Global Head of Innovation (m/f/d)

Heraeus Published: June 19, 2024
Kleinostheim, Germany
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Global Head of Innovation (m / f / d)

Location: Kleinostheim

Permanent: Full Time

About Heraeus Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time.

As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common : World-class quality.

About Heraeus Conamic

We are one of the leading materials specialists for the production and processing of high-purity quartz glass and other high-grade materials such as ceramics and novel composites.

  • Our innovative products enable the production of state-of-the-art semiconductor chips or medical lasers for minimally invasive surgical procedures through flexible optical fibers.

As a global player with over 1,200 employees, we have sites in the USA, UK, Germany, China and Korea.

  • Our ambition is to become a leader on the topic of sustainability in our energy-intensive industry.

The following challenges await you :

  • You create long-term value and profitable growth by building the strategic innovation roadmap for both products and processes.
  • You lead the Research & Development team of around 40 people.
  • You are responsible for managing innovation project budgets from project start to market launch.

In addition, the initiation and implementation of projects as a basis for future innovations in close coordination with other departments involved is also part of your area of responsibility.

  • You develop carbon neutral production technology.

Furthermore, you are responsible for expansion and active relationship-management of an innovation network with research institutions, start-ups and individual experts.

  • You explore the feasibility of new technologies or scientific progress for commercial application.

Your profile :

  • Successfully completed master's degree in physics, chemistry or materials science.
  • Many years of functional and leadership experience in R&D of an industrial environment preferably in the field of glass technology or material manufacturing
  • Strong track record in developing strategic innovation roadmaps and project management skills
  • Excellent technical understanding with the ability to communicate complex issues in a straightforward manner
  • People orientation and ability to work in a team
  • Fluency in German & English, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel

What you can look forward to at Heraeus Conamic ?

  • Making things happen - exciting tasks that impact the entire organization
  • Shaping the future - solving the critical issues of tomorrow
  • Open space come up with fresh ideas, take ownership and grow with the scope of your work
  • Attractive compensation - in addition to the good remuneration package, there are rich social benefits of a responsible family business
  • And much more - mobile working, open-space office, 30 days vacation.

Curious? Apply now! We look forward to receiving your documents by reference code 54655 via our online application portal.

Any further questions? Our Recruiting Team, Heraeus Conamic, is happy to assist you by email : [email protected]. Or visit us at .


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