Global Head of Innovation (m/f/d)

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Kleinostheim, BY, DE, 63801

Company: Heraeus

Global Head of Innovation (m/f/d)
Location Kleinostheim
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Conamic

We are one of the leading materials specialists for the production and processing of high-purity quartz glass and other high-grade materials such as ceramics and novel composites. Our innovative products enable the production of state-of-the-art semiconductor chips or medical lasers for minimally invasive surgical procedures through flexible optical fibers. As a global player with over 1,200 employees, we have sites in the USA, UK, Germany, China and Korea. Our ambition is to become a leader on the topic of sustainability in our energy-intensive industry.


The following challenges await you:

  • You create long-term value and profitable growth by building the strategic innovation roadmap for both products and processes.
  • You lead the Research & Development team of around 40 people.
  • You are responsible for managing innovation project budgets from project start to market launch.
  • In addition, the initiation and implementation of projects as a basis for future innovations in close coordination with other departments involved is also part of your area of responsibility.
  • You develop carbon neutral production technology.
  • Furthermore, you are responsible for expansion and active relationship-management of an innovation network with research institutions, start-ups and individual experts.
  • You explore the feasibility of new technologies or scientific progress for commercial application.

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed master's degree in physics, chemistry or materials science.
  • Many years of functional and leadership experience in R&D of an industrial environment preferably in the field of glass technology or material manufacturing
  • Strong track record in developing strategic innovation roadmaps and project management skills
  • Excellent technical understanding with the ability to communicate complex issues in a straightforward manner
  • People orientation and ability to work in a team
  • Fluency in German & English, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel


What you can look forward to at Heraeus Conamic:

  • Making things happen - exciting tasks that impact the entire organization

  • Shaping the future - solving the critical issues of tomorrow

  • Open space – come up with fresh ideas, take ownership and grow with the scope of your work

  • Attractive compensation - in addition to the good remuneration package, there are rich social benefits of a responsible family business

  • And much more - mobile working, open-space office, 30 days vacation