Head of R&D (f/m/d)

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Head of R&D (f/m/d)

For the further development of our Business Wienerberger Building Solutions (WBS), we are offering the following position to support the business unit's Operations & Engineering team: Head of R&D (f/m/d)

Your tasks

The strategy followed by Operations & Engineering is designed not only to reinforce Wienerberger's position as the world's largest and best-known producer of building materials, but also to ensure its technological leadership by further development of innovative performance. The department of R&D and raw materials of the business unit WBS includes the following units: energy efficiency, engobes & glazes, production technology & new materials and raw materials & laboratories. In this role, you lead an international team of senior experts.

  • Responsibility and further development of the field of R&D
  • Leading and coordination for continuous development of the international R&D Team
    Strategic direction and coordination of international R&D projects
  • Developing and implementing innovative technology in cooperation with operations with focus on energy efficiency, carbon footprint, circular economy, production efficiency, digitalization, ceramics and new materials
  • Evaluating external developments with respect to applicability for our Industry
  • Optimizing production processes with respect to production output, energy efficiency, environmental impact, consumption of raw materials and product Quality
  • Development of new raw material blends and new innovative building materials
  • Central monitoring of raw material availability (>200 clay quarries) and raw material compliance with internal Standards
  • Management of Wienerberger's international patents related to project development
  • Participation in cross-functional projects with several Wienerberger corporate departments
  • Organizing internal conferences

Your Profile

  • Engineering background, preferably in the field of ceramics, mechanical, chemical or process engineering
  • At least 8-10 years of professional experience in the ceramic industry with focus on heavy clay products
  • Experience to set up and implement international projects (R&D and investment projects)
  • Abilities to lead a team of international senior experts
  • Successful record of managerial responsibility is an advantage (R&D and/or production)
  • Knowledge in cooperation with research institutes, universities and funding bodies
  • Good convincing interpersonal skills and creativity
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Very good command of German and English

Your Details

In this role you directly report to our Chief Technical Officer. The place of employment will be Vienna but you will travel frequently.
We attach great importance to strong willingness to perform, flexibility, very good communication skills and readiness to act on own initiative. Within the frame of international projects, understanding of foreign cultures is an additional success factor.
The position offers the potential of a very attractive international career with appropriate remuneration and very good opportunities for development.
The annual gross salary amounts to minimum EUR 80.000 gross for a local contract. We offer market conform remuneration depending on experience and qualification, besides attractive employee benefits.
Our offer addresses likewise to female and male applicants.

Your application

Simone Kurz is looking forward to your application!

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CONTACT

Simone Kurz
HR Specialist
Wienerberger AG
+43 1 60192 10152

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