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Head of Advanced Development m/w/d 1 1 1 1

Date: 12-Nov-2021

Location: Mannheim, BW, DE

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. Almost 6,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Head of Advanced Development m/w/d 1 1 1 1 zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt | Mannheim


  • Leading the Advanced Development Team and Laboratories at our Mannheim Research Center
  • Steering and managing the project portfolio
  • Activities include 

            - new lubrication and smart technologies
            - validation of new, especially biogenic or recovered raw materials
            - tribometry and surface analysis
            - digital methods (data analysis, tribo-simulation, cheminformatics)
            - condition monitoring and electro-magnetic measurement


  • Coordinating activities with Product Development groups within FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE, with global R&D and across different affiliated companies in Europe, Americas and Asia
  • Scouting of new technologies including cooperation with both external partners from industry and academia and internal partners in R&D, global advanced technology and new business/innovation departments 
  • Including evaluation and acquisition of and participation in third-party funded joint research projects
  • Representation of FUCHS at relevant industry associations and expert circles



  • Successfully completed scientific or technical studies in the field of chemistry, physics or chemical engineering or similar
  • Several years of professional and management experience in an industrial R&D environment
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Assertiveness and negotiation skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and preferably German
  • Willingness to travel worldwide



  • An interesting working environment in a dynamic, worldwide operating company
  • A secure future perspective and a good work-life balance as well as individual further education opportunities and training
  • A very good working atmosphere with flat hierarchies
  • Opportunities to participate in various health and fitness activities, such as health days, sports groups and cooperation with fitness studios

FUCHS promotes equal opportunities. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. Interested parties are requested to apply directly via the internal job market in FUCHS Connect, provided that access to FUCHS Connect is available. Other internal application channels require consultation with the HR department.

Excel beyond your limitations and contribute your ideas in the flat hierarchies of a family-run company listed on the MDAX. Please apply online by clicking the "Apply now" button.
Do you have any questions? Ivonne Findeisen will be more than happy to answer them!
(Email: Ivonne.Findeisen@fuchs.com)  

Explore your specialties. Expand your possibilities.