The Director, Interior Engineering is will have the responsibility to develop and lead the all the advance projects in the area of Interior systems. He/She will have ownership to manage the conceptualization, design, development, testing and validation as well as all release activities for vehicle interior systems, components and assemblies for cockpit (IP, console, door trims), seating and restraint systems and interior trim (carpets, headliner, parcel shelf, pillars, trunk trim as well as interior lighting).
The individual will develop cost & weight & functional efficient as well as innovative and advanced engineering concepts and system designs - continuing these through all release phases including production launch.
The leader will report to the VP, Vehicle Engineering.
Desired Skills and Experience
Delivering all Interior Engineering targets for cockpit, seating, restraints & interior trim
Applying best-industry practices to create premium brand interiors
Building and leading Interior Engineering organization
Experience in selecting, managing suppliers for interior components and systems
Very good understanding of industry such as competitors, supplier landscape and engineering service partners
Leading hiring activities of all interior engineering personnel
working in seamless alignment with other D&R functions, VI, Safety, Interior Design and other core departments as well as system/parts suppliers and engineering partners
Previous concept development, production engineering, launch
Previous planning and program management experience
Presenting to investors and executive/senior management frequently
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering specialized in mechanisms, materials, forming technologies for/and non-metal materials
Min. 15 years of Interior Engineering related responsibilities
10+ years of experience leading Interior Engineering team
Awareness of automotive startup environment and the unique/inherent opportunities
Positive attitude and constructive approach while interfacing with peers, suppliers
Proven success in high-pace environment where adaptiveness and flexibility is required
NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China's premium electric vehicle market, founded in November 2014. NIO's mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering premium smart electric vehicles and being the best user enterprise. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart and connected premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides users with comprehensive, convenient and innovative charging solutions and other user-centric services. NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater high-performance premium electric SUV in China from June 2018 and officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, on NIO Day, December 15, 2018.
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