Head of Kappa optronics in Spain | Site Manager m/f/d

Position Number: 2004

Seeking a challenge? Kappa has 40 years of experience with application-specific cameras and vision systems in rugged and certifiable design. We offer innovative vision solutions for renowned customers around the world — from exclusive automobile brands to major aircraft manufacturers up to the energy sector. As part of its growth strategy, Kappa optronics is opening a new site in Madrid (Spain), in immediate proximity to some of its most important customers, and taking advantage of the great potential of engineers in the Spanish capital.Seeking a challenge? Kappa has 40 years of experience with application-specific cameras and vision systems in rugged and certifiable design. We offer innovative vision solutions for renowned customers around the world — from exclusive automobile brands to major aircraft manufacturers up to the energy sector. As part of its growth strategy, Kappa optronics is opening a new site in Madrid (Spain), in immediate proximity to some of its most important customers, and taking advantage of the great potential of engineers in the Spanish capital.

Your Responsibilities:

Establishing and leading the Kappa optronics Spain site in Madrid with an initial target size of eight employees

Establishing and maintaining engineering and product service business lines to support the global Kappa optronics mission

Maintaining excellent relations with external stakeholders, particularly in the aviation industry

Developing an efficient and effective organizational structure to ensure cost-effective delivery

Working closely with Kappa optronics headquarters, delivering product development projects in accordance with the V-Model  as well as aviation and military standards (DO-254, DO-178, …)

Product ownership, sustaining engineering and servicing for in-market products

Building a local network of partners and suppliers and steering external developments and production

Verifying the technical and commercial feasibility of customer requests

Providing timely strategic, operational, and reporting information to the Kappa optronics headquarters, and implementing its decisions

Directing, motivating and growing the team

Your Qualifications:

A post-baccalaureate technical degree (e.g. Master of Engineering)

Further education in business administration, economics, management or similar fields is a plus

Strong leadership to achieve the company’s strategy, objectives and operational goals

An authentic leader with excellent communication and people management skills

Proven experience in product development and/or engineering services

Working knowledge of aviation and military standards

A viable network in the local aviation industry is a plus

A results-driven drive, highly committed person combining constistent customer orientation, business acumen and personal integrity

Business fluency in Spanish, very good business and technical English (excellent communication skills), basic knowledge of German is a plus

What we offer:

Decision-making and management scope
Creative freedom in developing and establishing Kappa optronics Spain
Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths (reporting directly to the CTO of Kappa optronics)
Additional support from headquarters in German, particularly in leading and establishing a new business location
Career-related continuing education, international teamwork
Flexible work environment and hours

 

Sounds like a great fit?

We look forward to receiving your application. Please email it with Position Number in the subject line to:

jobs@kappa-optronics.com​

Kappa optronics GmbH
Sarah Kellner
Kleines Feld 6
37130 Gleichen

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