Knowledge Group Leader

Vacancy information

Disciplines:Research & Development
Career level:Professional (> 6 jaar)
Final apply:31-05-2018
Are you able of leading and managing a group of researchers, with responsibility for health, safety and environment, and people development?

What's your job?

As a Knowledge Group Leader (KGL) you will lead the knowledge group Steelmaking and Casting (SMC), which currently has 6 fte. After several internal reorganisations in R&D this knowledge group was newly established in 2016. The medium term strategic plan of the ISC department is to grow this knowledge group to 10 fte in the coming years.

You need to ensure work in the knowledge group is carried out safely, timely and to a high quality. Continuous development of facilities and skills is required to ensure the group is able to meet the ever increasing demands. You will work in close collaboration with the other KGs in ISC but also with other R&D departments, Centre of Expertise, business stakeholders and external partners to understand the latest state-of-the-art developments.

Your role will be to:

  • Ensure the continuous development of expertise in the group to deliver the R&D programme now and in the future.
  • Contribute to the R&D strategy in the field of steelmaking and casting, and as such investigate new technologies and identify opportunities for development in the interest of Tata Steel businesses.
  • Actively manage and promote a strong external network with relevant partnerships

Is this you?

  • You have an academic degree in science, metallurgical or materials science, mechanical or chemical engineering and strong affinity with technology research and development.
  • You are a team-player and have excellent communicative skills. As a KGL you are quality-orientated, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative.
  • You are able to build and maintain relevant external networks, in order to identify, apply and develop technological knowledge into areas of key importance for your field of experience.
  • You will use your influencing skills to establish support for key projects. Your role requires you to keep abreast of developing technologies and using your own knowledge to develop applications for such technology for both continuous and breakthrough improvement.
  • You have the ability to develop, support and coach team members in the knowledge group, to make the people more effective in their current roles and help them in fulfilling future career steps.

What do we offer?

An unique role at a global player in the industry. A job where you will find everything to make your work as Knowledge Group Leader interesting.

You can also expect: 

  • one-year contract with a prospective of permanent contract
  • a role  in which you can be a company expert by bringing forth technological insights based on detailed research analyses. These insights are utilized in  innovative process and product development projects.
  • plenty of growth opportunities within Tata Steel
  • variable bonus, fixed end of the year bonus of 2% and 8% holiday allowance.
  • minimum of 26 vacation days and 11.5 days ADV.
  • excellent benefits including average salary scheme pension.

What's your department?

The department of Ironmaking, Steelmaking and Casting (ISC) is working on the development of new or improved processes for the production of high quality hot metal and cast products at low costs, including the environmental and recycling aspects of the core processes of iron and steel making. The ISC expertise covers the entire “Heavy End” of integrated steelmaking, from raw materials to cast products. The department has five knowledge groups, all based in IJmuiden Technology Centre. The HIsarna Pilot Plant is also operating under responsibility of the ISC department.

The department deploys a wide range of experimental / pilot facilities and advanced modelling & measurements tools to support R&D in coke making, ferrous agglomeration, blast furnace ironmaking, refractories, steelmaking, and continuous casting. The ISC department is heavily involved in strategic R&D in the fields of Zero CO2 and Circular Economy. Strategic R&D projects contribute more than 30% to the portfolio. The department maintains a strong network with key stakeholders in the business, universities, research institutes and technology providers.

As Knowledge Group Leader you will be part of the management team of the department. In this team you are expected to contribute to the success of the department and continuously find opportunities for improvement and contributing to realise these.

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Are you excited about this job? Apply via the application button and do not forget to upload your motivation. If you have any questions please contact Jerrol Spier, Corporate Recruiter, 0251-494685.

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2. First interview

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4. Contract proposal

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