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Friction Engineering Manager

Location: Drancy France
Job ID: R0015149
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2023
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo France S.A.S.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ensures the development and validation of friction materials for customers, according to CBI design rules and focus on standardization respecting customer requirements, cost and quality
Responsible for the definition and management of friction standards deployed in Hitachi Astemo, Generic Product Specifications, new test procedures and measurements technics.

Key Activities:


  • Define friction specifications based on performance requested by customers and ensures their respect
  • Ensure support to Friction Engineers for development and validation of friction materials

Supplier Management

  • Contribute to friction supplier selection in accordance with customer expectations
  • Manage supplier relation and ensures the compliance with customer specifications
  • In collaboration with suppliers, develop new technics on friction measurement to ensure optimization of performance

Knowledge Management

  • Manage friction standards and tests procedures
  • Develop and maintains the friction catalogue
  • Shares his expertise within the company (community, training, escalation…)

Friction Management

  • Manage the P&L allocated to his activities
  • Define the friction roadmap, the goals to achieve and the deadlines in collaboration with the internal friction purchasing team

Team Management

  • Foster a climate of teamwork and motivation within the team by encouraging entrepreneurship mindset, professional development and growth of employees (assessment, training, coaching and mentoring).
  • Ensure the deployment of the Chassis Brakes International communication to the team
  • Ensure appropriate work environment for the team


Key Professional Competencies

  • Friction Expertise
  • Testing background
  • Brake know how
  • Fluent English level

Key Personal Competencies

  • Learning Agility & Adaptation
  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Ownership & Accountability
  • Relationship Building & Networking
  • Analytical & Problem Solving

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Engineering or equivalent in mechanic or chemistry
  • At least 8 years of experience as friction interface with management ability
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