Program Manager Next Generation Battery Technology | Eindhoven
This is your time to make a mark on Next Generation Battery Technologies. Become Program Manager at TNO in Eindhoven
About this position
TNO at Holst Centre works with a range of thin-film technologies, originally developed for display and electronics applications, that have very interesting potential in the fast-growing domain of Energy Storage, either for electrical storage or for hydrogen as storage modality. Devices that are being developed at TNO at Holst Centre include next-generation batteries aimed at being intrinsically safe, higher capacity and faster charging with respect to state-of-the-art. For these developments, TNO at Holst Centre works closely with the, local and international, ecosystems of start-ups and scale-ups. The aim of the program is to accelerate the much-needed energy transition while concurrently increasing the earning power of (high-tech) companies active in this domain. TNO at Holst Centre employs thin/thick film process technologies to realize new battery concepts including metal sputtering, spatial atomic layer deposition (sALD), (PE)CVD, and nano- and micro-scale structuring of materials via e.g. photolithography and/or replication technology (moulding, nanoimprint). For the developing domain battery technology based on advanced process technologies we are looking for an experienced program manager who can further shape the next phase of the program and lead the activities to maximize the market potential of high-tech developments in this application domain.
What will be your role?
You will join the Thin-Film Electronics team to develop and realize Holst Centre’s program and project portfolio in the domain of Next-Generation Battery Technology, leveraging the Holst Centre’s strengths in thin and thick film process technology and related technologies. Your daily activities will be varied since you will lead a multidisciplinary team that executes multiple programs and projects with company partners and European consortia in parallel. In detail, the activities will include program management, technical project leadership, (support of) business development, as well as more operational topics such as planning and implementation of new infrastructure for the related R&D. The generic emphasis of the activities will be on translating battery performance parameters into tangible thin-film technology solutions by understanding and optimizing (electro)chemistry, working at the interface of materials science and process technology
As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for a range of exciting activities. You will work to mature the technical and market roadmap for our Next-Generation Battery Technology program, leveraging our R&D capabilities to gain further market traction for the program and drive tangible business for our partners. In addition, you will take the lead on technical project management for selected complex multi-stakeholder projects. You will support the technical program roadmap and projects by translating relevant state-of-the-art research topics into experimental plans and working closely with your team members to execute them. You will also write and execute funded projects in both national and European contexts.
Your expertise will play a key role in the generation and reporting of results that are patentable, publishable in internationally renowned journals/conferences, and/or marketable towards Holst Centre customers. You will work in a multidisciplinary, multi-company team, supervising and coaching team members and students to achieve their full potential.
What we expect from you
You have affinity with expanding a new, promising application domain, and have several years of experience in Research and Development in various settings, covering programmatic and operational topics. You have hands-on experience with battery technology development and preferably experience with thin-film technologies and their application in batteries,
Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
- PhD in Electrochemistry, Battery technology, Materials Science or related research
- At least five years experience, after completion of your PhD work, with R&D in battery technology and preferably in thin-film technologies.
- Market/customer-driven insight in research and development programmes
- Proven ability to organize, structure and manage activities and people to realize agreed targets; e.g. in relation to a project portfolio, team of scientist/engineers, or complex customer projects
- Hands-on mentality, taking responsibility, and ability to organize projects and work in an efficient and cooperative way
- Excellent communication skills in English, towards a wide variety of audiences
What you'll get in return
Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.
TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
- An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
- The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
- 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
- An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
- We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel
- Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
- Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
- Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
- A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.
TNO as an employer
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.
At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.
The selection process
The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.
The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.
A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.
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‘You can achieve a lot at TNO if you take your chances’. Recruiter Brahim Dagdaoui has an eye for talent. It’s his job to make sure scientists find a place at TNO where they can blossom and work on groundbreaking innovations. He works for the units High Tech Industry and Mobility & Built Environment, where cool things are happening.