Our client is part of a European industrial group that develops, manufactures and distributes professional solutions for the global market.
The company is a global organization, with 2500 employees and sales and production countries around the world. The company is committed to meeting customer needs and expectations by providing quality products and solutions, service and support.
As Head of Product Development, you will be responsible for efficiently managing your team and securing development of the department. The role is new and part of a bigger organizational development, and you will therefore encourage and lead your team through a bigger cultural change.
You will be responsible for carrying out product development of intelligent solutions for a whole division. You initiate and control the processes from concept, planning and development phase to the industrialization of the products, completion and handover to the factory.
You carry the responsibility for the departmental budget in terms of costs, investments and resources.
As an inspiring and entrepreneurial leader, you work closely with a highly qualified and team of approximately 15 people. You actively enable and support the team to ensure effectiveness of processes and structures, striving for ambitious goals.
The position is located in Northern Germany, yet due to the internationality of the organization and the business, you are willing to travel.
You have a technical education in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering with high mechanical competence or a comparable qualification.
Your track record shows proven successful leadership experience as people manager with an ownership of costs.
Furthermore, several years of experience in mechanical product development with electronic components for professional markets.
You know how to develop and implement an international technical product strategy, considering needs of market with respect to technology and economy.
Being a strong and inspiring leader, you have the ability to generate passion and excellence in an organization. You have a strong business focus on generating outstanding results.
You are fluent in German and English and you have experience working in an international environment.
This position is vacant for a highly market- and technology-minded, decisive leader with passion for product development, the company’s technology and the employees.
The position is characterized by a high grade of responsibility as well as a broad scope of freedom and design.
The continuous growth of the company gives you the opportunity to create and implement new ideas and solutions and to shape future business.
A dynamic company, which has internationally a leading role with excellent reputation.