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Technical Manager / Team Lead Suspension

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Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Job ID: 44707
Date Posted: Jun 19, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe is focused on automotive components and systems. Our industry expert partners with our well-known customers forming the foundation of our success. Together we contribute to society with technological innovations and trendsetting ideas as well as comprehensive competences. Become part of our team and join our organization at Rüsselsheim (near Frankfurt am Main) as

Technical Manager / Team Lead Suspension 

In this role you will be part of our Engineering team and the lead of our todays and future suspension projects. You will actively promote customized suspension components including serial and after market development. In this function you will report to EU Head of Engineering Center.


Your core responsibilities include:

  • Stakeholder for Hitachi’s suspension products in Europe
  • First contact person to customer (OEM) in terms of technical discussions and delivery of solutions
  • Leading customer discussion on technical project level regarding products or systems regarding customer requirements with focus on vehicle dynamics and comfort.
  • Leading (technically and disciplinary) an engineering team with strong technical expertise to take over responsibility in customized product development projects. 
  • Collaboration with global R&D Group within Hitachi Automotive System 
  • Initiating and supervising engineering customer projects from acquisition to end of production
  • Support production site for industrialization of customer and aftermarket products
  • Enforce Quality Systems to get harmonized within the business segments
  • Plan and supervise of testing facility and activities in accordance with customer development planning.
  • Ensure the communication, schedule and quality of supplier together with your team and the procurement organization


Profile and Qualifications:

  • University degree in mechanical engineering / automotive engineering or comparable education
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in the field of automotive suspension design
  • Technical knowledge in the area of product development process and project including knowledge in vehicle dynamics and suspension products
  • Experience in project and/or team lead with enthusiasm for technology
  • Experience with OEM and Supplier contacts for suspension area 
  • Result-oriented approach and good communication skills in German and English
  • Team Player

Our offer

At Hitachi Automotive you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues. Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!
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