Manager Global R&D Centre Gearboxes

Published on
May 19, 2022

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The brand Sumitomo Drive Technologies stands for an established global designer, manufacturer and supplier of precision drives, standard drives, custom drive solutions and industrial gearboxes. As part of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI), Japan and the company's Power Transmissions and Control (PTC) division, Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany and Hansen Industrial Transmissions offer more than 95 years of drive technology know-how. With production locations in Markt Indersdorf near Munich and Edegem near Antwerp and subsidiaries in Germany, Benelux, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Turkey, Great Britain and India, we serve the EMEIA market (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India).

Currently, we are looking for a

Manager Global R&D Centre Gearboxes


Our Global R&D team operates as the last escalation level for our engineering teams around the globe and shows up when in-depth technological knowledge is required.

As the leader of the organization, you keep an overview of all of the projects, make sure they are properly planned and resourced. You work with the technical teams and the business around the globe to set priorities and ensure timely delivery of the work of the R&D Centre.

The aim of the projects is

  • to develop new products,
  • enhance and improve functionality of existing products,
  • change design to enable cost reduction of the existing products and
  • standardize the base technologies and knowledge

You take care of the personal and professional development of your team.

You also join various projects and activities to enhance the company’s competence in production, engineering and service.

Are you the missing gear in our team?          

  • Do you have a Master’s degree in Industrial or Civil Engineering and a proven leadership experience in an R&D role.
  • Do you combine highly developed decision-making, problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally and across management levels effectively.
  • Are you passionate about technology and eager to learn even more about our gearboxes and new complimentary technologies?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills, having an ability to analyze, refine, summarize, and clearly present data and information.
  • Are you fluent in English and Dutch? Any other language is a plus!
  • You have an analytical mind, like to take initiative and know how to prioritize?

Yes, you are? Perfect! Apply by sending your motivation and CV to [email protected] and maybe you will become our new R&D colleague!