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Process R&D, Project Leader, Korea

South Korea, Cheonan

Rechargeable Battery Materials

Research & Development

External Job Description

Purpose of the job

The project leader is responsible for the research, development and piloting of new cathode materials products and processes within the RBM-R&D organization at Umicore Korea. His/Her specific focus is on precursor materials where he/she manages the new product/process development projects and transfer them to mass production.



- Analyse and manage research projects in all its aspects (definition, implementation and follow up).
- Build a profound or broad knowledge or expertise.
- Make the expertise available within other R&D projects.
- Acquire knowledge on new techniques and generate ideas for new developments.
- Maintain the internal network within the R&D structure in order to share expertise with colleagues 
- Support qualification of products at customers by preparation of precursor samples at lab- and pilot-scale
- Transfer of new precursor products and process into mass production
- Development of precursor (product and process) competences within the RBM organization
- Generation of IP



- Open and communicative attitude
- Creative in science and technology
- Target driven
- Project management skills
- Good people skill
- Project organization skill
- Communication in both Korean and English are required



- Ph.D in materials science / chemistry / chemical engineering / physics and experience in battery industry will be plus
- MS. in materials science / chemistry / chemical engineering / physics and + 4 ~ 6 years’ experience in battery industry