MECHATRONICS AND AUTOMATION BU MANAGER
TOP JOB of Mechatronics & Automation R&D Manager
Our client is an international industrial company supplying the steel industry and other process industries with high performance products and solutions. In order to sustain the strong growth of their advanced refractories business, we are actively searching for the future Manager of their mechatronics and automation applied solutions Business Unit for heavy industries worldwide.
Mechatronics/Automation engineering expert
International experienced R&D Manager with entrepreneurial mindset
Mons (Belgium) with 40% of international travels
Directly reporting to the VP Marketing and Technology, and in close collaboration with Global Operations, Regional Product line and R&D management; you will align, coordinate and manage the Global Centre Of Excellence for Mechatronics and Automation activities of the Advanced Refractories Business Unit (Robots, Mechanism, Hydraulic, Automation & Mechatronics solutions for heavy industries process improvements) in its activities ensuring appropriate product innovation prioritisation; new products development, launch and improvement (New Products Introduction); customer installation and commissioning of launched products and optimised supply chain; product life cycle management.
Mainly located in Belgium, you will work at a global scale to ensure the implementation and success of new product development projects. As leader of your department, you will manage a team of high skilled R&D mechatronics and Automation engineers, and you will oversee conceptualisation, design, prototyping, testing and commissioning of innovative robotic equipment's with an entrepreneurial mind-set to support business growth on a global basis, and to reach clients 'expectations in the respect of quality standards, due time and budgets. You will bring support to the business to resolve application issues and integrate the solutions in the future products developments.
Master's Degree or PhD in Mechanics or Mechatronics Engineering, you present 10 to 15 years of practical experience in the following fields: Project Engineering in Mechanics, Automation or Mechatronics for Heavy Industry such as Foundry, Steelmaking (liquid metal process technology). A Management experience in R&D and Product Management/development is necessary to succeed in this relevant challenge. 10 years' managerial experience in Multicultural environment would be a must. Your technical area of expertise is large: mechanical engineering, process automation & PLC, mechatronics, thermo-mechanical modelling, hydraulic,… A practical experience in Robotics application engineering would be a plus.
You are able to build, conduct and manage efficient and complementary technical R&D teams.
Marketing and business oriented, you have an ability to understand and translate strategical business needs into pragmatically products and systems' solutions. You're a strategic thinker with capacity to manage hands 'on and operational projects/teams. You are a key interlocutor for clients all over the world. You're open for international travels worldwide (40% of your time). Natural leader, innovative, open minded, pragmatic, business oriented, with both strategical and operational skills; you have the ambition to build and develop a High-tech business unit with a long term view within a multi-cultural environment. Your English is fluent. A good command of French would be a plus.
Key words: Manager, R&D, New Products development, NPI, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, automation, technical products and solutions, Heavy industry, steel, foundry, Business Unit Manager, International, Belgium
Our client offers a challenging R&D management position within an international high-tech industrial environment.
Interested by this high level technical position? Thanks to apply on line or contact Alexandre Bouvier Hays Engineering 010/23.37.00