We are looking for a talented, inspiring and highly motivated team manager to take responsibility for a newly established components development team in Mercedes-
Benz Research & Development Korea.
You responsibilities in detail :
Lead a team of engineers responsible for the development of various automotive components (e.g. Displays, Camera Systems, etc.
and management of Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers.
Manage global and local development activities in various vehicle projects in close alignment with HQ and suppliers.
Implement efficient supplier management processes, especially for local suppliers and development partners.
Report project status, technology trends and benchmark results to relevant stakeholders. Define and implement countermeasures in case defined KPIs are not met.
Monitor existing and potential suppliers, research institutes, startups and universities on relevant technologies.
Develop and realize a team strategy and contribute to the development of the strategy of the business unit.
Support individual development, motivation and empowerment of subordinates. Manage HR processes for all subordinates according to the HR guideline.
Manage and monitor resources (budget, personnel, external engineering) effectively and efficiently and according to company’s needs.
Academic degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science / engineering or equivalent (GPA is above average).
Master's degree or PhD preferred
Minimum 8 years’ experience in R&D area (automotive, IT or related)
Experience in leading engineering teams in international projects with high complexity
Proficient experience in development of automotive components or comparable fields of technology (e.g. mobile phone).
Proficient experience in supplier management
Experience in defining and implementing processes together with suppliers.
Working experience with western and Korean companies and good knowledge of western and Korean working culture.
Skills in multi-cultural working environments
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
High level of self-initiative and proactive attitude.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and systematically analyze complex problems.
Team leader with very good people management skills and networking abilities.
Experience in multi-cultural working environment.
Language skills in Business English - fluent in written and spoken. (Language skills in German beneficial)
Safe and experienced driver. (Korean driver license for passenger cars is a must)
Willingness to travel.