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Senior Manager (m/f/d) Advanced Battery Systems

Job Number:  52081
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 52081 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Job Introduction

The Senior Manager will be responsible with supporting advanced strategy development for future technologies and products within the Corporate R&D group ‘Advanced Battery Systems’ by planning, organizing, executing, and coordinating R&D programs. You enjoy participating in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. You take pride in hands-on work and never compromise on quality to ensure the seamless development and implementation of advanced technologies across Magna. We encourage all individuals who give nothing less than their best to apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead and/or support the development of innovative components, modules and processes from the initial concept phase through the complete development process including design engineering, validation, prototyping, testing, and evaluation of the proposed production capable process.
  • Support the ideation process and identify gaps in the existing products and technologies to guide advanced strategy targets that are critical to Magna.
  • Support the implementation of the Corporate R&D organization to enable the growth strategy within Magna.
  • Develop, initiate, and manage the strategic initiatives with product groups and Magna executives.
  • Implement aligned job responsibilities and processes to enable a seamless collaboration with Corporate R&D and key parties.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Influence planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating of the work of external staff(s) of engineers, scientists, and technicians; advise on staffing needs and the hiring process.


  • Degree in a Engineering or related field (Master’s Degree or Ph.D preferred)
  • Comprehensive understanding about automotive technology

Work Experience

  • 7+ years of recent, in-depth, hands-on experience in a relevant field in the automotive industry
  • Experience managing a group of direct reports

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong spoken and written English language skills, additional languages skills desired
  • Ability to work in global team-based environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office incl. high level skills on PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent professional communication skills (written and verbal) and good presence

Work Environment

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. Local and/or international travel may be required.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.



Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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