Chemical Team Manager

Bordeaux CDI

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About Automotive Cells Company - ACC

Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.

Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total, Stellantis-Opel and Mercedes-Benz, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.


We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We create an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), with gigafactories to be built in Hauts de France and Germany. 

We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.

Accelerating sustainable mobility for all.

Job description

You will be in charge of :

-         Hire, Manage and coach the product engineering chemistry seniors, engineers and technicians

-         Structure the team to support multiples customer projects

-         Draft and animate the improvement of internal standards, processes and methodologies implementations

-         Contributes to the company roadmap

-         Apply and transmit its expertise on Li-ion cell electrochemistry.

-         Apply and transmit its expertise on Li-ion cell manufacturing at lab, pilot and industrial scale.

-         Propose new concepts and materials to improve EV cell at chemistry, relevant with company roadmap

-         Build and test prototypes

-         Apply agile technics to be able to answer quickly to various internal and external customers.

-         Lead and manage internal and external projects, contracts, while collaborating with internal teams (R&D, Industrialization, Projects, Simulation, …).

-         Lead and manage collaborations with suppliers, customers and strategic partners.

-         Be aware of and analyses solutions from competitors.

-         Be up to date to the state of the art on its topic of expertise.

-         Participate to international meetings and contribute to the company fame.

-         Support Intellectual Property monitoring and propose innovative patentable concepts.


Knowledge / Know how

-         Management and team motivation

-         Excellent understanding of the Li-ion accumulators technology

-         Excellent understanding of current technological locks and limits

-         Electrochemistry applied to battery

-         Manufacturing processes of Li-ion cell

Knowledge on various analytical methods


  • 10 years’ experience in similar job at automotive or battery manufacturer
  • 5+ years technical team management
  • International experience (China, Japan, Korea, Germany, USA) in R&D and/or Production for Li-ion battery


  • PhD in Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Material Science
  • Fluent in English

Key behaviours

  • Leadership and team management skills
  • Autonomous, Initiative, Motivated, Proactivity, team spirit, synthetic reporting
  • Good communication and social skills
  • Customer focused, result and performance motivated
  • Organization and time-management skills 

Some extra skills which make the difference

-         Lab conception, materials synthesis/manufacturing

-         Experienced in design or industrialization for mass production 

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