Wire Harness Team Leader Europe (m/w/d)
R&D
Full Time
Rothenburg, Germany
2019-07-22

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.

Wire Harness Team Leader Europe – Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany)

As Wire Harness Team Leader you will be part of the Global Electrical Organization (ELTO), R&D Food Preparation.

You will be a driver for Wire Harness Development activities, responsible for technical execution and reporting of the development status. Drive and manage projects related to BA Europe. Keep control of the component specifications and catalogue in agreement with R&D management. Support of standardization and modularization, leveraging from other business areas wherever possible.

You act as representative for the project development process related to the wire harness technology, enhancing cooperation and ensuring the link between departments and experts. 

Lead a team of specialists/experts providing a tightly defined service, coordinating and integrating team activities to typically resolve defined issues and problems. Can act as an expert providing remote advice in complex cases.

And you will be able to interface with all departments, vendors and customers at global level, within the scope of the position to achieve desired results on time and within cost constraints.

Key Operational Responsibilities

Wire Harness Team Leader:
• Provides business and people leadership
- mentors and grows direct reports
- acts as a role model for teamship and global alignment 
• Monitors, coordinates, and supervises the WH resources 
- ensures proper communication
- fosters teamship in problem solving
- promotes knowledge transfer 
- defines resource allocation
• Accountable for team results
• Controls cost & quality
• Oversees compliance of components with both internal and external safety and environmental standards
• Develops a technical road map in cooperation with other technology departments
• Plans/drives/introduces innovative steps 

Wire Harnesses quality support:
• Coordinates communication between all departments, related WH specialists, ELTO quality manager
• Actively participates in meetings for quality improvement 

European Wire Harness Point of Contact:
• Interfaces with other R&D departments, Purchasing, Quality and Manufacturing

YOU

• Collaborative - You ask and you listen, you take ideas on board and work with your team, taking everyone in the same direction.
• Adaptable -With a number of projects running simultaneously, flexibility and agility are essential.
• Communicative - You can make yourself understood and are a good listener.
• Problem-solving - You see challenge as opportunity.
• Results-driven - Maximising efficiencies and hitting KPIs are just the beginning: your real passion is delivering products that change and enhance lives. The rest is a bonus.  
• Ambitious - You always strive for better, in your work and for your future.
• Ability to work in a matrix organization - building strong and valid relationships with all the functions in the organization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• University degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic engineering.
• 5+ years experience 
• Strong knowledge in electrical components, testing methods, system development and design. 
• Strong structured and engineering approach during each development phase.
• Basic knowledge of approval and environmental rules in Europe and different countries.
• Able to discuss any proposals fact based.
• The following skills are considered as a plus:
• Experience as a team leader
• Experience as technical project leader (or PMP)
• Experience in Value management and Design for Assembling and Manufacturing
• Fluent English mandatory.