6 months ago
REQ ID: 37227
JOB TITLE: Research & Development Lead
SALARY: Competitive Salary & Benefits
LOCATION: Shannon, Ireland
Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As Research & Development Lead you will be responsible for supporting the local management team with developing and implementing an R&D funding strategy ensuring the business is aligned to appropriate external funding and partnership opportunities.
Interfacing with other key functions, you will act as a core conduit for true cross-functional working across Program Finance, Program Project Management, Product Engineering, Strategy and many other departments across multiple management levels. You will also be the lead relationship manager for all external bodies which this function is required to interface with.
You’ll devise and implement organisational R&D funding strategies, developing and managing funding applications and grant requests. You’ll be expected to build and maintain a robust network and negotiate with local and national groups and agencies. You’ll be required to assist with the planning and management of budgets, policies and practices across commercial operations. You’ll also be well versed at influencing decision making at senior management and executive level in the organisation.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
You’ll have experience working in a technical engineering environment, while possessing a thorough understanding of the research and development funding ecosystem at the Local, National and wider International level.
You will need to be comfortable presenting at relevant technical and academic conferences and being the organisational representative. You’ll possess proven relationship building and influencing skills in a multi-disciplined environment. You’ll have the ability to thrive in a complex, sometimes ambiguous and demanding engineering environment and will be results driven, tenacious and resilient using your enthusiasm to constructively find new ways of working and facilitating change. You’ll have a passion for the automotive industry, its trends, products and potential future technologies and a third level degree in a technical/business discipline, ideally in software engineering would be beneficial.
SO WHY US?
Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and private medical cover. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.
Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.
Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where awe’re going.
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