Head of (m/f) Product Development in Hannover bei Continental

Head of (m/f) Product Development in Hannover (Vollzeit)


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With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 227,000 employees in 56 countries. As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 43,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech always thinks in terms of customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly solutions - going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.


  • Leading a global team of product engineers and application engineers
  • Coordination of all product development activities within the product, market and segment
  • Leading of development projects
  • Responsible for alignment of customer requirements and product specifications for assigned customers
  • Calculation and design of air springs and assembly components
  • Building of prototypes, planning and interpretation of product tests
  • Execution of PPAP sampling and achieving of customer approvals
  • Development support for suppliers
  • Quality documentation based on automotive norms
  • Technical on-site support of international customers
  • Responsible for product/ market/segment innovation strategy
  • Technical support in case of complaints
  • Planning and execution of general research studies
  • Cross-segment and cross-functional support in development projects


  • Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or similar
  • Several years of work experience in a similar area of activity
  • Deep competence in automotive industry and project management
  • Good knowledge in handling IT tools
  • Very good English skills and fluent German skills in writing and speaking
  • Fostering Innovation and Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  • Intercultural competence
  • Result driven
  • High personal accountability

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