Saint-Gobain Ecophon develops, manufactures and markets acoustic products and systems that contribute to a good working environment by enhancing peoples’ wellbeing and performance. Our promise »A sound effect on people« is the core backbone of everything we do. Ecophon has business units in 14 countries, delegations in another 30 countries worldwide, and approximately 800 employees. The head office is located in Hyllinge, just outside Helsingborg, Sweden. Ecophon is part of the global Saint-Gobain Group, which is one of the world's 100 leading industrial companies. Ecophon is the main brand of the Saint-Gobain Ceilings activity. Our European production facilities are located in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Poland.
To our R&D and Innovation organisation, we are looking for an experienced researcher and skilled team leader. You will lead a fantastic team of fellow researchers/Engineers and you will have a chance to really break new ground and work with research in its true sense - finding the sustainable future technical solutions!
About the position
As Research Manager, you will execute the long-term plans for research and manage a team of passionate scientists and engineers working on fundamental research, analysis development as well as technology development of conceptual products and systems according to Ecophon and Saint-Gobain Ceilings’ strategy. You will be part of the R&D and Innovation Management Group and you will drive the continuous competence and personal development of your team, which is a strong pillar of our R&D strategy. The role requires extensive networking and our research activities are tightly connected to many external partners, such as universities, Saint-Gobain Research Centers or suppliers, and you will be responsible for coordination and monitoring of these various activities. At Ecophon and Saint-Gobain Ceilings, we aim for an agile and collaborative work environment, and you will interact and work closely with other departments within R&D and Innovation, as well as other functions, such as Marketing and Operations, and our production sites.
You will lead and develop the staff within Research and actively work with competence development, recruitment, well-being, work environment, safety and efficiency.
The position is a permanent position based at Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB, our main company within the Ceilings activity, in Hyllinge, Sweden and it includes some travelling in Europe. You will be reporting to the R&D and Innovation Director.
We are looking for an experienced researcher with a PhD in material-oriented science. Surface chemistry, Mechanics, Building Physics and Acoustics are also relevant areas. You need to show strong leadership and people management skills and previous experience in a similar role is appreciated but not mandatory. You are a strategic generalist but at the same time you are a “doer” who can make ideas come true, and you have the ability to transform research into real products. You feel comfortable presenting reports and findings at various levels. You possess excellent written and spoken English skills.
As a person, you are a true and genuine networker, able to build long-term relationships. You must show strong communication and presentation skills. You work in a structured and organized manner but you are also open to change and new ways of working. Since you will be interacting with many people, we appreciate open-minded and easy-going personalities. In brief; a humble, smart, ambitious and forward-looking person.
You will evolve in a dynamic and fast-moving environment. Passion, Competence and Innovation are our core values that are reflected in our products, in our daily work and in our culture. You must be able to identify with them.
In this role you will have great opportunities to work in a market leading company with products enhancing peoples’ well-being and performance. You will have the advantage of working in an independent and flexible company, with the culture of a small company, but with the strength of being supported by a strong global group. Saint-Gobain invests heavily in R&D and its factories and you will have a chance to work in a dynamic role with research in its true sense. You will work in a fantastic team with excellent employee engagement survey results. Ecophon has historically been very successful, and the expansion and ambitions are not to be lowered – especially when it comes to sustainability. For the right person, there will be opportunities to grow and take the next step internally.
Information and application
For more information about this job-opening, please contact recruitment consultant Tobias Lorentzon at TOBLOR Consulting, phone: +46 735 11 10 60. You apply for this position through TOBLOR’s career site, www.toblor.se, by uploading your CV and personal letter.
We are looking forward to seeing your application!