Head of Competence Center Powertrain System Development (m/f) Jobs

IAV China, Shanghai, China

About Company:

Are you passionate about mobility and new technologies? If so, we have something in common and should get to know each other.

IAV China was established in 2005 and is running business in Shanghai, Beijing, Changchun and Tianjin. We are a subsidiary of the German based IAV GmbH that employs more than 6,500 experts around the globe and is one of the world’s leading engineering partners to the automotive industry. The main shareholders are held by VOLKSWAGEN AG (50 %) and Continental Automotive GmbH (20 %). We launch technically perfect innovations for every renowned automobile manufacturer and supplier – from the concept through to volume production, from compact cars to trucks.   Our offer You will be working in a highly motivated team on demanding and trend-setting assignments with a great deal of scope for your ideas. Our qualification programme promotes your professional and personal development. All of that offered in a modern, attractive working environment with a constantly growing, globally operating successful company.   See more at: Internet: www.iav.com/cn Career: www.iav.com/en/careers LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/iavchina WeChat: iav_china

About this job:

IAV China is currently offering an excellent opportunity as Head of Competence Center Powertrain System Development (m/f) in Shanghai, being responsible for the management of the local engineering team according to the strategic alignment with the General Manager of IAV China as well as the Business Unit at IAV Germany.


  • Leading strategy definition as well as strategy execution for Competence Center Powertrain System Development based on the Company’s strategic targets
  • Holding full responsibility for planning and achievement of business targets
  • Realization of market- and competitor analysis
  • Leading acquisition activities including customer relationship management, holding technical presentations and leading related discussions, coordination with expert team at IAV Germany, conferences visit etc.
  • Provide support with the creation of quotations, conduct contract negotiations and invoice process
  • Responsibility for team management including:
    o Candidate search for open job vacancies
    o Annual target setting and review process with direct-reports
    o Qualification and development of direct-reports
  • Monitoring of projects managed by team members
  • Management of key projects according to IAV project life cycle process
  • Regular tracking of customer satisfaction
  • Profit and loss responsibility for competence center
  • Regular reporting of business status (incl. new opportunities, running projects) to General Manager of IAV China
  • Regular communication and alignment with business area coordinators and global account managers of IAV Germany
  • At least Master-Degree in automotive engineering, mechanical engineering or in a similar field of studies
  • At least 8 years working experience in different fields of engine development with very good technical knowledge about complete powertrain development
  • At least 2 years working experience in team leading function
  • Project management experience
  • High level of engagement, accountability and flexibility
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong networking ability and high customer orientation
  • Strong entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • Intercultural competence (European / Chinese)
  • Very good English, German and Chinese language skills
  • Willingness to travel
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: above 5 years
How to apply:

Please contact Mr. James Yuan with email jiawen.yuan@iav.de or

Please online apply: https://www.iav.com/en/careers/jobs/shanghai-chn/head-of-competence-center-powertrain-system-development-m-f#jobstart

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