Team Manager - Innovation Projects, IP, and Partnerships

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 :

  • Establish technical and administrative, audit proof reporting system for very large, supported projects.
  • Management of all IPCEI related administrative topics that relate to the technical reporting.
  • Organize, coordinate, formulate and report IPCEI technical progress to internal and external shareholders.
  • Screen, monitor and manage the evaluation of external RD activities in institutes and companies that are of relevance to ACC with relation to our local activities or with geographical emphasis for now on Germany.
  •  Manage external development relationships. Develop contracts and monitor progress of research programs. Potentially coordinate research programs involving several partners.
  • Contribute to the development of internal RD KPI’s. Monitor their application and progress.
  • Coordinate internal programs to foster an effective innovation culture by having applicable knowledge on innovation techniques and quality tools adjustable to the TRL levels at hand.
  • Structure and maintain a capable platform and tool to assure up to secure, accessible, and comprehensive technical information from scientific literature, conferences, and IP.
  • Manage IP processes in coordination with ACC IP Department.


Knowledge / Know how      

  • Management and Administration of large technical, publicly funded projects and related business administration expertise
  • Communication skills with government, funding, and policy agencies as well as research institutions
  • Strong expertise to set up audit proof reporting system and its execution
  • Affinity to and basic understanding of high tech, multiple process step products

Experience :

  • Management and Administration of larger publicly funded german projects (5+ years)
  • Management of cross organizational research projects (3+ years)
  • Experience in larger industrial, academic, project management organizations is a plus

Qualifications :

  • Technical degree with strong affinity to high tech products and business administration
  • Fully operational in German and English. French language skills are a benefit

Key behaviours :

  • Full identification with ACC mission and values
  • Positive, energetic, robust nature
  • Precise and thorough
  • Proactive and independent solution seeker
  • Skillful communicator
  • Ability to perform under strict time constraints
  • Readiness for regular travels to mainly European destinations

Some extra skills which make the difference

  • Specific experience in controlling of funded larger projects
  • Experience in the field of quality management, intellectual property management
  • Affinity to high tech products and processes ideally in automotive environment
  • Existing international battery network
  • Experience in information management systems and innovation techniques

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