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.
TYPICAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING :
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.
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.
of-the-art developments from different sources (CRCs -Corporate Research Centers, universities etc.).
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.
Support monitoring and alerting IP issues to higher level management.
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.