WM&WD Platform Director EMA
R&D
Full Time
Porcia, Italy
2019-02-20

Electrolux Major Appliances Europe presents
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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 being brave 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.

R&D Platform Director Europe – Washing Machine & Washer Dryer 
Venue: Porcia (Pordenone)


As R&D Platform Director Europe – Washing Machine & Washer Dryer you will drive the execution of all development activities and projects from specification and verification of a product concept to industrialization, approval, production ramp-up and market launch, developing and managing the project plans and project evaluation. You will join and lead an international team in a multicultural and fast environment.

You will

• Ensure an efficient and fruitful dialogue with your counterparts in Product Line 
• Drive all projects portfolio definition and delivery
• Participate in all project specifications definition
• Support concept development activities as a base for new product development decisions
• Ensure final approval before all new product introduction and Engineering Changes
• Ensure project accomplishment to specifications
• Ensure compliance of new products with internal and external Safety Standards
• Lead the introduction of common new procedures and/or processes
• Drive complexity reduction action plans
• Guarantee cross-platform standardization in alignment with global guidelines
• Participate in defining Advanced product development  priorities
• Participate in the evaluation of Market results for all projects
• Be responsible for the budget definition and follow up
• Be responsible to manage and develop your Team, communicating  and sharing Electrolux vision and strategy

Who you are
A Leader.
You have a vision and a purpose, and you can inspire and influence others
Collaborative. You have exceptional collaboration skills, a proven ability to form strong cross-functional relationships with different business partners 
A great listener and communicator. You have outstanding communication skills and have the ability to convince, influence and engage executive stakeholders, peers, and colleagues on the innovation journey
An engaging motivator. It’s natural for you to motivate, challenge and lead the progressive development of people fostering a culture of accountability and ownership
A Business Leader. You strive to get a strong business understanding in the context of technology and you are able to evaluate risks and opportunities

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Mechanical Engineering Degree 
• Consolidated experience in both product development and the introduction of new technologies;
• Proven knowledge of Components and Products approval processes, procedures and standards;
• Proven ability and experience in managing international teams;
• Product knowledge is required
• Innovation focus
• Strong Consumer insight orientation
• Fluent in English. Other languages are a benefit.