R&D/ Technology Manager
ABB
Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezzo), Arezzo, Italy
5 gg fa

ABB is currently seeking a Local R&D / Technology Manager to join our Electrification Products division. In this role you will implement product development and growth strategies to enhance ABB’s global position and profitability in the medium / long term.

You will manage research and development (R&D) activities and resources by implementing R&D projects using local and / or internationally located resources focused on a specific on Power Electronics and Mechanics.

This role is based in our Terranuova Bracciolini facility.

Tasks :

TYPICAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING :

  • Technical and scientific proficiency and leadership : Support the development of design guidelines, technical drawings and documentation
  • Technology direction : Develop culture and capability in own organization to ensure employees have the ability to challenge the status quo in technical issues, projects and / or processes.
  • Projects, processes and tools : Plan and ensure an optimal project portfolio for the team.
  • Plan capacity, people and resources for R&D projects. Oversee efficient, timely and quality project execution using the most appropriate internal and external resources and partners (e.

    g. universities, Corporate Research Centers (CRCs), as well as tools. Recommend, develop, and improve processes (NPI) and procedures to enhance local operations.

    Apply appropriate development and quality standards and monitor local product quality and change requests to identify issues.

  • R&D context : Partner with Local Business Unit management, Product Management, Supply, Production and Sales to ensure appropriate representation of needs within R&D projects.
  • Evaluate market requirements and innovation and provide feedback to appropriate product, manufacturing and R&D strategies.

    Understand technical or quality problems and provide technical support.

  • Knowledge transfer : Ensure information flow among all relevant parts of the organization. Set up and maintain channels for sharing knowledge and state-
  • of-the-art developments from different sources (CRCs -Corporate Research Centers, universities etc.).

  • Network and visibility : Actively contribute to technical bodies both inside and outside the Company. Promote ABB R&D internally and externally to foster cooperation and knowledge sharing with external resources and communities.
  • Build, develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external (customers, universities, etc.) contacts. Act as local technology expert for special tasks in the wider organization.

  • Intellectual property (IP) and risk management : Support appropriate protection of newly created intellectual property, and assist in defense and enforcement activities of related technology.
  • Support monitoring and alerting IP issues to higher level management.

  • Finance and budget : Prepare annual and multi-year budget in cooperation with local (& global) management.
  • People leadership and development : Manage assigned resources for R&D activities, assign tasks to team members, and supervise workload and work allocation within the project team.
  • Ensure appropriate competencies are developed and acquired within the team to support development of future products and systems.

    Ensure (with HR support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guide, motivate and develop direct and indirect employees with the support of HR processes.

    Requirements :

  • PhD Electrical Engineering or MSc. with equivalent professional experience
  • Understanding of Power Electonics and Converter Techonlogies and Topologies is a must
  • 10 years+ of experience in industrial R&D and Multi Project Management
  • Strong leadership and excellent communication skills
  • Strongly motivated in working in a very dynamic and fast growing business environment
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