Job description:

  • Drives technology R&D across multi-Business Locations/Divisions, across multi-technology competencies in Li-ion battery, closely integrated into potential application and customer development with high energy, agility and a strongly entrepreneurial mindset
  • The candidate is technically proficient and a thought leader for innovation and applications in Li-ion battery technology
  • Develops and clearly articulates the multi-competencies technology strategy for new products, technologies and applications in Li-ion battery technology & EV/ESS/TC; in alignment with the business strategy across multi-BLs/Divisions
  • Identifies and evaluates external trends and upcoming new technologies with strategic judgment taking the relevant strategy and technology considerations into account. Combines a technology background and a strong strategic and analytical mind-set with excellent communication skills directed to various stakeholders
  • Identifies, challenges and drives the future growth for the company (across multi-BLs/Divisions) in Li-ion battery

 

Qualifications:

  • Master/Ph.D. or equivalent degree (technical, e.g. material, chemistry, electrochemistry, engineering, e.g. automation, mechatronic) with professional experience in Li-ion battery technology, energy storage system & electrification of vehicle
  • 10 years+ experience and successful track record in technology/application development related to Li-ion battery
  • The candidate should have strong understanding on the Li-ion battery in-cell development (i.e. anode/cathode material development, electrolyte, precursor processing, cell and battery pack development. Knowledge in the latest Li-ion battery & energy storage technology development is preferred
  • Knowledge of the energy storage/battery requirement from OEM/automotive is critical, both in technical & business context
  • The candidate should have knowhow on evaluating the performance & effectiveness of Li-ion battery (lab & beyond)
  • fluent in Spanish and English, German or Chinese as a plus

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