DEVELOPMENT CENTER MANAGER

Location
MONTEUX, VAUCLUSE
Contract
Permanent

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.

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