Head of Forensics and Benchmarking Analysis - OESL

Your tasks


In this role, you will work with our R&D Teams to find a competitive advantage or opportunities for product improvement. This position will lead the development of the Forensic & Benchmarking activities for all OESL segments. Supporting OESL by performing Material and Product Failure Analysis; Benchmarking of current vs competitor products in the market; and supporting warranty claims.

Basic Requirements

  • Lead and develop the global Forensic & Benchmarking Team
  •  Ensure the exchange over the whole BA for the main and focus products through benchmarking, material, and product testing.
  •  Definition and execution of the R&D strategy through close cooperation with R&D Innovations and market trends for new technology
  •  Support the evaluation of products coming into the market
  •  Coordinate studies with universities & joint Labs. Endure contact with universities and institutions for support and development of new testing methods
  •  Customer-centric development & approval of materials collaborating with the other departments in R&D
  •  Interfacing with Serial product introduction (prototyping, serial production)
  •  Support Problem-solving to support FFA and chemical & physical material testing
  •  Develop standardization of our processes
  •  Manage the forensic and benchmarking requirements on a global level
  •  Planning of activities/projects based on customer priorities
  •  Project management/support of all activities related to competitor analysis, reporting, material & product failure analysis within the organization in cooperation with colleagues in different group functions.
  •  Manage the timely and quality-appropriate testing of all testing orders (order intake, test, report, data activation).
  •  Development Tracking and reporting of all relevant KPIs
  •  Provide employees support and guidance in an increasingly complex and more dynamic working environment


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Basic Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Rubber/Polymer Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials engineering or similar.
  •  7+ years of experience in Material Development, Application Engineering, or Product Development and proven experience in leading people
  •  Has working experience with other cultural regions

No Visa Sponsorship for this role.

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Our offer


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to Careers@conti-na.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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About us

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2023, Continental generated preliminary sales of €41.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 56 countries and markets.

ContiTech is one of the world’s leading industry specialists. The Continental group sector offers its customers connected, environment-friendly, safe, and convenient industry and service solutions using a range of materials for off-highway applications, on rails and roads, in the air, under and above the ground, in industrial environments, for the food sector and the furniture industry. With about 42,000 employees in more than 40 countries and sales of some 6.8 billion euros (2023), the global industrial partner is active with core branches in Asia, Europe and North and South America. 

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