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

Drive the change. Re-design food preservation appliances of the future.

At Electrolux, we are on a journey to shape living for the better. By creating desirable solutions and great experiences that enrich peoples’ daily lives and the health of our planet, we want to be a driving force in defining enjoyable and sustainable living. 


In our R&D Europe, Food Preservation Combi Bottom Architecture team, we are looking for a strong leader to drive the project's development.

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.


You will have the following responsibilities:

 • Leading new parts of a platform or subsystem projects  
• Validating 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, and 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
• Supports technically the teams involved in the assigned projects 
• 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.


• Team oriented. You enjoy interacting with people and respect culture diversities.
• Good communicator. You enjoy working in a matrix organization, building strong and valid relationships with all the functions in the organization 
• Proactive. You value taking initiative and have problem-solving mindset while working under pressure
• Creative. You keep an open mind to explore new ways of thinking.
• Continuous improvement is in your DNA. You constantly look to improve ways of working in all the job areas.
• Willing to travel within Europe.


• Master degree in mechanical engineering with min 3-5 years of relevant experience
• 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 project management principles
• Basic knowledge of approval and environmental rules in different countries
• Knowledge of the main manufacturing processes (e.g. metal forming, injection moulding). 
• Experience in Design for Assembling and Manufacturing is a plus

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