Head of Body Concept & Innovation (m/f)
Sveta Nedelja, Croatia

About us

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.

Job Purpose:

The candidate will be responsible for the on-time delivery of all Concept & Innovation and related developments and integration activities across all Bugatti Rimac programs


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To define and own main Body Concept and Innovation development in the early phase of the vehicle architecture definition and overview the respect of the concept during development and industrialization and production; that includes:
    • Body Structure and all related components and relative integration
    • Body Panels Doors & Closures and all related components and relative integration
    • Body Exterior and all related components and relative integration
    • Body Interior and all related components and relative integration
  • Coordinate in X-functional way a team of engineers and external partners to deliver the Body Concept and Innovation components on time into production according to target cost, package, mass, functionality, and quality
  • Main reference figure for Body Concept for packaging, feasibility, functionality, and resolution of technical issues
  • Manage benchmarking and Innovation evaluation and development from the first definition to the concept validation before the handover to the Body Functions
  • Develop and ensure cross-functionality with other R&D departments to achieve vehicle requirements
  • Engage with the product development process to understand the impact of design/engineering decisions
  • Evaluate competitor benchmark information to improve concept definition in early project phase
  • Establish regular design reviews with cross functional teams
  • Collaborative definition of methodology and release of standards related to durability and reliability with analysis team
  • Be a team player, train and coach all the team members and share the knowledge throughout the whole Body Team



Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous proved experience in same or similar position within an automotive or automotive components supplier on Body Concept and/or Innovation, specifically on Sport (Supercar and Hypercar) and low volume car
  • Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline or equivalent
  • Experience on all relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements for related automotive components and systems
  • Experience of delivering Body Concept and Innovation development from early design stage and move to production. At least with two complete projects developed from the concept phase to the final start up
  • Proven experience in tracking and planning of technical subjects, tooling processes and variable/investment costs
  • In-depth Body Concept and Innovation system development knowledge with holistic vehicle knowledge
  • Leading and developing Staff in X-Functional way inside the Body area
  • Working across functional teams effectively to deliver viable problem resolution
  • High experience on CAD modelling software and virtual packagin

Considered as an Advantage:

  • Excellent team player and communicator, able to work effectively with cross functional teams
  • Ability to organize multiple technical inputs, summarize and present to the top management
  • Strong problem-solving skills, along with an ability to manage a varied workload, to tight deadlines
  • Relevant written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work at a fast pace and with a high degree of accuracy and flexibility
  • Passion for high performance Car and related Body Exterior Trims Innovative and challenge solutions
  • Striving for constant improvement

What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?

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