Germany Industrial Director

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 and Stellantis-Opel, 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.


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Job description

Building on an R&D center in Bordeaux and a pilot plant in Nersac, ACC plans to design and build its

first giga-factory in Douvrin, France, with SOP planned for mid-2023; and a second giga-factory in

Kaiserslautern, Germany, with planned SOP in early 2025. A third giga-factory in another European

country is under consideration but has not yet been approved.


Based on the above ambitious industrial investment roadmap (approx. € 5bn) and its construction /

ramp-up and manufacturing engineering challenges, ACC is seeking to recruit an outstanding VP

Kaiserslautern Project, who will be in charge of building the Kaiserslautern giga-factory (a € 2bn

investment). S/he will be a member of ACC’s executive committee, further increasing the international

spirit. S/he will report to the COO.

The project will be built in three blocks, the first representing an investment of about € 600m. The

timeline is ambitious (e.g. 12 months of planning and 18 months of construction are expected in

addition to permitting times and other requirements). It will be a high-tech factory with highly

automated production of battery cells. Given the very large volume that will be produced in the plant,

cost sensitivity and lean methods are essential.

The VP Kaiserslautern Project will be in charge of building the giga-factory in Kaiserslautern from

scratch and will also operate the plant going forward. S/he will need to hire and build a team and

manage all relevant aspects of the project in Germany (project management, stakeholder

management, etc.). The target set for the future incumbent is to achieve SOP in 2025.

Profile

Knowledge / Know how

Background in/expertise of battery cells, even more than of battery modules, would be ideal

ACC would be willing to forego other requirements to attract a battery cells expert


Experience

We are seeking a seasoned industrial executive with over 20 years of work experience, board expertise, and deep knowledge of operations.

Extensive industrial project management track record (design lay-out, manufacturing

engineering, construction/installation and ramp-up) is required plus several years of direct plant

/ production management experience.


Qualifications

An engineering degree and fluency in German and English


Key behaviours

Leadership: unites teams around ambitious projects and targets; uses diversity and know-how;

facilitates teamwork and pushes stretched performance, engagement, and accountability; is

viewed as strong developer of others.

Performance driven: aims to exceed expectations and drive high performance; prioritizes,

allocates, and manages resources strategically and efficiently.

Cross cultural collaboration and communication: connects people, establishes rapport and

builds relationships to propel performance; rallies others and creates fellowships through

compelling influence, charisma, and visible passion; tailors communication style to best connect

with various constituents and cultural environments.





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