R&D Manager Electronics to Profoto

Om jobbet

Would you like to manage development of world class power electronics?

Profoto is expanding and we are now looking for a manager for our Electronic department within R&D.

R&D Manager Electronics to Profoto

- "The Light Shaping Company

Our vision

At Profoto you will be participating in building a world leading innovative company. Today we set the standard with our products as the premier choice of professional photography. With a strong commitment to innovation, we aim to remain the leader in our industry. Brilliant ideas, ground breaking research, as well as sustainable and profitable growth of our business, can only come to life with the right people.

At Profoto we only hire the best and we invest in the development of our people to ensure we are an employer of choice for those who value professional development and continuous challenges.

We are committed to growth and we want our people to grow with us. To achieve this we offer an ambitious, high quality and demanding culture where we value to have fun together as we build a world class company with a premium brand. We strongly believe that a healthy work life balance, a coaching leadership and individual development are the keys to our success.

Our mission

At Profoto people work in agile teams and cross functional projects as we always promote cooperation and transparency. We want each team member to see their contribution as a part of the end result of our business - the light shaping of a great picture. We encourage and leverage the entrepreneurial spirit that has made us what we are today. We have a strong focus on value adding activities with the ambition that all employees work with tasks and goals that are directly associated with our core business.

Who we are looking for?

Profoto is looking for a manager that can lead our electronics department in a transition where we move towards high-volume premium products, while still keeping the technical leadership in the top-end, low volume, segments.

You will be managing a group of 6-10 people as well as actively contribute in both research- and product development projects. The role also includes the technical ownership of the future system architecture. This is a great role if you want to combine leadership with technical expertise.

  • Hire, nurture and develop the department as well as the competence of the individuals.
  • Safeguard the technical leadership in electronics/power electronics both from a product and a knowledge perspective.
  • Follow and evaluate relevant trends related to technology, processes, working methods and tools.
  • Work cross functional with relevant departments to achieve common targets
  • See that regulatory and legal issues are fulfilled
  • Plan and control the cost of the department according to the Profoto process.
  • Take the technical lead in the design of our future system architecture
  • Work closely with our SW development team to optimize the system solution
As a manager within Profoto R&D you are a member of the Profoto R&D management team.

  • Previous leadership experience
  • At least 5 years hands-on relevant experience within product development
  • Knowledge on a senior level within power electronics
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in Swedish
  • Personal drive
  • Hardworking
  • Excellent teamwork skills

  • Good firmware knowledge
  • Interest in photography

  • Relevant Master of Science degree (lower level can be accepted if you have at least 10 year experience of technology management)

Placement & Organization

This position will be based at our headquarters (Profoto AB, Landsvägen 57, Sundbyberg, Sweden) and you will report to the Vice President Technology, Tobias Lindbäck

Do you want to join Profoto - the light shaping company?

If you see yourself as an R&D manager Electronics at Profoto, please apply by sending your resume and grade transcripts to the email:lars.janeskold@jscab.se. Only applications containing the required documents will be processed.

In this recruitment we work with Lars Janesköld Senior Consulting, and if you have any further questions please contact Lars Janesköld on email or on 070-692 43 12. Last day for application is 9/12/ 2016. Interviews will take place on a continuous basis so please submit your application today if you are interested.

Ring Lars Janesköld, 070-692 43 12


13 dagar sedan

Sista ansökningsdag

9 dec

Om företaget

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Profoto is the leading company in light shaping systems for professional photographers around the world with a growing turnover of over 600 MSEK. Today we have 7 subsidiaries in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hamburg, Toronto and Stockholm and 50 distributors worldwide.

Profoto was founded in Stockholm in 1968 by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photography equipment retailer Conny Dufgran. Their relationship began when Conny sold Eckhard a flash unit that didn't work. Annoyed with the faulty unit, Eckhard went home to invent a new type of flash. He returned a couple of weeks later with a superior unit. A few years after that, Eckhard and Conny exhibited the first Pro-1 generator at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. It was an instant success. Profoto was born. With a bang.

Today, our products are used by the best in the industry. Whether it be on a billboard or in a fashion magazine, there's a good chance that the image you are looking at was created with the help of our lights. But even though we continuously refine and improve our equipment, we stay true to Eckhard's and Conny's ideals.

We still believe that a Light Shaping Tool should feel right, sound right and be aesthetically pleasing. Just like the painter's brush or the musician's instrument, its form should reflect its function. We will never let technology rule over the artist. Our tools are not obstacles but lighting solutions, designed to help you turn your ambition into reality.