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Director Engineering, Automation & Autonomous Operations

Marktoberdorf, Germany | AGCO

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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Your tasks:


Establishment, structuring and management of a global team for the development and implementation of automated and autonomous software and technology solutions in agricultural engineering

Responsible for the cross-brand and multi-site development, optimization and integration of new technologies and product functions in close coordination with the respective platform teams

Defining and defining product visions and strategic development goals in close collaboration with product management and deriving the corresponding project assignments and scopes

Global budget responsibility for assigned projects and programs in the field of automation and autonomy

Responsible for the central coordination of technologies and system architecture within the global research and development teams

Building global partnerships with technology companies to improve the integration of innovative solutions

Support for the implementation of agile development methods within the group-wide development structure

Definition, definition and implementation of global development standards for autonomous and automated systems

Design a communication management system for efficient and effective cooperation between the interdisciplinary teams and the respective interest groups

Responsibility for infrastructure investments within all subordinate teams (eg software tools, laboratory equipment, etc.)


Your profile:


Completed engineering studies in the field of electrical engineering or computer science with a focus on automation & control

Many years of experience in the application of agile development methods as well as comprehensive understanding in electronics and software developments, ideally in the field of agricultural engineering or similar industries

Several years of professional experience in a globally oriented executive function

Leadership experience in an international environment with remote teams and virtual management

In-depth technical knowledge of agricultural machinery and its application in practice

Extensive knowledge in project management as well as in the areas of organizational development and change management

Strong communication skills, confident appearance and resilience

Excellent English language skills

High willingness to travel


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