R&D Head of Professional / Consumer

Angajator: CER Cleaning Equipment
  • Arhitectura - Design - Proiectare
  • Inginerie
  • Productie
  • Tip job: full-time
    Nivel job: peste 5 ani experienta
  • Curtea de Arges
  • Actualizat la: 22.03.2023
    Job remote: On-site
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    CER CLEANIG EQUIPMENT, filiala de producție a grupului Kärcher, din Curtea de Argeș. Fabrica CER Cleaning Equipment înfi­ințață înca din anul 2006, la Curtea de Argeș.


    Required Qualifications
    •University degree in engineering is required ( mechanical, electrical or electronical field);
    •Experience in mentoring, building high performing R&D teams;
    •Demonstrated capability in initiating and executing change;
    •5 years’ experience in R&D in industry companies;
    •at least 3 years' experience in coordinating teams and projects;
    •Demonstrated leadership, strategic capabilities and management experience in technology and/or business;
    •Ability to work in 3D modeling software and finite element analysis;
    •Demonstrated capability in leading others in the development of creative innovations and solutions;
    •Experience in project management;
    •Experience in designing and managing processes;
    •Demonstrated capability to shape and prioritize the technology portfolio in alignment with business strategy;
    •Capability in managing people and complexity in a multinational environment is needed ;
    •Capability to promote team-working and collaboration among the different functions, together with an attitude to measure performances by KPIs is highly appreciated ;
    •Ability to translate industry / market trends into new opportunities and solutions for technology;
    •Capability to promote team-working and collaboration among the different functions, together with an attitude to measure performances by KPIs is highly appreciated ;
    •Strategic thinking, entrepreneurship and encouragement of driving for creative, marketable solutions is highly appreciated ;
    •Drive for excellence is expected ;
    •Fluency in English , German is an advantage;
    •A previous experience in innovation is highly appreciated;
    •Ability to travel approximately 10%;

    Preferred Qualifications
    •5+ years’ experience in multinational company
    •Experience with cross-functional and multi-cultural teams
    •Automotive and / or other production industry with technical expertise



    •Leads development projects for Professional / Consumer R&D teams;
    •Apply R&D local strategy in line with Group strategy;
    •Creates vision for strategic workforce planning, talent development, succession planning, organizational development (including roles and responsibilities), engagement, communication;
    •Foster R&D collaboration with other departments (Production, Quality, PM, Sourcing, Logistic, Financial) for current and future projects.
    •Leads and participates in product innovation projects;
    •Continuous improvement through effective processes and tools;
    •Incorporates relevant design expertise and experience in projects in line with Group strategy;
    •Encourages creativity in R&D teams;
    •Actively searches for best-in-class technologies among competitors and develops innovation;
    •Cooperates closely with local & group partners to assure customer focus and target costing;
    •Coordinates and assure the right allocation of the resources;
    •Establishes and maintains operational budgets for OPEX / CAPEX / FTE;
    •Supports R&D projects at local & group level participating in meetings and sharing technical information and "best-practices”;
    •Cooperates with design committee to ensure brand-consistent design of product ranges;
    •Develops employees assigned to his department;
    •Ensure the correct application of relevant local & Group tools/regulations/norms/standards;
    •Participates in global and local meetings;