The Center of Excellence Manager is responsible for managing the Center of Excellence, establishing and maintaining the expertise and knowledge for the product hierarchy assigned in all regions. 

Product Design & Industrialization Process

  • Manages Research, Innovation and Development teams (around 30 people), i.e.:
    • Best practice design, validation standards and associated methods
    • Innovation
    • Core Engineering (Design Engineers, CAD Designers, Expert)
    • Product Development Managers
    • Dedicated regional support (Asia for example)
    • FMEA blocks, FSC’s and Instruction for Warranty Analysis
    • Impact Analysis of new product standards
  • Ensures the follow-up on and compliance with the Global COE budget.
  • Responsible for the confidentiality of customer information, as well as supplier and AKWEL Group’s data.
  • Entrusted with creation, implementation and update of procedures and technical operating instructions to ensure the proper service operation.

Requirements :

Qualifications and Experience:

Masters Degree in Technical Science, reinforced by 8-years of experience within the automotive equipment supplier industrie, including significant experience in mentoring or Project Management.

Professional abilities:

  • Mentoring skills, leadership, active listening, communication skills, ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team, rigor, management skills, synthetic and analytical thinking ;
  • Proficiency in collaborative and Office tools (Portal, PDM, Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) ;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.


Technical knowledge:

  • Deep knowledge of current working methods among leading automotive equipment suppliers ;
  • Deep understanding of quality, costs and delivery aspects relevant to projects under development.