Cluster Manager, Motion Products

Ref: 4240

Flanders Make

Leuven, Belgium

Role Managed by:

Rahel Kessler

Research Associate

t: +32 202 404 344

e: Rahel.Kessler@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Industry Research and Development

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 20/02/2020

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Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. From their sites all over Flanders, they stimulate open innovation through excellent research. Their goal is to contribute to the technological development of the vehicles, machines and factories of the future. By doing so, Flanders Make creates added value for the manufacturing industry. Together they help companies innovate better and faster. In addition, they attach great importance to international cooperation in the field of innovation and to participation in European research projects.

As they bring together companies and research institutions, Flanders Make help realize concrete product and production innovations in the vehicle industry, in machine builders and in production environments. Their expertise is focused around four key competences: Motion Products; Decision and Control; Design and Optimization; and Flexible Assembly. These competences have been translated into clusters in which companies and the Flanders Make Core labs work together in concrete research projects.

Cluster Manager, Motion Products

Flanders Make now seeks to appoint a Cluster Manager in the Motion Products competency area. The Cluster manager is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the cluster and will translate this into research roadmaps and a balanced research portfolio which combines the technological trends in Motion Products and the needs of the leading companies in Flanders. Working closely with the other three Cluster Managers, COO, CTO and CVO, the successful appointee will inspire and lead managers of R&D teams at the universities and Flanders Make vzw, while developing a close relationship with a consortium of companies.

The Cluster Manager will lead by influence to drive and accelerate the innovation in the Industry in Flanders, to have impact on science and technology, and to create leverage and synergy in Flanders Make and beyond.

The preferred and ideal candidate

  • has the ability to quickly learn the technology of Motion Products. Technical understanding of electrification or autonomous driving would be an advantage.
  • can create collective ambition in a complex stakeholder landscape. This means leading and inspiring by influencing and ensuring that things get done from strategy to project execution;
  • can build sustainable relationships in a network of companies and research labs;
  • has a good understanding of research and is seen as an R&D leader;
  • has experience with developing and implementing a strategic research roadmap
  • believes in the values of Flanders Make (customer value, working together, empowered people, excellence) and acts upon them.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. To apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4240. Applications should consist of a CV and letter of motivation. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions at rahel.kessler@perrettlaver.com or +31202409344. The closing date for applications is 09:00am CEST on Thursday 20th of February.

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