Project Manager Innovation (m/f/d)

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Kleinostheim, BY, DE, 63801

Company: Heraeus

Project Manager Innovation (m/f/d)
Location Kleinostheim
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


We are currently commercializing our carbon performance additive Porocarb® for Li-ion batteries and additional energy storage and conversion systems. To accelerate our application understanding we are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d) for Application Testing.  


The following challenges await you: 

  • As Project Manager Innovation (m/f/d) you will be responsible for cathode and anode electrode design with our carbon additive Porocarb® to boost charge / discharge performance and thermal properties of the battery cell. 

  • You take over the cell design and upscaling from lab coin cell to large format battery cell. 

  • You will design experiments to evaluate hypothesis and coordinate the execution in internal and external projects. 

  • You are responsible for evaluating test data and generating scientific models to describe the observed performance effects. 

  • Besides, you will be in-charge of supporting projects to accelerate the design-in process of our customers. 

  • Your job will include customer interaction (presentations, Q&A calls, application support) via remote and in person to support successful product placement. 

  • Moreover, you will support our colleagues from Product Management and Marketing & Sales with the Porocarb® promotion and product placement. 


What is required for this role: 

  • Master's Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or similar and minimum 3 years of industry experience in Li-ion battery cell design, cell testing and cell qualification 

  • PhD would be a plus with topic connected to energy storage applications, like Li-ion batteries 

  • Familiar with the qualification of new materials for Li-ion batteries, including carbon additives 

  • Work history in electrode material development for Li-ion batteries 

  • Knowledge in cell design, cell performance testing, material analysis and cell performance modelling 

  • Statistical experiment planning (DoE) and statistical evaluation (T-test, ANOVA) of battery test data 

  • Software skills in MiniTab, Origin, Matlab/Simulink or equivalent 

  • Expert in preparing and giving presentations to various internal and external audiences 

  • Self-starter mentality who wants to move projects and driving for results with high flexibility in mind and willingness to learn 

  • Fluent in English and one Asian language (Chinese, Korean or Japanese), willingness to learn German