Director of R&D - Sensing - Germany

NKT Photonics

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Udlandet (øvrige)

Director of R&D - Sensing - Germany

You will lead, manage and motivate the Sensing R&D team, based in Germany. You will use your experience to ensure we continue to design innovative sensing system products and develop and patent marketable optical sensing solutions.

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high performance fiber lasers, fiber optic sensing systems and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World.

At our facility in Cologne, our expertise is in the development, production and distribution of high quality fiber optic systems for distributed temperature measurement and structure monitoring. Typical areas of application are the monitoring of high-voltage cables and overhead lines, the thermal analysis of oil production and the fire protection in tunnels, as well as in fire-hazard buildings and facilities.

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities!

It’s an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Director of R&D Sensing to join our growing team.

The Role

  • Lead, motivate, coach and inspire the Sensing R&D organisation and its teams in their daily activities. Support the training and development of team members to realise their potential and support the needs of business.
  • Undertake the programme management of the Sensing R&D product development projects.
  • Ensure the organizational structure can deliver its objectives; identify and secure core competences and define and review key KPIs.
  • Enable project excellence for product development of new optical sensing systems.
  • Empower the team to create and patent marketable solutions.
  • Understand the concept of market development and assume responsibility for seeking external solutions.
  • Promote NKT Photonics as a market leader in R&D through publishing scientific papers.
  • Work and collaborate with a wide scope of stakeholders including Product management; the Commercial Director; Engineering in Operations; external contract development; certification partners; Global IPR team and key customers.
  • There will be some occasional travel to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe and to partners to the business.

The Individual

  • Proven, relevant experience of leading a technical R&D team; ideally gained in a design and manufacturing environment. Specifically, a good record of implementing relevant R&D processes is expected and a working knowledge of the Sensing industry would be useful.
  • Inspirational leader; able to motivate and develop people to derive collective and personal success.
  • Engineering background with a supporting, relevant qualification.
  • Hands-on experience in direct product development and project management - or management of a portfolio of projects and project managers.
  • Able to think innovatively and offer new ideas and solutions for improvements.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills; able to question complex information, identify root-cause and effects and deliver inspiring technical solutions.
  • Passionate about what you.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to us and we will be in contact soon.


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