There is a place that not everyone knows of. A place that, with its combined brainpower, works wholeheartedly to make the world a better place. And because of its independence can be uncompromising in that purpose. Who knows that the way to solve a mission is to be creative and have fun. This place is called RISE and we have an offer that is difficult to resist. Exciting assignments that do good.

  • Do you want to help Swedish industry maintain and strengthen its competitiveness, both nationally and internationally?
  • Are you an enthusiastic and positive leader even in challenging situations?
  • Are you someone who takes responsibility and makes things happen?
  • Do you think that it goes without saying that there should be cooperation across technological and business areas for the creation of both new business and new innovations?

If this sounds exciting, we are now looking for a Director of Chemical Problem Solving that belongs to the Department of Chemistry, Biomaterials and Textiles. The department operates in the fields of chemistry, biomaterials and textiles. There is competence in areas such as development, evaluation and verification of materials, processes and products, and in chemistry, biology, health, the environment, and in chemical and recycling technology, spinning of sustainable textile fibres, materials and the interaction of products with biological systems. The unit Chemical Problem Solving are working with development, evaluation and verification of materials, processes and products is offered with a focus on industrial problem-solving and methodology development. There are activities in the field of basic and applied chemical metrology.

About the position
As Director you will manage a unit of about 20 people. Together with the department’s management team and your coworkers, you will work through the overall objectives for RISE and create clear and concrete goals for your unit. You will be responsible for providing a clear picture of RISE’s vision and role in the innovation system. The goal is to generate tangible results, both quantitative and qualitative, and satisfied customers. You will work closely with our customers and you will help us to further develop our various offers.

You will be present and available without sacrificing your role as a representative of the employer. You will help to strengthen our capacity for innovation and research development together with colleagues within RISE and with our partners. We expect you to have a strong network in the business sector and the public sector, as well as with universities and colleges. As a Director, you will report to the Vice President and the location for the position is Borås. Some travel may be involved.

Who are you?
To be successful in the role, we expect you to be a natural leader and role model, who motivates optimal performance from your coworkers. You are responsive and a good listener. What motivates you is delivering benefit to others and engaging your coworkers through inspiring and courageous leadership. You involve and coach your coworkers in their task of creating customer benefit and clear results. You are passionately interested in different domain areas and how they can work together to breed innovation, strengthen research and our testing and demo activities, and increase our commercial focus.

We expect you to have a professional approach and inspire confidence in both customers and coworkers. It is very important that you are a team player with a definite ability to cooperate. You will have a university education or equivalent that is relevant to the unit, and you will speak and write Swedish and English without any trouble. Furthermore, we believe you have:

  • Knowledge of chemical reactions and processes.
  • Knowledge of the importance of chemistry for the different performance and applications of materials and products.
  • Knowledge of method development and analytical chemistry.

It is of benefit if you have previous managerial experience and if you have led research and/or development projects. 

Are we right for each other?
Within RISE we like variety, and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where together we can challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge and skills for the future. We cannot promise you an easy job, but what we can promise is an exciting journey in which, together with dedicated and talented colleagues, we contribute to a sustainable future and to securing a head start in global competition. Do you want to join us?

If this sounds exciting, come help us make the world a little better. If you want to know more, please contact recruiting manager Katrin Persson, Vice President, +46 10 228 41 46. The closing date for applications is January 6, 2020. 

The recruitment process
We use Assessio’s occupational psychology tests MAP and Matrigma in our recruitment process. These tests measure qualities such as personality and problem solving capability, and they are used as a complement to your experiences and skills with a view to ensuring that our selection process is quality-assured and transparent. Links to these tests will be sent out to you in an automatic response email as soon as your application has been submitted. Note that you must complete these tests by January 8, 2020 in order to continue with the recruitment process.

The recruiting manager will make an initial selection and review your experience and qualifications to see whether we are a perfect match for one another. If you continue after this initial selection, we will get in touch to provide you with more information on the next step in the recruitment process.

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City Borås
County Västra Götalands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/249
Contact
  • Katrin Persson, +46 10 228 41 46
Union representative
  • Melina da Silva, Sveriges Ingenjörer, 010-228 46 96
Last application date 29.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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