EDM Analyst

About Us

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, passionate EDM Analyst to join our team! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it is a great time to join the STIHL team.


Company Benefits Include:


  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center for employees and family members
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays

About You

This individual will coordinate engineering changes from Germany or new product start-up with affected departments in the US such as Production Planning, Quality, Marketing, Purchasing etc.  You will analyze efforts and timelines of development projects for planning/steering of local R&D resources.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•    Leads regular meetings informing other departments of current and incoming changes or projects; potential effective dates, testing and run dates and impact to current company processes.
•    Serves as user expert for SAP and supports the introduction of S4/Hana and the global harmonization of STIHL EDM processes.
•    Analyzes engineering changes or new product documentation to determine appropriate Bill of Materials (B.O.M.), affected departments,  and potential impact of the changes on current business processes.
•    Receives technical information or changes from STIHL Germany.  Reviews documentation, corrects if necessary and initiates translation for departmental understanding. 
•    Manages creation of new parts in SAP, including component parts.  Manages new part procurement / production, prototype inventory, and release stats on parts availability.  
•    Manages active deviation permits to allow for the temporary substitution of a part.
•    Manage deviations from “EC phase-in dates” from Germany, in order to ensure proper inventory use-up.
•    Generates new material master data records and maintains existing records.
•    Generates new Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and maintains of existing records.
•    Create and manage BOM’s for Spare Parts
•    Maintains start of production (Serial Numbers) for Engineering Changes
•    Serves as expert to US employees with regard to technical information on engineering changes from Germany.
•    Maintains appropriate level of technical and professional skills by attending training classes, seminars, exhibits, and trade shows as needed.
•    Analyzes development projects regarding capacity and timeline and prepares management reports (Power BI, Power Point, excel and other company designated softwares etc.) for planning/steering the local R&D resources.
•    All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and work experience
  • SAP proficiency required
  • Bilingual English/German preferred


Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach