Innovation Engineer
R&D
Full Time
China
2019-07-31

Functional area

R&D Food Preparation

Job Catalogue

Research & Advanced Development

Generic Job Description Name

Innovation Engineer & Project Leader

Objective

Develop new architecture to satisfy the consumer opportunities as defined by Product Board

Drive and manage projects

Key responsibilities

Innovation Engineer

· Propose and define new Product Architectures and new Product Concepts within timing and costs targets set by Global Product Board.

· Act as system integrator of technologies and technology modules developed in APD and guarantee standardization, ensure proper interfaces with the existing architectures and modules.

· Theoretical and experimental analysis

· Ensure that new product architectures and Concepts are in line with :

- global standards (performances, modularity, safety, etc) taking into consideration also regional requirements

- product targets (cost , IP, quality, standards, design for assembly and performance for all variances foreseen ) and must guarantee the correct behaviour of each modules included (electrical, electronics , etc. )

· Development of innovative solutions by designing, building and testing functional prototypes in workshop and lab

· Contribute to the definition and regular update of the Technology Roadmap

· Interaction with experts in different scientific fields and working in different areas e.g. electronics, chemistry, materials, industrial design, marketing

· The projects concern e.g. new materials, processing technologies, performance testing and evaluation (solution and verification by prototyping), environmental impact, cost efficiency and manufacturing issues.

· Performance testing in laboratory and concept verification at the consumer level based on prototype.

· Analysis and improvement of existing technologies and searching for new innovative materials and applications.

· Develop an external network to universities, research institutes and innovation partners to follow-up the technical and scientific state of the art and transfer innovative concepts/technologies to cooking appliances.

· Technical Project management in own product category or Project manager in larger projects with external parties or cross product category internally

· Technology scouting and feasibility studies to identify potential applications in our products;

· Benchmarking other industries;

· Technical Area Management to drive strategy within core technologies

 

Project Leader

· The design, development and project management of new products or technology modules as directed according to the requirements of the Generation Plan.

· Drive and manage projects in the areas of

o New platform or subsystem projects

o New features and aesthetical design

o Cost reduction

o Assured Safety

o Quality improvement

o Platform or subsystem standardization

o Innovation, Intellectual Property

· Lead project teams

· Support and drive projects from project definition to the

approval of series production

· Reports in CP-meetings/steering team meetings

· Ensure that new products/projects fit into the platform and

subsystem structure

· Create invest requests when applicable

· Participate in platform- and variant teams

· Define input for BOM (+/-)

· Organize test- and pilot series with the production

· Contacts with internal and external suppliers

· Use development/quality tools like FMEA´s, project planning tools, quality plans, test plan and follow up actions

· Ensure creation of component specification

· Align and drive completion of product or technology module specifications from Product Line

· Control costs to targets (product/technology module cost and project CAPEX)

· Support user manual creation

· Precision in project target achievement

· Complexity reduction

· SCR reduction


Minimum Qualification

Key functional qualifications

· Prototype Testing

· Advanced Prototype Building

· Drafting & simulation of Performances

· Technology research and scouting

· Basic Financing

· Competitor Research

· Analytical Thinking

· Project Management

· Change management

· IT Skills

· Positive thinking

 

Knowledge (Ability to Learn)

· Extensive knowledge of engineering concepts and materials (for example metals and plastics, hardware, software or electronic systems, and etc.)

· Sound understanding of quality assurance principles

· Knowledge of a wide variety of production processes

· Familiar with ISO Principles

· Applicable Regulations and Standards

· Product Knowledge

Skills / Experience

· Familiar with the use of relevant design software

· Project Management skills

· Good judgement, problem solving and decision making skills

· Knowledge of ECR (Engineering Change Request) and ECN (Engineering Change Notice) systems

· Ability to prioritize projects and self-manage own workload

· Ability to work with and build relationships with people at all levels within the organization

· Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization

· Ability to work in a team environment and contribute to team and project meetings

· Ability to work in an open plan office if necessary

· Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills

· Attention to detail, and accuracy in numeracy, reporting and presenting

· Results orientated

Generic qualifications

· Operational Performance

· Business Acumen

· Interpersonal skills

· Degree in Engineering or Design related discipline or equivalent industry experience.