Team Manager Cell Chemistry

Kaiserslautern 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 :

  • Build up the team for Cell Chemistry for the Kaiserslautern R&D Center. Assure that the Team delivers the required results in at least required quantity and quality on time
  • Build up, structure, and organize analytical laboratory in KL according to QM Standards suitable for RD and Production
  • Prepare laboratory capability to execute incoming and intermediate process materials as a quality assurance service to production
  • Monitor and utilize special technologies relating to cell chemistry that are developed or available at institutes and universities. Build relationship such that ACC has access to these techniques depending on our needs
  • Manage the teams interactions in connection with TRL<7 activities in Bruges/Nersac and towards the TRL>6 for the KL customer project teams
  • Assure close collaboration and information flow between the ACC sites and groups in relation to Chemistry at all TRL levels
  • Develop and maintain technical relationship to german RD Network. Contact point for technical project work or ACC feedback
  • Manage of technical exchange with material and component suppliers for all inside the cell components
  • Responsible for the ability of the team members to contribute in the customer project teams with highest competence
  • Build and be point of knowledge in the site of Kaiserslautern for all cell chemistry topics in Kaiserslautern with close alignment to the Innovation group as well as “Chemical team” groups in Bruges/Nersac and Senior Expert for cell chemistry
  • Responsibility for fulfilling all legal and ACC HSE requirement for all chemicals and materials that arrive in the RD Center Kaiserslautern as well as their handling within the RD premises and eventually their disposal
  • Contact point for forward looking assessment of chemical regulations with relevance to ACC KL
  • Actively share best practice experience, suggestions for overall process improvements at ACC


Knowledge / Know how      

  • Design of cells. Choice of battery materials. In depth understanding of cell production and cell performance
  • Automotive market and applicable standards and rules

Experience :

  • 5 years min of preferably industrial Li ion battery cell experience
  • Proven experience in leading a group of people to the desired results
  • Proven skills to structure and organize complex projects

Qualifications :

  • Completed University degree or equivalent, e.g. chemistry or materials sciences
  • Read, write and speak english and german fluently

Key behaviours :

  • Full identification with ACC mission and values
  • Customer orientation
  • Positive, energetic, robust nature
  • Proactive and independent solution seeker
  • Skillful communicator across ACC functions and along the battery value chain
  • Ability to perform under strict time constraints
  • Readiness for regular travels to mainly European destinations
  • Highest sensitivity to ensure and implement health, safety and environmental protection procedures

Some extra skills which make the difference

  • Experience with automotive development processes
  • French language skills

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