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Our client is part of a global machinery and equipment manufacturing group and has more than 10,000 employees worldwide, generating sales of approximately US$2.4 billion, and specializes in the development and manufacture of agricultural machinery. To further ensure rapid growth, our client is fully committed to talent development and technological innovation. For this reason, we are looking for a Director R&D (m/f/d) for the newly emerging Innovation Center in Baden-Württemberg with in the future approx. 50 engineers from the areas of tractors, harvester, implements, hydraulics, electronic control, intelligent solutions and production.


  • Lead a team to develop the most advanced technologies of agricultural machinery to meet the customer needs.

  • Collect agriculture machine information, define the product and technology developing map.

  • Manage the product & technology strategy and project management.

  • Review the technical proposal and product design.

  • Develop high quality supply chain, manufacturing process and quality technology standard.

  • Complete the EU homologation.

  • Manage the continuous product improvement.

  • Find talent people and build the team.

  • Plan and perform annual budget.


  • Bachelor degree or above in mechanical background.

  • At least 10 years working experience in agriculture R&D area with at least 5 years project management experience.

  • Familiar with product development program.

  • Strong insight of technical trends.

  • Excellent cross-culture communication and team management skills

  • Fluent in English

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