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R&D Director - China

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  • Location China
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Reference BH-787

As R&D Director, you will be reporting operationally to the VP Product Line. You will join and lead an international team in a multicultural and fast environment.

The mission of this position is to develop a consumer experience driven innovation, including modularization and connected products.


A Typical Day

  • Deliver New Products approved in the Generation Plans for APAC & MEA home appliances product Line.
  • Drive and develop an Innovation culture internally and externally with the key strategic suppliers
  • Utilize knowledge of competition, consumer insights of the Emerging and Mature markets as well as product potential to seek out and gain new business opportunities.
  • Communicate and work seamlessly with the Product Line teams to ensure that great ideas make it through to production, to specification, cost, time and quality.
Who You Are
  • Master’s degree or higher-level qualification in engineering or relevant technology discipline with 10+-years' experience across different domains with a proven record of excellent performance in previous positions.
  • Relevant experience in the water treatment industry with focus on the PoU and domestic environment
  • Proven strong business and people leadership experience.
  • Proven track record of achievements in R&D environment
  • Capability to deliver under pressure
  • Understanding of digital and technological trends and proven ability to make it relevant and concrete in Electrolux context, especially in a context of Emerging markets such as Middle East, Africa and East Asia.
  • Management experience in bringing R&D projects to volume production
  • Ability to work across multiple business units with strong communication skills and problem-solving initiatives
  • Deep knowledge in product engineering and excellent capability to master new technologies

Core Competences
  • Strategic as well as tactical thinking
  • High energy and enthusiasm, ability to drive program from zero to completion
  • Good communicator that is able to present ideas clearly and with conviction at all levels
  • Role model display of our Core competences; Energy, Openness, Agility and Growth
  • Ability to work in an international, ambiguous and dynamic work environment; comfortable handling risk and uncertainty
  • Ability to generate trust, build alliances, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams
  • Good business understanding, ability to turn the consumer’s insight into an innovative and commercially viable solution. Holistic approach.
  • Strong Business Leader and People Leader, including ability to listen, coach, motivate and inspire people
  • Strong drive for results
  • Both reactive and proactive, you work efficiently and flexibly to deliver results.
  • With an eye for detail and the ability to interpret complex data, you can also translate this into meaningful, useful information that informs decision-making.
  • You build trust, good working relationships and communicate effectively with your colleagues and across functions. You can manage changing priorities with ease.
  • You keep the consumer and customer front of mind, bringing an outside-in perspective to encouraging cross-collaboration, utilizing diversity and encouraging open feedback.
  • You can manage changing priorities with ease.