Innovation Engineer & Project Leader Hobs
Full Time
Forli, Italy

Make ideas come to life. Globally.

For us going to work everyday has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. By staying humble and open for new ideas – we can push the boundaries for cooking, cleaning and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.

Innovation Engineer & Project Leader – Forlí, Italy 

The Advanced Development Team is part of the Global R&D Cooking organisation. Our role is to develop technical advanced solutions for all kind of appliances in cooking, mainly for ovens and cooktops. Within that role, we have strong links to product management, product development and technology centers in EU, NA, LA and AU/AP.

We are located in Rothenburg/Germany, Forli/Italy and Hangzhou/China. To strengthen the team in the area of induction cooktops we are searching for an ADC Innovation Engineer driving experimental testing and validation for technical projects.

The main task will be to develop innovative solutions for cooktops by assessing new technologies and ideas with high risk and proving the feasibility by functional prototypes.

The ADC Innovation Engineer has besides driving experimental testing the responsibility to do pre-studies & technology investigations with the aim to push innovation based on consumer insight and technology trends. 


• Managing projects, prestudies and technology investigations according to category activity planning.    
• Preparation of test plans (components, concepts, projects).
• Identify new ideas and drive technology investigations with external and internal partners.
• Develop innovative solutions by designing, building and testing functional prototypes.
• Create test reports to enable direct transfer to Technology and Product Development teams.
• Responsible for smart applications feat. controls, smart algorithms and IoT solutionsDrive experimental testing and validation for projects, prestudies and technology investigations. 


• Strong performer. You can work fast and effectively driving a number of projects at the same time. 
• Strong self-motivation. You are eager to learn and constantly improve. 
• Open minded. You appreciate the privilege of working in an international environment and are respectful of different cultural backgrounds.
• Proactive. You are always one-step ahead. 
• Continuous improvement mindset. 


• At least 3 years of experience as R&D Engineer or 2 years in leading technical projects.
• Master degree with electronic/electric background or similar education.
• Deep know-how regarding electric, electronic, computer science. 
• Working with test tools like LabVIEW, Excel, and measurement methods for electrical products.
• Nice to have: experience/knowledge of gas hobs.
• Knowledge of standard testing methodologies like DoE or other statistical methodologies.
• Ability to take initiative and be proactive in an open minded and creative environment.
Structured and self-organized way of working. 
• Ability to work in a matrix organisation with international contacts.
• Being a team player with good communication and project management skills.
• Availability to travel.
• Languages: English mandatory Italian nice to have.