Continental Corporation (ID) Customer Chief Engineer in Yokohama, Japan

About Continental With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230,000 employees in 56 countries. Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately €8.3 billion in 2016.

Auto req ID 84663BR

Job Title (ID) Customer Chief Engineer

Country Japan

Posting Location Yokohama

Job Description

Main responsibilities

• Disciplinary lead of [OEM] Systems Management Team

(Requirements Management, Product Test Management, Chief Engineering)

• Responsible for the recruitment, development, mentorship, motivation, and policy

adherence of direct and matrix reports within Systems Management for specific OEM

• Budget Responsible for specific [OEM] (X­Product, X­Project) (Planning & tracking)

Allocation of Segment budget of specific OEM to Product Development Centre

• Customer Interface to [OEM] Technical Management / [OEM] Chief Engineering

• Responsible for [OEM] Technical 5­years Roadmap / R&D Strategy / Innovation

Roadmap within Continental ID

• Responsible for Re­DTC targets, Re­DTC planning with project teams

and tracking of Re­DTC status for specific OEM

• Reports to Segment Chief Engineer of corresponding Segment

Additional activities

• Act as “Voice of Customer” in technical aspects towards Product Development

Centre, Central Functions and Product Management (S&P)

• Build customer intimacy on technical level with [OEM]

• Technical management and approval of quote content, customer presentations,

negotiations and contacts for assigned OEM

• Ensure consistency of technical statements and that statements are in line with customer strategy

• Support BD / PM in customer negotiations

• Transfer customer lessons learned and best practice into PDCs

• Ensure consistent project execution (match customer expectations) with PDCs

• Allocation of segment budget to PDC and Core Functions to support the planned business

• Develop regional customer support strategies with support of PDC heads

• Support of technical presentations / Tech days at OEM

• Provides consultancy on escalation topics and customer’s communication expectations

• Drives RM process for specific OEM and ensures consistent approach across Products

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

 Bachelor or Master's degree in Engineering, required

 10+ years of progressive automotive industry experience; design, safety standards, contracts, pricing, etc.

 Deep knowledge of automotive technology, trends, and needs

 Strong understanding of systems engineering and subsystems for autonomous vehicles

 Demonstrated ability to develop detailed plans with strict timelines and budgets

 Demonstrated history of advanced problem­solving ability in complex situations

 Must have excellent presentation and communication skills

 Process experience on Change­, Version­ and Requirements Management (CMMi, Spice)

 Requirement Engineering with DOORS in automotive environment

 Capability to analyze technical problems including Problem Solving methods (5Why,FTA)

 Pro­activeness & respond in a timely manner to critical items

 Understanding of the customers and user needs and problems in automotive environment

 Strong Planning and Organization skills

 Good language skills (English required, Japanese preferred)

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