The Opportunity Within our Research and development center, you will have the opportunity to :
Support European OE business by managing the relationship to Technical Management at OEM heavy vehicle manufacturers.
Work in the Cross Functional Team structure for multi-regional projects : EMEA and other regions.
Work as OEM Customer interface with the OE tire development teams in GIC*L through the full process from OE tire advanced engineering, preliminary tests, tire submission loops, from RFI to release in production and beyond.
Collaborate in the OE Cross-functional team with business and all other OE relevant functions.
Communicate strategic information concerning customer feedback, OEM & market needs, strategies, opportunities & threats and competitor information to R&D and OE sales management and propose suggestions & proposals upon.
Create and maintain good professional relationship with customers and provide technical assistance in constant communication.
Build a good image of Goodyear / Dunlop at customers from both a technical & innovation capability and ethical standpoint.
Contribute, monitor and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
Obtain technical nominations and OE approvals for Goodyear / Dunlop products in line with the OE EMEA and other regions roadmaps.
Manage tire Focus fleet testing activity by selecting adequate fleets, organizing mounting, measuring and analyzing test tires performance.
Analysis to be shared with development team.
To join our team, you will need :
Education : Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or a similar discipline.
Language : Fluency in English and German is a must. Any other language is an asset.
Minimum of 3 years technical experience in the tire or automotive industry
Experience in tire engineering is a major advantage
Knowledge of, or experience in, vehicle technology is an asset
Skills and qualification :
Ability to establish excellent customer relationships
Cross Functional Team player as well as ability to work independently in a multi disciplinary global environment
Tire & truck / trailer product know how
Communication & presentation skills
Easy contact, dynamic & flexible
Accepting frequent travels : 30 to 50% of the time dedicated to Fleet visits & meetings at the customer offices in EMEA.
Negotiation skills and open minded