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Career Paths

In this area you will be able to learn more on the possibility of professional growth within the Group, and on the Professional Families and career paths.

Choose the functions that you are most interested in at the Group:


Research & Development

What does Research & Development mean at Pirelli Tyres?

The R&D function at Pirelli Tyres designs and develops new products in agreement with strategic objectives, in order to improve company know-how, develop process and product technologies, while also protecting industrial and productive factors.
It also handles development projects, ensuring continuous progress in research and technology, assuring that all business receive an adequate level of service.


Research & Development – Career paths

What does it mean to grow in the Research & Development position?

R&D DIRECTOR COMPETITION LINE MANAGER MATERIALS MANAGER HEAD OF TESTING INDOOR/OUTDOOR PRODUCT LINE RESPONSIBLE SENIOR COMPETITION LINE SPECIALIST HEAD OF R&D LABS SENIOR TYRE MATHEMATICAL MODEL RESEARCHER SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST SENIOR INDUSTRIALIZATION TECHNOLOGIST

Interfunctional growth in the QUALITY and OPERATIONS area is also envisaged for those who work for the R&D function.


R&D DIRECTOR
Supervises the R&D department in the Tyre sector.
Leads the Research & Development function with the objective to develop or improve designs and tyre product specifications.
Defines and initiates development of projects that have substantial benefits to current and future business.


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COMPETITION LINE MANAGER
Guarantees the performance of the product platform through adequate design and testing. Manages interaction with the factory as regards product technology. Co-ordinates operational and logistical/marketing aspects in synchrony with events, races, trials, testing marketing requests. Responsible for the technical interface between drivers, teams and sporting federations.


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MATERIALS MANAGER
He guarantees the development of compounds, carrying out research into new solutions or improvements in the use of materials currently used.
He develops Benchmarking activities against the competition, and collaborates with the Physical Laboratory on the definition and realization of physical forecasting tests.
He ensures adequate technical support for Sector Operational Units and rationalizes the use of materials and to pursue the integration of development activities at Research Centres and Operational Units.


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HEAD OF TESTING IN-OUTDOOR
Develops in agreement with manager of testing department the procedures to buy new testing machinery. Verifies the correctness of activities, of the informative means of tests and of results. Verifies the efficiency and reliability of testing machines and equipments for defining maintenance standard controls and specific actions for monitoring of performances. Collaborates with product Lines for planning tests. Verifies the management, coordination and planning of activities and of human resources related to own area. Coordinates laboratory activities and verifies proper application and compliance with health and safety laws and regulations.


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PRODUCT LINE RESPONSIBLE
Defines the marketing specifications and time to market with Marketing and Quality Area. Defines the product development plan in accordance with the same specifications, organizing the prototype activities, and contributes to material, structures, designs and profiles development. Defines product specifications in agreement with the fixed specifications. Assures support for industrialization up to the period of pre-production.


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SENIOR COMPETITION LINE SPECIALIST
Guarantees the performance of the product platform through adequate design and testing. Manages interaction with the factory as regards product technology. Co-ordinates operational and logistical aspects in synchrony with events, races, trials and testing. Is responsible for the technical interface between drivers, teams and sporting federations.


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HEAD OF R&D LABS
Ensures the characterization of materials requests, through the use of internal and external equipment and competencies. Analyses, in close collaboration with other functions, different characterization needs and identifies and applies the most suitable experimental methods and elaboration criteria for results. Carries out theoretical or empirical modeling of measurement results. Acts as an interface with research institutions outside the company. Identifies new opportunities for "external" characterization. Formulates test protocols for specific needs. Assures the implementation and development of equipment and instrument, including through external benchmarking or specific research. Manages own human resources.


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SENIOR TYRES MATHEMATICAL MODEL RESEARCHER
Ensures the construction of physical, mathematical or chemical models able to predict the evolution of the phenomenon being studied, both in the field of applied technology and that of basic research. Constitutes a centre of know-how for the whole Sector, thus capitalizing on know-how in the specific field and likewise providing a service to other functions. Sets up tests designed to establish experimentally the physical parameters that govern the phenomenon in question. Develops product ideas; to work with technologists on the setup and implementation of experiments on the production line so as to verify the models developed and the relative parameters. Provides models for the numerical calculation needed for design.


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SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST
Defines the mould profiles and tread design , then to design the tyre in mathematical and geometric view (for Tyres). Chooses the production process of prototypes assures their implementation. Plans tests to analyze the results, changing the product if necessary. Aids the factory for industrialization and product improvement.


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SENIOR INDUSTRALIZATION TECHNOLOGIST
Plans the industrialization and edits product documentation following the start up stages, analyzing results and actions. Aids the factory with improvements, standardizations and cost reductions. Guarantees technologist development inside own area and carries out specific projects.


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Last Revised: 12 June  2012