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Chief Technology Officer

My client is a a global leader in lithium-ion battery R&D, to empower electric mobility by creating better batteries for a greener world.
As the “Discovery to Delivery” battery company, they are building a first-of-its-kind battery manufacturing facility in Slovakia integrating R&D, pilot line and full production of cells in one location supplying customers across Europe and a range of mobility sectors including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, aviation and off-highway.

We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer, who will lead R&D cluster and accelerator focused on the development of battery solutions in the energy and e-mobility sectors within the first and unique Battery R&D and Production Company in Europe.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primarily responsibility for:
identifying, implementing and driving the company’s technology & innovative solutions
driving strong engineering fundamentals and hands-on systematic problem-solving approach.
fully leveraging digital and physical prototyping capabilities to drive product innovation
maximizing the utilization of the state-of-the art test labs to accelerate new product and technology effectiveness.
planning and monitoring of operational budget
assuring minimization of risks related to industrial and occupational safety, making the whole process safe and reliable
articulating clearly expectations and progress to the executive team, various stakeholders and internal teams
Driving and active contribution to:
continuous capability and improvement of the InoBat Auto’s technological advancements
zero accident working environment
sustainable technology to assure minimum negative impact on environment
strategic mindset to look forward to building the organizational capabilities, new technology and products investments and execution
culture of Innovation and organic growth for our external customers
high performing, empowered and accountable culture across the organization
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Technical: Leadership:
+10 years’ experience in the technology industry, ideally in Battery cell research/manufacturing 
Excellent understanding of cell chemistries used in automotive applications
Excellent knowledge of R&D
Experience in leading technological partnerships with external entities
Ability to develop and drive the culture of Safety, reliability, continuous improvement and responsibility towards all involved parties
Brilliant at building relationships with OEM’s, clients, suppliers and contractors and the ability to relate effectively with clients, senior management, and staff
Ability to build effective teams, create the climate of growth and development 
An excellent communicator and public speaker ( English language proficiency is essential)
 
Managerial:
Individual: 
Strategic & innovative mindset and strong business acumen are essential 
Excellent financial acumen for assessing business risks, opportunities and commercial negotiations
Strong planning, organising, coordinating and priority-setting skills
Storng ability to collaborate insightfully with team members to develop strategies and implement business plans (operational appproach)
Personal Integrity
Respect to others
Strong accountabiity and ownership
Upbeat, positive attitude