Director of Innovation

Victoria - Melbourne City


  • Lead our Product development team
  • Join an iconic Australian Brand
  • Forbes Top 100 innovative company


About Us

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. With offices in over 70 countries, we are represented in all major regions within both mature and emerging markets. In Australia, ASSA ABLOY has a manufacturing site which takes design concepts through to finished products for both the local and export market. Our iconic brands, such as Lockwood, Abloy, Whitco and Yale, are driven by innovation and have been recognised with ASSA ABLOY’s inclusion in Forbes’ Top 100 most innovative companies list, three years running.


About The Role

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Director of Innovation  to lead our Product Development team based in Melbourne.

Reporting to the President of ASSA ABLOY Pacific Region, and as part of the Management team, this is a key role within the business in providing strategic and operational leadership, for the product development department and all of it’s activities. Working alongside the Product Management and Sales teams, and utilising voice of the customer, this role provides the opportunity to take new products from concept to manufacturing, within either our Australian Manufacturing facilities or through utilising ASSA ABLOY companies in other parts of the world. 

The role will lead a team of NPI & CPI product development engineers, utilising a top class prototyping and testing facility and supported by a dedicated IP resource. Systems improvement, overseeing the Engineering Database system and Computer Aided Design Systems, will all be part of the role.


About You

Your exposure to product development in mechanical, electro-mechanical or electronic products, and extensive experience in leading a team of Product Development Engineers will enable you to demonstrate successful leadership in concept to manufacturing product development. Your creative thinking and problem solving, along with an understanding of product lifecycles, will be essential to ensure speed to market of a top quality products is achieved, meeting customer’s expectations, quality and budgets.  

Your curiosity, strong research skills and drive for systems improvement will be essential in a rapidly changing and competitive security market. Through effective leadership and project management, you will thrive on balancing the product pipeline with both disruptive innovate products and product improvements.


In Return

You will be supported by an experienced team, with extensive product knowledge within the business. We are a global company with a diverse range of opportunities, both locally and abroad. We offer a competitive salary, position on the leadership team, opportunities network and build knowledge from colleagues across the globe as we meet the market as it moves into digitisation.

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Job Description

Applications close: 12 Nov 2018