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Vice-President - Global R&D Engineering

Company: ABB Group
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Vice-President - Global R&D Engineering

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this role you will be responsible for identification, exploration and implementation of R&D, engineering and technology/product development and growth strategies within the global NEMA Motors Division to enhance and secure ABB -s global position and profitability in the medium/long term, in NEMA Motors - Motion in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Reporting to the Division President, you will ensure project execution and foster innovation and develop and secure research and development (R&D) capabilities.

Your responsibilities

Technical and scientific proficiency and leadership - Coordinates NEMA technology and reports to Division management. Ensures the alignment of strategies, processes and corresponding R&D plans, Facilitates technology issues within NEMA and across Divisions. Is involved at an operational level in important and critical technology issues and/or projects within Division ensuring adherence to R&D gate model process
Technology direction - Responsible for creation and execution of NEMA R&D strategy in agreement, Creates, plans and follows up NEMA technology road map
Innovation and creativity - Develop, secures and facilitates innovation process, and ensures key performance indicators (KPIs) are in place to be tracked
Projects, processes and tools - Ensures NEMA R&D and engineering projects are delivered on time and on budget. Ensures that actions and decisions taken are approved in accordance with prevailing policies and instructions, Drives, influences and facilitates cooperation around market standards and guidelines important to the Division
R&D context - Aligns R&D with Product Management function to define market-oriented R&D projects, Knowledge transfer - Supports and oversees transfer of technology and knowledge between the business and internal partners
Network and visibility - Represent the Technology function to customers and internal/external stakeholders. Ensures representation to relevant universities and institutions, Intellectual property (IP) and risk management - Ensures NEMA IP strategies are created, targets set and followed up
Finance and budget - Responsible for R&D budget and targets, set in accordance with parameters decided by the NEMA Division President
People leadership and development - Ensures that people processes are in place to enable the appropriate organization, competence and skills to exist or be developed, Guides, motivates and coaches' team and individuals, both direct and indirect

Your background

Bachelor's degree in R&D, engineering or related field required and minimum 15 years of experience in R&D, engineering, or related field
Master's degree a plus
Self-motivated and directed, Excellent relationship, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, Good understanding of relevant markets, customers and competition
Strong global business / financial acumen, strategic thinking and analytical problem solving and organizational skills, Goal and results oriented mind-set, Proven record in execution of defined strategic initiatives
Project management - including the ability to lead and influence teams of senior managers, Strong Microsoft Office/computer skills and previous SAP experience preferred
Clear communication in internal and external discussions and presentations, persuasive and Willingness to travel
Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


Retirement plan
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Medical insurance
Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB's NEMA Motors Division markets, designs and manufactures the market-leading Baldor-Reliance - brand of industrial motors. As the #1 global manufacturer of NEMA motors, our quality products are designed to reliably and efficiently meet the challenges our customers face. Our business is investing in technology, tools, people and processes to ensure our general purpose and application-specific solutions perform as expected, every time. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website ABB in the United States requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or in specific and limited circumstances, be approved for a sincerely held religious belief or a medical/disability accommodation. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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