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Innovation Manager in Fairlawn, OH at Continental

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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    Fairlawn, OH
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Job Description

Purpose of Function:
Innovation Manager provides processes, methods, means and tools to secure a superior position of ContiTech innovation strength aligned with the divisional Innovation Management

Areas of Responsibility:

Driving Innovation
'­ Securing idea creation and influx
­ Securing process for timely shaping of ideas, asessment and decision
­ Secures the scouting for new products, materials, technologies
­ Drives the challenging of existing solutions, processes, technology strategies with novel ideas
­ Contributing to roadmap with new ideas
­ Drives the Improvement of the existing or new products/ manuf. processes ­ Creates together with BUs a clear innovation road map / strategy

Securing Innovation capability:
Implementation of state of the art innovation management process based on Continental standards
­ Continuously analyzing and improving innovation process and qualified decision making ­ develops together with IT and corporate functions IT solutions and software to accompany innovation management process
­ measures and reports key performance indicators showing innovation strength of ContiTech
­ Improve ContiTechs technology position (e.g. Technology & product roadmap)

Increasing Knowledge Sharing:
Networking and cooperation with internal (cross BU & cross Div) and external partners (Customers, suppliers, other industries, universities)
­ Knowing external experts and building up contacts for knowledge exchange
­ Steering internal innovation communities with innovation managers/experts from different levels
­ Giving internal trainings to share own knowledge in the organization

Consulting Service:
Consultant of management in all questions of innovation management
­ provide input for portfolio management decisions
­ supports Bus in all questions evolving around innovation and IMS (innovation management system) process


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics or related field. Master's degree is desirable.
Previous experience in the field of innovation and project management.
Previous experience with manufacturing, OEM, or related industries.
Exposure to different cultures and work environment.


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