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Product Development R&D Manager


Cheonan UMK, KR

Business Unit:  Rechargeable Battery Materials

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

The R&D manager is responsible for cathode product development and will lead a small team in Development projects mainly by organizing project plans and implementations with project team and relevant teams/functions to meet the customer requirements
Detailed responsibilities:

> Define the resources and teams needed to realize the project targets at the start and during the execution of the projects with the program manager and Head of competence team.
> Follow-up the execution of the individual projects with the project leaders and members and report the progresses of deliverables (e.g. sampling, product design, key quality documents – ICF, D-FMEA, etc) and deviations in timing and scope to the PD team manager and program manager
> Adjust at all times the projects, the priorities, and the resources within the project teams and relevant teams with the RBM priorities
> Lead the project team members by:
  - providing equal development opportunities, tailored coaching
  - being responsible for team members and making sure that team members perform at "natural best"
  - developing and use expertise in domain of cathode R&D including technologies, precursor, cathode, process, battery applications


Who we are looking for

-    Open minded person with good communication skill
-    Target driven person with creativity in the area of science and technology
-    Good project management skill
-    “PhD” or “MS with 5 years’ experience”
-    Native Korean with English communication ability to be able to work in a global environment

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our battery materials can boost the range of e-cars, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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