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Innovation Manager e-Mobility

Who we are and what we do?
Speed has always been in our DNA. Become a member of our team and join us on the fast lane! With globally 4.000 employees and unlimited passion for mobility and innovation, Valmet Automotive is working on the future of the automobile. A clear focus on eDrive Engineering – paired with outstanding manufacturing competence – we are an experienced and visionary partner for development and production within an industry on the rise. 


In our new Electric Vehicle business line (EVBL) we develop and manufacture battery systems from 48V up to High Voltage for automotive and industrial applications. Valmet Automotive covers the full range from contract manufacturing to a TIER1 system supplier.

 

For our EVS we are looking for a curious, creative, and organized Innovation Manager with strong communication skills and very good knowledge and understanding of the e-mobility battery environment, today and in future, who likes to take responsibility and works self-dependent.

 

Here’s where you’ll make an impact:
Your main objective is to be the scout for market, trends, and technology evolutions on all levels within the e-mobility battery market environment. You know how to investigate and where to go and who to talk to in order to gather all relevant information for a comprehensive analysis. You make sure, that our organization is prepared to optimally cope with future topics and evolutions. You are the ideas and knowledge manager and the ambassador of innovation within our Business Line. Involving all functional units, you will come up with potential innovation ideas and together you will work along the innovation process towards implementation of new ideas and solutions to products.

 

  • Leading and being a supervisor of a small team specialized in innovation, IP and R&D funding
  • Owner of innovation management process, developing, improving, and driving a strong and comprehensive innovation process from idea to implementation
    • Responsible of technology roadmap definition, transforming it together with engineering to relevant technology development projects 
    • Support IP creation and participate in internal IP board meetings
    • Integrate both, technologies, and organizational capabilities development into the innovation management process
  • Support the continuous improvement of the product portfolio 
  • Seek national and EU-level public and governmental innovation funding and subsidies to match the technology roadmap
  • Research and analyze markets, trends and technologies cross functionally connecting all available information and transform it into technology outlook analysis to support strategic planning
    • Investigate, attend, and support trade shows, conferences and other industry networking events with a focus on innovation related topics and events
    • Be creative finding ways to gather all relevant information
    • Also bring home ideas to feed the innovation management process
  • Represent VA in RD&I ecosystems and networks and promote collaborations
    • Identify potentially beneficial partnerships within those ecosystems and networks such as technology drivers, knowledge sources and business enablers
    • Investigate relevant research activities and recommend a reasonable VA participation
    • Connect and develop relationships to universities, research organizations and governmental institutions with e-mobility programs and find links or steer activities to support our business
    • Support transparency within the BL and across and find potential synergies in RD&I activities, ecosystems, and networks
    • Recognize, network, and align with all relevant internal and external innovation stakeholders
  • Understand the relations of different innovative topics and consolidate them into a holistic context, showing on how they will impact each other’s and VA’s future business and product portfolio
  • Work with creativity tools and techniques to break open patterns of thought, where necessary and make sure innovation becomes an integrative part in all functional units and the innovative spirit will be essential part of our BL culture
  • Support the comprehensive business line strategy development and definition as part of the strategy core team
  • Support product management processes with interfaces to innovation management process

 

We hope that you would have:

  • Sound commercial and technical qualification with a master’s degree in engineering, alternatively in Business Administration with proven technical background or similar
  • Fundamental knowledge of the automotive e-mobility battery market and the related technology trends, the competitive environment, and the resulting challenges
  • Distinguished communication, networking and presentation skills paired with a distinctive analytical strength
  • Know how to investigate and understand complex structures and correlations and to transfer them into comprehensive and easy to understand presentations on top management level
  • Experienced with IP definition and IP management
  • Expertise in innovation management and know how to turn ideas to reality
  • Hands-on mentality and open-minded, paired with a flexible and solution focused work style to cope with a fast-growing work environment 
  • Self-motivated workstyle interfacing with a team, scattered over different locations
  • Skilled with MS Office, especially with PPT
  • English language requested, fluent in speaking and writing with full professional proficiency
  • Located preferably in Salo, alternatively in other VA EVS location within Finland or Germany
  • Limited travelling mainly within Finland and Europe

 

Our special extras:

  • An employer committed to sustainable, environmentally conscious business practices
  • Friendly colleagues ready to support you
  • Performance-related annual bonuses
  • Possibility of remote and flexible working (if your position allows it)
  • Ergonomic and modern workstations
  • Versatile e-learning opportunities (e.g. LinkedIn Learning and Rosetta Stone language courses)
  • Free use of the gym at the Salo IoT Campus 
  • Electronical employee benefit ePassi, which can be used for sports, cultural and wellness services

 

Interested?
Simply upload your application documents via our application tool by 12.2.2023. If you’ve got the basic skills we need, there's nothing standing in the way of a first interview, in which we'll be happy to clarify all your questions! 

 

  

Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive EV Power Oy
Location: 

Turku, FI, 20520


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