FORVIA brings together the complementary technological and industrial strengths of Faurecia and HELLA. With over 300 industrial sites and 77 R&D centers, a workforce of 150,000 people, including more than 35,000 engineers across 40 countries, FORVIA offers a unique and comprehensive approach to today’s and tomorrow’s automotive challenges.

Comprising 6 business groups, 24 product lines, and a robust intellectual property portfolio of over 14,000 patents, FORVIA aims to become the preferred partner for innovation and integration for global automotive manufacturers.

We are currently seeking an Electronics Unit Manager to join our teams!

The Electronics Unit Manager oversees and coordinates global activities in electronics (software, testing, systems) for our Business Group Seating. They provide guidance and strategy to the software team on this subject and are responsible for the technology and resource roadmap.

  • Managing department activities on a global scale, including the software engineering design office, testing software models and components, and integrated control laws for various products and systems.
  • Analyzing technological trends, resource needs, and market/project demands to plan projects and define the associated roadmap.
  • Setting scientific and technical goals within the broad outlines provided by senior management.
  • Owning and tracking a software technology roadmap, including Model-Based Design (MBD), software architecture, low-level drivers, and system integrations.
  • Providing software guidance and strategy to projects, developing plans to achieve objectives, and leading integration activities.
  • Reporting to the division on the status of strategy deployment and the evolution of action plans.
  • Assisting the team in determining, in collaboration with management, the technical feasibility, profitability, and customer demand for new and existing software.
  • Creating a supplier network for technology implementation, as well as the design and simulation environment.

The ideal candidate should have/be:

  • A master’s degree or engineering diploma in electronics
  • Over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry, specifically in electrical/electronic architectures
  • More than 5 years of experience in managing diverse teams
  • Strong experience in system integration and validation
  • Ability to work and lead in a matrix organization within an international environment
  • Capability to define and drive a vision in their domain
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in both English and German

We are the destination of your journey, but definitely not the end. As one of the leading automotive suppliers in the world, we can offer you exceptionally good prospects. We take our resulting responsibility very seriously: We act agilely to take advantage of opportunities and develop new business models and technologies–at the same time, we optimize our carbon footprint and put people and society at the center. Above all, our employees. We value diversity, dialogue and your personal development. Because we are convinced that we can achieve even more if everyone can fully develop their individual potential.

Your advantages in detail:

  • A very interesting and varied job with the opportunity to constantly develop yourself further
  • The chance to get to know many interesting places and customers during your service assignments on interesting railway construction machines, modern river cruise ships in Germany and on mega yachts abroad
  • A modern and motivated team in an innovative and forward-looking company
  • A salary based on the IG Metall tariff of Saxony-Anhalt and compensation for travel time