Friday, 24 October 2014

International Technology Manager (Metallurgy) at Foseco Foseco Nederland - Hengelo — AcademicTransfer

International Technology Manager (Metallurgy) at Foseco Foseco Nederland - Hengelo — AcademicTransfer

International Technology Manager (Metallurgy) at Foseco

Specifications - (explanation)

Function typesResearch, Development, Innovation,

Managerial positions,


Marketing & Communications
Scientific fieldsEngineering,



hours per week

Job numberAT 20142557

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Job description

purpose of the position is to lead the Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metal
Treatment research and development programmes in the Enschede Research
Centre and to coordinate the product group’s R & D activities
undertaken in operating companies. The position plays a key role in the
NPI process, working closely with marketing and operations personnel to
support the successful operation of the NPI process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead
    the team of Project Managers to ensure that R & D projects are
    conducted in accordance with the NPI process and to deliver a successful
    outcome on-time and within the budget allocated to the project.
  • Coordinate
    the Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metal treatment R & D activities
    globally to ensure that work is undertaken in the most appropriate
    location; that best-practices are transferred and that resources are
    most effectively utilised on key priorities.
  • Define and develop
    the technical competences required in the Ferrous and Non Ferrous R
    & D team, both in the EN centre and in the country Centres of
    Excellence, to ensure that Foundry is equipped with the necessary
    competences to deliver successful R & D.
  • Develop and
    maintain relationships with external technology organisations which can
    contribute to the Foundry R & D programme and which can support the
    development of the required competences.
  • Participate in the technology transfer, industrialisation and product launch teams and processes.
  • Lead
    the team to ensure that the highest standards of R & D capability
    are developed including HSE, project management disciplines, NPI process
    skills and performance management tools.
  • Act as a focal point
    for the exchange of product group technology around the group in order
    to drive the sharing of best practices.
  • Interaction with
    customers through International Marketing Function to gain a deep
    understanding of their needs, which is needed to support development of
    breakthrough new products.
  • Work with the IMM's and IPM's to
    support the establishment of product line strategies, and associated
    product & technology roadmaps.
  • Collaborate with the Process
    & Engineering team to support the development of process technology
    appropriate for new product manufacturing.
  • Support and provide necessary Metallurgical advice to the other product group R&D areas


  • Postgraduate degree (MSc. Minimum) in or other relevant discipline (Materials Science).
  • Minimal 5 years experience in Aluminium Foundry. Other foundry segment experience is a plus.
  • Experience managing International R&D teams.
  • Good practical, interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in English.
  • HSE Leadership & Compliance.
  • Background in project management and establishing successful multi-disciplinary and multi-national research teams.
  • Combining academic research with industrial requirements.
  • Technology transfer from laboratory to production process
  • Participation in product launches.
  • The
    job holder must have the ability to work as a member of several
    cross-functional, cross-cultural and cross-geographical teams. 

Conditions of employment

A challenging varied position in an innovative and international company. It uses the latest technology.
you will receive a competitive salary with good benefits and on any
necessary removal you can count on a contribution to the costs.


Foseco Nederland

Nederland B.V., our client based in Hengelo (O), is part of the Foundry
Division of Vesuvius PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange. Providing
market-leading products and solutions for improving foundry
performance, Foseco operates in more than 30 countries and manufactures
in 16 locations world-wide, also maintaining centres for R&D
purposes in Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.

Based on the
Dutch border with Germany in Enschede, a new global Research Center will
be opened in November 2014. Here, working with colleagues from around
the world who are also stationed here for shorter or longer periods.

Additional information

you fulfill the criteria and if you wish to join a global organization
please send your application letter and resume through the 'application' button, attention to Mr. H. Olthuis.

For more information you can contact Mr. H. Olthuis 0031-742670044 or 0031-627024542.

Keywords: R&D, Research and Development, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Aluminium Foundry, HSE, Technology Manager

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