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Global R&D Director

Location: Tianjin, Tianjin
Job Category: Automotive & Parts
Job ID: 49672
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 2021-07-02 16:11:47

Job Description:

 Our client is a leading international manufacturer of connecting solutions from Europe,with a sucessful history of 80 years, to meet with their expansion , they are now hiring

Job Title: R&D Director- Asia Pacific


Report to: Global R&D VP base in Swiss Office


Location: Tianjin

Main accountabilities/Activities:

  • This role establishes a new R&D Team in China from scratch and takes responsibility for the R&D Center-of-Competence Manual Assembly Tool (CoC MAT) and the APAC R&D Pool. The role leads and drives all activities required to build an efficient and effective R&D team capable of delivering innovative products, processes and services. This is an end-to-end responsibility from ideation to product launch with the task to fulfill ambitious time-to-market, quality and cost deliverables. The role demands a high degree of competence and confidence in the ability to partner with relevant internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers with the ultimate goal to maximize business success

  • Heads CoC MAT and APAC R&D Pool, represents Global R&D in APAC,

  • Establishes and skills-up R&D team, optimizes organizational setup and fosters talent

  • Drives state-of-the-art R&D based on analytical, scientific design and hands-on engineering

  • Responsible for overall R&D team performance, capability and budget (PEX, OPEX, CAPEX)

  • Oversees planning and execution of research and development projects (products and processes) while meeting quality, cost and time (QCT) deliverables. Liaises with Application Management for the overall project accountability.

  • Tracks and manages technical risks, promotes a ZeroDefect mentality  

  • Tracks relevant organizational and project KPIs, drives continuous improvement activities

  • Responsible for R&D Test and Prototyping Center, supporting internal & external customers

  • Responsible for Standards & Systems including master data management (ERP), engineering and customer drawings, ensuring local R&D process compliance

  • Builds connections between local and global R&D teams. Actively fosters One Company culture

  • Liaises with and supports relevant stakeholders (Application Center, Production, Marketing, etc) and their activities. Ensures smooth project hand-over to Global Engineering

  • Responsible for strategic projects as assigned by Head R&D Group


Job Requirements:


  • 10+ years R&D experience, preferably in Automotive or in a global high-mix/high-volume OEM environment
  • 5+ years experience in a R&D managerial role in a global company
  • Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (BSc, MSc) combined with relevant work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English
  • Experience in Quality Systems such as IATF 16949 and ISO 9001