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The ROSTA Group is the inventor and globally leading manufacturer of innovative rubber spring systems with subsidiaries in seven countries and partners in over thirty countries around the world. Since 1944, various industries have benefited from ROSTA experience and components. It is our employees who make the difference and our competitiveness! For this purpose we are looking for the leader and driver of our innovation as our new HEAD OF R&D / Product Development 100% - female candidates application appreciated

This key function is both exciting and challenging: As head of a competent and dedicated small team, you will actively work to lift our already very good performance to the next level. You will accelerate our global market-oriented product development and strengthen our R&D efforts to identify new possibilities for our products and solutions. Your main focus will be on materials (Rubber, Plastic, Metal), geometry and their combinations, with an eye on production possibilities. Additional fields of activities are to develop smart products linked to real customer value in “Industry 4.0”-environment.

HEAD OF R&D / Product Development 100% - female candidates application appreciated

Your core tasks:

  • Pushing the R&D / product development efforts along our strategic innovation roadmap

  • Leading/guiding your direct team and working with selected champions within the company

  • Interaction with people, institutes, companies and customers to identify new possibilities in the market of our market segment of managing vibrations

  • Close interaction with our engineering, production and sales team to ensure market success

Your operative responsibilities:

  • Design of high performance products & solutions
  • Creation and improvement of FEM-simulation tools
  • Enhancing our existing product portfolio with smart sensor technologies
  • Combinations of smart/sensoric and traditional product and material solutions
  • Personally taking over responsibility for projects and leading the team
  • Ensuring that (new) products are being developed and released in agreed time frame
  • Identifying improvement / extension possibilities with our current product / service portfolio

Your ideal profile:

  • Experience in this role and understanding global market differences

  • “Hand On” & pragmatic approach / try early – fail fast

  • Ideally university degree with high affinity and experience in a very varied and broad mechanical environment

  • Very good language skills in English and ideally German

What we offer

  • Varied, responsible and independent work in a healthy and successful SME, which wants to improve and develop itself continuously in all areas

  • Possibility to shape the future organization

  • Employment at the Swiss HQ in Hunzenschwil/AG

If you are interested in this varied and responsible position, please send your electronic application documents including salary expectations to humanresources@rosta.com. We look forward to receiving your application!

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