R&D Group Manager Advanced Mechatronics

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 7469

What's the role?

As a R&D Group Manager within Corporate Research & Technology you envision and drive future innovation for Hilti in products and services thru Mechatronics. You deliver major innovation by implementing new product or service concepts by mechatronic functions. You inspire the Advanced Mechatronics team, coach them in scientific excellence and professional execution of research projects. With your passion for people you develop talent for the organization.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With some 29,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

In this challenging role you lead the Advanced Mechatronics team. You are coaching and developing an interdisciplinary team of 12 highly qualified team members. You’re responsible for a long-term research roadmap and it’s implementation, strategic resource planning and recruiting of talent in the organization. You leverage your internal and external network to foster Hilti’s long term differentiation by identifying relevant technologies and implementing them into new system. With your inspirational leadership you foster a creative environment with sparking ideas and innovation.

INNOVATION - This is the cutting edge of corporate innovation, where the pace is fast, fun, energetic and inspiring.

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.

Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.

Why should you apply?

Do you have a broad and deep technical background in mechatronics and a track record in defining and delivering innovative solutions in an industrial environment? Are you passionate about people and do you create a motivating environment to go the extra mile to deliver ambitious targets? Then you should not miss this exciting opportunity!

What you need is:

  • MSc/PhD in Mechatronics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with 5+ years industrial experience with 2+ years leadership experience.
  • Interdisciplinary thinking and solid knowledge in several of the following fields: control, machine learning, signal analysis machine dynamics, electronics, sensors.
  • Strong business orientation, proven ability to craft direction and create innovation with clear customer benefit.
  • Strong empathic leadership with effective communication skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus.

“I love the fact that my job isn’t just technical. It involves planning and dealing with people too. The culture is brilliant. It’s challenging, yes, but it’s friendly and welcoming too. It’s all about teamwork, and your ideas are really taken on board.”

- Andreas, Head of Corporate Research and Technology

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