For our client, a well-known & highly innovative e-bike engine manufacturer that is used by the world's leading bicycle brands, we are looking for a Head OF R&D (m/f/d).
Purpose of the job:
Analyze and challenge the current R&D structure, processes landscape. Built and hire benchmark R&D Department within the industry.
Set up the R&D targets in close alignment with the product management team and ensure the successful development and target achievement.
Responsible for the team leader of the functional organization (mechanic, electronics, system, testing/validation, prototyping) as well as the project /products teams. (Full system, drive units, batteries, HMI/accessories)
Ensure a sustainable/quality product acting aligned with preventive quality.
Ensure sufficient R&D support to quality for 0km and field claims.
Ensure the successful development of the products.
Support communication to clients as well common development projects with strategic partners.
Ensure sufficient work with suppliers to guaranty the development quality.
Responsible for setting up and managed the R&D budget.
Ensure the R&D Support for the production ramp up.
Responsible for overseeing the entire development process of new products within an organization, from the initial planning phase to implementation or production.
Keep track of all the costs related to the creation of these new products.
Make sure the company is up-to-date and current with the most advanced R&D developments.
Support implementation of mindset, processes, methods, tools and tasks to accomplish APQP, ASPICE Level III and PDP activities, agile methodology.
Responsible of IP processes. Promoting the usage of IP activities along development processes.
Tracking optimization and balancing of resources versus workload, providing transparency and rationality to Management/Controlling/HR.
Development and validation team working from different locations all over Europe.
Coordination with production facilities (Europe and China)
Global coordination of Suppliers and Development Partners mainly in Asia
What you bring in:
University Degree in Engineering or similar
Minimum 10 years experience + experience in a similar position, preferably in automotive or bike industry & an international environment
Experienced Team Leader (Team Lead up to 100 people)
Technology Knowledge & Innovation Driven
Strategic Mindset as well as Hand-On Mentality
Superb experience/ knowledge of Design, Engineering, and development
Fluent in English, further languages are a Plus
High Intercultural Competence
High (e) Bike Affinity
Highly attractive position in an innovative company
a very attractive salary package
Possible promotion to Director and C-Level in the near future
And much more!
Have we aroused your interest? Then send us your comprehensive application to email@example.com stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.