R&D Team Manager DWI (m/f/d)

ARDAGH GROUP (Bonn NW, Deutschland) Vor 2 Tagen veröffentlicht

R&D Team Manager DWI (m/f/d)

Provide world-class metal forming know how to Ardagh, built on detailed understanding of in-house process mechanism as well as global material and metal forming developments. Manage a team of specialist in the field of product and process development including CAD / FEA / Test field services. Being the partner of choice for AMB’s manufacturing and engineering teams in case of fundamental and strategical outlook themes. Develop and maintain strategic development exercises with suppliers to safeguard AMB’s reputation being the supplier of choice thru proof of competence and inventiveness. Establish and support project teams, built business cases and communicate the results to the business both in writing as well by applying advanced presentation skills. The position offers a unique position for relentless development of knowledge & management skills on global level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, monitor and improve metal-forming process set-up standards and guidelines, enabling to stretch the horizon for the 2-pc beverage can in respect to economics, sustainability and customer satisfaction.
  • Establish and maintain product standards and tooling drawings for all AMP can specifications and propose the light-weighting strategy and roadmap to manufacturing.
  • Integrate Finite Element Analysis in the set-up for product and process analysis including co-operation with suppliers, universities and institutes.
  • Recommend filing of new patents, review invention reports and third-party patents and support the legal team in patent litigation.
  • Co-operation and support of key stake holders in the field of S&M; Manufacturing; Legal; Supply Chain; Sustainability; H&S.
  • Supervise the test field facilities at SSC Bonn
  • Establish a working environment which promotes the importance of employees acting with integrity and in an ethical manner, and ensure the execution of key internal controls within the area of responsibility - Ecovadis


  • Degree in Mechanical- , Electrical-, or Process-Engineering or equivalent.
  • Project management skills including establishing sound business cases.
  • High level of communication & net-working skills. Proven ability to constructively and understandable sell highly complex technical matters.
  • 10 Years of experience in beverage can metal forming processes.
  • Strong personality, fluent in English speaking and writing, expressing a realistic, thrust full & positive mind.

What we offer:

  • A technical and management wise excellent global work environment filled with highly motivated & dedicated colleagues.
  • Opportunities to further extend personal strength.
  • A state of the artwork environment including computers, phones, cars, in house laboratory and test field.
  • A multi-cultural organization built on competence and strength including all key elements for driving the business.
  • An open communication network which encourages a natural drive to excellence.

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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