Global Director R&D Engineering


Our client is an international Supplier Automotive Industry for powder metal components (2nd Tier)
Location South Bavaria


Reporting to CEO
Nummer of Employees
  • 55 employees global indirectly
  • 7 employees global directly
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Main responsible for Global Product & Process development and Budget
  • Functional responsibility for the plant local program Management to ensure projects are on time, quality and cost
  • Engineering Organization assessment (incl. Skills assessment together with HR)
  • Assure Synergies between Engineering departments within the same Business Unit.
  • Define and implement an Engineering Global Testing strategy and its standards.
  • Define and implement an Engineering KPI-System to track department performance, Goal-System to track employee’s performance
  • Review all local & global R&D Processes (Change Request, Drawings release…) and define new standards when necessary
  • Implement and lead the Global Intellectual Property Program
  • Lead & expand the FEM (Finite Element Method) department
  • Competitors benchmarks
  • Lead or Support productivity increase programs together with the plants
  • Support global cost reduction programs lwith global purchasing an/or with the plant Managers
  • Support company’s strategical programs with the Management


Education University degree in engineering (mechanical, materials, automation, mechatronics) or equivalent. A Master or PhD degree related is a plus
Job experience
  • Experience minimum of 10 years in the R&D / Research / Innovation activities in automotive industry or related with materials (Steels, plastic, polymers, additive manufacturing) or leading R&D activities
Competence Requirements
  • Sound experience in leading a direct Engineering or Research teams in multinational and multi-cultural environments
  • Previous experience in innovation, research, trend analysis is highly required
  • Experience in Quality function Deployment, Value Analysis / Value Engineering, FMEA
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanics of materials and materials properties
Language skills Excellent negotiation skills, networking ability, communication, fluently in English and German

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Jobnummer 203-4-TK