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Continental VNI_HMI_Customer Chief Engineer in Yokohama, Japan

VNIHMICustomer Chief Engineer



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] (X-Product, X-Project) (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 5-years Roadmap / R&D Strategy / Innovation Roadmap within Continental BU HMI

  • Responsible for Re-DTC targets, Re-DTC planning with project teamsand tracking of Re-DTC status for specific OEM• Reports to Global Chief Engineer Japanese OEMAdditional activities

  • Act as “Voice of Customer” in technical aspects towards Product Development Centre (PDC), 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 problem-solving 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)

  • Pro-activeness & 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 required)

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About Continental

This Business Area Vehicle Networking and Information develops modules and end-to-end systems for connected mobility along the strategic elements “Network. Inform. Integrate.”, i.e. hardware, software and services. By providing solutions for networking, human-machine interaction, system integration and high-performance computing for cars, commercial vehicles and fleets, Vehicle Networking and Information ensures functioning networks and a smooth flow of information for connected mobility.

Job Category

Engineering, General Management




Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI)