English jobs at Magna International Europe. Chris Pyak talks with Gerald Harzl, Vice President Human Resources, about job opportunities for international professionals at one of the biggest mobility technology companies for automakers. Listen to the full episode here – or on any of your favourite podcast apps.
About this episode
In this episode we travel to beautiful Vienna and Graz to discover career opportunities for international professionals in the automotive industry. You might not have heard of Magna International but you used their products. Magna supplies parts for nearly all big car manufacturers in the world. The company employs more than 55,000 professionals in Europe alone.
There is a huge number of English job opportunities with Magna International in Austria and other parts of the European Union. At the time of recording Magna International had 348 job openings in Germany and 271 open positions in Austria alone. Among the jobs that are currently in high demand by Magna you find Data Scientists, Software Developer, Engineers and others.
Just like the whole car industry, Magna International’s main focus at the moment is the transition to electric vehicles.
About Gerald Harzl
Our interview guest this week is Gerald Harzl, Vice President Human Resources at Magna International Europe. His career is a good example of the philosophy that drives organization with a strong founder figure: They try to spot talent early and promote from within. Gerald Harzl joined Magna International in 1999 as “Group Leader People Development Systems” and then worked his way up to his current leadership position. Harzl owns a PhD in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Graz, where he also was a lecturer on People Development for seven years.
About Chris Pyak
Chris is the host of the Immigrant Spirit Podcast. Chris Pyak supports international professionals looking for their next career step in Germany and other parts of the European Union. His work as a career coach has been featured regularly in media outlets like the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Handelsblatt, “Die Welt” and other well known publications. Chris Pyak’s book “How To Win Jobs & Influence Germans” is the expats step-by-step guide to a job in Germany. You can get it here.