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Director Engineering, Automation & Autonomous Operations

Marktoberdorf, Germany | AGCO

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

Setting up, structuring and leading a global team for the development and implementation of automated and autonomous software and technology solutions in the area of agricultural technology

Responsibility for the cross-brand and cross-location development, optimization and integration of new technologies and product functions in close cooperation with the relevant platform teams

Defining and determining product visions and strategic development goals in alignment with the Product Management as well as derivation of the corresponding project orders and project scopes

Full responsibility for the global budget related to the assigned automation and autonomy projects and programs

Responsibility for the central alignment of technologies and system architecture within the global research and development teams

Establishing global partnerships with technology companies to enhance the integration of innovative solutions

Supporting the implementation of agile development methods within the group-wide development structure

Defining, determining and implementing global development standards for autonomous and automated systems

Organizing communication management for effective and efficient cooperation of the interdisciplinary teams and the respective stakeholders

Responsibility for infrastructure investments within all teams reporting directly to the job holder (e.g. software tools, laboratory equipment etc.)

Your profile:

Completed Engineering study course in the specialist field of Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science with a special focus on Automation & Control Systems

Multiple years of experience in the application of agile development methods as well as comprehensive understanding of electronic and software developments, ideally in the area of agricultural engineering or in similar branches

Multiple years of experience in a globally aligned managerial position

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

Sound technical knowledge of agricultural machinery and their practical application

Comprehensive knowledge of project management as well as of organizational development and change management

Strong communication skills, confident demeanor and resilience

Excellent knowledge of the English and German language

Pronounced readiness to travel

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