Project Leader AD Cooker Hoods
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.

Project Leader AD Cooker Hoods – Forlí, Italy

The Advanced Development Team is part of the Global R&D Cooking organisation. Our role is to develop technologically advanced solutions for all kind of appliances in cooking, mainly for Cooktops, Ovens and Hoods. Within that role, we have strong links to product management, product development- and technology centres in EU, NA, LA and AU/AP.
We are located in Rothenburg/Germany, Forli/Italy and Hangzhou/China.

We are searching for a Project Leader to drive innovative technical projects for Hoods.


You will develop innovative solutions for cooking appliances by assessing new technologies and ideas with high risk and proving the feasibility by functional prototypes.

You will also have the responsibility to do pre-studies & technology investigations with the aim to push innovation based on consumer insight and technology trends. 

You will:
• Manage projects, prestudies and technology investigations according to category activity planning.        
• Prepare 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. 
• Be responsible for smart applications feat. controls, smart algorithms and IoT solutions.
• Have close cooperation with AD Hood Team in Hangzhou (China).


• 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. 
• Willing to travel.


• At least 3 years of experience as an 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 cooking appliances.
• Knowledge of standard testing methodologies like DoE or other statistical methodologies.
• Fluent English.