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Head of Development & Application

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Grünenplan, NI, DE

Company: SCHOTT AG

International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • more than 15,500 employees in 33 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Head of Development & Application


SCHOTT Advanced Optics, with its deep technological expertise, is a valuable partner for its customers in developing products and customized solutions for applications in optics, lithography, astronomy, opto-electronics, architecture, life sciences, and research. With a product portfolio of more than 120 optical glasses, special materials and components, we master the value chain: from customized glass development to high-precision optical product finishing and metrology.

The Head of Development & Application - reporting to the Plant Manager Grünenplan -  is responsible for all development and application activities and is  part of the site management team in Grünenplan. The incumbent leads a team of 12 application and development engineers in Grünenplan serving and supporting two different business segments (Thin Glass & Wafer, Processed Glass).

Your Tasks

  • Owner of the technology and production roadmap for the entire site. Derive all necessary development and improvement projects and activities. Plan, lead and coordinate their execution.
  • Support product management in the preparation of product roadmaps
  • Act as interface between customer and production. Translate voice of the customer into specifications and CTQ’s.
  • Serve as point of contact for specific technical topics and advice. Train customers and the global sales organization in technical questions referring to products, product development and applications.
  • Introduce new production processes for new products into production, plan and coordinate the implementation with special focus on glass melting and hotforming of (ultra-)thin glass.
  • Initiate the development of new technology concepts for the plant.
  • Prepare competition analysis including benchmarking of products and technologies.
  • Ensure IP protection and freedom to operate for current and future production processes.
  • Elaborate customer specific agreements together with customers and product management.
  • Visit of fair trades to anticipate pro-actively new markets and technologies.

Your Profile

  • University Degree in Industrial Engineering or Natural Science
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in application or development. Ideally first experience in glass melting or semiconductor industry.
  • Project Management experience, additional Six Sigma knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and intercultural competence
  • Effective interpersonal skills in order to establish effective working relationships with internal partners such as the production and sales departments as well as external customers
  • Look ahead to see future opportunities and needs and translate them into strategies and projects
  • Ability to cope with an agile and changing business environment
  • Great persuasive power and positive spirit
  • High willingness to travel internationally

Your Benefits

Motivated and committed employees are essential to the success of our company. By participating in global and customized training programs, SCHOTT supports your development in a cooperative and dynamic work environment. We work collaboratively with you to develop a rewarding and challenging career path and look forward to grow with you through our successes.

You can expect interesting tasks and challenging projects, as well as motivated and friendly teams in fields that influence our future. Do you want to be successful with us? Then, please send us your application: SCHOTT AG, Grünenplan Human Resources, Tanja Kremers, +495187771728

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