Global Division R&D Manager (flexible location)

March 13, 2023
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Global Division R&D Manager (flexible location) Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing

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In this role you will be leading global drive market leader R&D organization. You will be responsible for identification, exploration and implementation of technology/product development and growth strategies within Drive products division to enhance and secure ABB´s global position and profitability in the medium/ long term. You will ensure project execution, foster innovation and develop and secure research and development (R&D) capabilities. The role is open globally, but location is set in ABB Offices in Finland or USA (New Berlin). Willingness to travel is required (50-80 days).

This position reports to

Division President MODP

Your responsibilities
  • Lead Drive products global R&D function and global team
  • Create and execute R&D strategy for the division together with other functions and locations in alignment of global strategy and financial goals
  • Create product development roadmap for the division with other functions in alignment of global division business targets.
  • Follow-up and prioritizes execution of development projects according to the capacity and business priorities
  • Define annual priorities for the global function and local R&D teams and ensure key performance indicators (KPIs) are in place
  • Define targets, roles and responsibilities for the global R&D team and develop team members according to their personal needs and global function targets
  • Create annual budget, follows-up costs and financial guidelines. Plan global long-term investments
  • Drive innovation culture throughout the division and plan division technology development and research roadmap
  • Emphases D&I, knowledge sharing and collaboration in the function globally
  • Monitor global technical trends, analyses customer needs and watch closely competitors' technologies
  • Drive development of global processes, procedures and tools via continuous improvement
  • Your background
  • Bachelor's degree or higher on relevant technical area
  • 15 years of experience in a broad range of technology architectures and products.
  • Proven track record on working in R&D organization in area of power electronics, electronics or software development
  • 10 years successful management experience with proven leadership skills
  • Experience on leading global team in multi-cultural environment
  • Strategic planning skills, a demonstrated ability to see the big picture, and the ability to create technology solutions to meet real business needs
  • D&I, integrity and global collaboration high on agenda
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, coupled with the ability to work with business and technology stakeholders
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Understands importance of quality and have 'customer first attitude'
  • Understands of product development processes and ability to understand complex technical systems
  • More about us

    ABB Drive Products is a technology leader serving industries, infrastructure and machine builders with world-class drives. With our products, global scale and local presence, we help our customers to improve energy efficiency, productivity and safety. Our people and culture are the foundation of our success. We all together make the difference for our customers every day. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www. Work model: hybrid #LI-hybrid

    Publication ID: GP85293154E10

    Important: In order to be employed by ABB you will need to fully comply with/fulfill all local ABB employment requirements/processes.

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