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The HARTING Technology Group is skilled in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission, and networking, as well as in manufacturing, mechatronics and software creation. The Group uses these skills to develop customized solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission applications including, for example, mechanical engineering, rail technology, wind energy plants, factory automation and the telecommunications sector. 

We are not driven by short-lived markets, but believe in long-term values, entrepreneurial independence, employee involvement and sustainable growth.

For the new Coppenrath Innovation Center emerging in Osnabrück, we are looking for a

Director* Innovation Hub

The HARTING Technology Group is skilled in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission, and networking, as well as in manufacturing, mechatronics and software creation. The Group uses these skills to develop customized solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission applications including, for example, mechanical engineering, rail technology, wind energy plants, factory automation and the telecommunications sector. 

We are not driven by short-lived markets, but believe in long-term values, entrepreneurial independence, employee involvement and sustainable growth.

For the new Coppenrath Innovation Center emerging in Osnabrück, we are looking for a

Director* Innovation Hub

Shaping the future of HARTING, actively!

As Director Innovation Hub, you will be responsible for orchestrating and directing a small team of innovation-focused engineers, scientists and project managers affiliated to the Coppenrath Innovation Center. Our mission is to develop ideas for new products and services, engaging with customers and partners, and even seeking out funding and joint venture opportunities in the agricultural sector to create new value streams for HARTING that encompass new products, services and business models. An additional focus of the team will be on applications of artificial intelligence, also outside of the agricultural sector. Deliverables are prototypes with increasing maturity level. You will grow and support the team over the long term by seeking out such opportunities and leveraging the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, and even domestically and internationally.

Your tasks in detail:

  • Encourage new ideas and concepts beyond current products and business as well as set up and cultivate methods and tools for an efficient and effective working mode
  • Actively seek out opportunities to support the activities of your team through projects, partnerships, external funding and other mechanisms
  • Enable the team to successfully develop new ideas up to an advanced prototype level in collaboration with customers and partners
  • Lead and continuously develop a team of innovation-focused scientists, engineers and project managers to co-create with external partners
  • Set goals and expectations for the Innovation Hub and external partners
  • Manage the daily work of the innovation hub and its projects

Your skills:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in a technical subject
  • Experience in leading a team in a product design and development environment
  • High affinity and interest in the agricultural sector and topics of digitalization
  • Ability to forge strategic partnerships with a wide variety of technical and investor stakeholders; fundraising and pitching skills in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Technical business development skills to sell new projects, products or services
  • Excellent business and organizational skills including budgeting, program management, etc.
  • Very good language skills in German and English
  • Outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Benefits:

  • Freedom and flexibility: flexible working and flexitime models and mobile work arrangements
  • Health promotion: ergonomic workplace equipment, health offers etc.
  • Employee discounts: discounts from hundreds of top brand suppliers for HARTING employees
  • Further development: promotion of individual and target group-specific further training
  • Work and family: child holiday care and free advice from the pme family service
  • Living: accommodation in the HARTING Guest House for the initial period

 

* All personal designations apply to all genders.

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