R&D Project Leader
Project Management
Full Time
Susegana, Italy

Role Objectives:
• The successful candidate will coordinate the R&D project team in an international environment related to food preservation. 
• She or He will be responsible for the execution and the reporting of the respective projects in the given time frame, cost target and quality level.

• Drive the project's development. 

Key Operational Responsibilities:
• New parts of a platform or subsystem projects leadership
• Validate new mechanical components/system taking care of its design and development (technical specification, functionality, reliability, manufacturability, safety, …)
• Design creation and release of mechanical components/systems within a time frame, cost target, quality level, process constraints, …
• Robust design tools using (CAD, CAE, FMEA, DFMA, tolerances analysis, … )
• Analysis of technical solutions with suppliers, factory and other involved functions
• Understand, change and create component / system design specifications / requirement / guideline.  
• Identify and support standardization by ensuring that new development fits into the platform and subsystem structure
• Part or product approval: understand technical tests results to take a decision on design development and final approval for series production, verification, tests plans, approvals of OEM products
• Cost reduction plan, investments request creation, reference contact with suppliers of the project 
• Reports in Check Point meetings/steering team meetings.
• Create products specification
• Organize tests or pilot serials with the production dept 
• Supports technically the teams involved in the assigned projects 
Additional responsibilities outside of standard job responsibilities:
• Create a strong relationship with all functions in the organization, to enhance the delivery of global targets.
• Support cross-functional processes to lead development projects.

• Master degree in Mechanical Engineering

Technical Skills:
• Strong knowledge of mechanical component and system development and design
• Strong structured and engineering approach during each development phase
• Strong CAE knowledge (mainly FEM structural). Fluid dynamic, dynamics, metal forming, moulding, thermal analysis is a plus.
• Knowledge of thermodynamics
• Knowledge of laboratory equipment and test results evaluation
• Strong knowledge of 3D design tool (CATIA is preferred)
• Experience as technical project leader in mechanics environments 
• Basic knowledge of approval and environmental rules in different countries
• Knowledge of the main manufacturing processes (metal forming, injection moulding, …). 
• Experience in Design for Assembling and Manufacturing is a plus

Soft Competencies:
• Team oriented and good communication skills
• Basically knowledge of Project management
• Ability to take initiative and be proactive
• Ability to work in a matrix organization, building strong and valid relationships with all the functions in the organization
• Attitude to continuous improvement in all the job areas
• Open minded

Other Requirements: 
• Proactive approach and problems solving mind
• Ability to support the pressure