employer, flat hierarchies, good personal development opportunities, strong future orientation and willingness to invest as well as the very good working atmosphere.”

Michael Noack

Head of Accounting, Headquarters Hamburg

“As the head of accounting with a team of four employees, I am responsible for the proper monthly and annual financial statements, reporting to the head office, accounts receivable and accounts payable management, and am a key user of the ERP system for the finance department.

At IOI, I appreciate the short decision-making processes in my area, far-reaching freedom and skills, nice people and a pleasant atmosphere.”

Michael Noack

Head of Accounting, Headquarter Hamburg

“As the head of accounting with a team of four employees, I am responsible for the proper monthly and annual financial statements, reporting to the head office, accounts receivable and accounts payable management, and am a key user of the ERP system for the finance department.

At IOI, I appreciate the short decision-making processes in my area, far-reaching freedom and skills, nice people and a pleasant atmosphere.”

What goes to making IOI Oleo GmbH an Attractive Employer

There are many good reasons to join our team. What is important to you?

  • “Flat hierarchies where I can develop”
  • “Diverse fields of activity, no day is like the other”
  • “We work hand in hand as a team”
  • “Here I have space for ideas”
  • “A responsible task that I can participate in”
  • “Here I am promoted and can develop myself further”
  • “Good flexibility on the part of the employer”
  • “The right chemistry”

Contact

Contact Persons

IOI Oleo GmbH, Headquarters Hamburg

Kathleen Wendrich Head of Human Resources Herrengraben 31 20459 Hamburg

+49 (0) 40 280031 – 210 k.wendrich@ioioleo.de

IOI Oleo GmbH, Headquarters Hamburg

Sina Hollunder Human Resources Herrengraben 31 20459 Hamburg

+49 (0) 40 280031 – 211 s.hollunder@ioioleo.de

IOI Oleo GmbH, Production Site Witten

Kerstin Geßner Human Resources Arthur-Imhausen-Str. 92 58453 Witten

+49 (0) 2302 925-377 k.gessner@ioioleo.de

IOI Oleo GmbH, Production Site Wittenberge

Jerrit Kahmann Human Resources Zur Hafenspitze 15 19322 Wittenberge

+49 (0) 3877 9206-670 j.kahmann@ioioleo.de