Head of Engineering, QWIC – Amsterdam (NL)


About the job

At QWIC we’re looking for a Head of Engineering to lead our Mechanical and Electronic Engineers and drive the development of high-quality and innovative products. As a premium and pure-play e-bike brand we are continuously searching to improve and expand our portfolio through innovations and proven solutions.

Are you the multi-talented star who can help us guide through scale up times and build out our brand in a rapidly changing market? As the Head of Engineering you’re responsible for the quality of our beloved bikes, guiding the team and making the best product on the market.

Are you the one who can achieve this, then read the vacancy below, and apply!

Full-time · Amsterdam

About the job

As the Head of Engineering you’re the one who creates the best e-bikes. You will be building our product team and be a valuable member of the management team, furthermore you will:

  • You will be running the engineering side of the R&D department, responsible for leading and building the engineering team;
  • You are leading the technical development of high-performance modules for deployment in new products towards mass production;
  • Closely collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners to translate the selected concepts and product requirements (functional, quality, cost) into detail engineering;
  • Collaborate with Product Management and the Technical service team to monitor and review the performance of the in-market portfolio on the dimensions of quality, cost and functionality, and identify improvement opportunities in all technical disciplines;
  • Set up and maintain quality standards, take charge of engineering change management and make sure new product development will go through all the phases of the QWIC NPD stage gate process;
  • Build a winning team with a creative and positive spirit, and a can-do mentality. Grow technical capabilities within the team, making sure team members are always well informed and educated about relevant technology developments in the bike sector and in the wider fields of electric vehicles, urban commuting and IOT.
  • Take charge of setting up and maintaining all Finished Goods and Parts technical data in QWIC’s product development department.

Who are you

You are the center of our product and will be steering the company into the new era of mobility. In this challenging market, we’re looking for someone who can create, engineer and manage this next phase

Furthermore you:

  • Are located in the Netherlands;
  • Have a Master education with proven hands-on engineering background (for instance you build your own motorbike), or you have a Bachelor with proven theoretical thinking;
  • 8+ years of experience in a similar role;
  • Proven track record of working with complex technical products (bikes, motorbikes for instance);
  • You love to build and manage teams and have a perfect understanding of complex technical engineering;
  • You are an enthusiastic and energetic leader who inspires others and are willing to help the team develop;
  • Fluent in English, Dutch is a pre.

QWIC Values

At QWIC, we design e-bikes that make you smile. We do everything for our employees, our partners and our consumers to enjoy the ride, every ride!

Enjoy: We believe that everyone deserves a great experience, and we strive to provide it. We create a space where you can be yourself, enjoy moments together, making an impact and shaping the future with each other 😃!

Be different: We think independently, look at things from a different angle, are curious, creative, and have an open mindset. We want to experiment new things 🙌!

Never let you down: We have each other’s back. We have high standards in terms of quality and service ⚡!

An irresistible ride: We have high ambition. We are here to make a difference, we grow as a company and as a team together. It’s not about individual success—it’s about the collective success of our company and our team. And we’re going to keep learning as we go, so that we can always be growing, too 🚲!

Any time, every day: We are and act as entrepreneurs. We focus on how we can make the most impact and be best version of ourselves, starting today. 🤝!

What do we offer

As we always try to be the best employer in the world, we offer:

  • Gross salary between 90 and 120K yearly;
  • Position in the management team;
  • Your own QWIC E-bike, for as long as you work with us;
  • 25 holiday days;
  • QWIC-fit: every Tuesday possibility to join kickboxing lessons at the office and also the possibility to have a discount on one-fit;
  • Possibility to grow the team and implement your own ideas inside a fast growing company;
  • A very nice, healthy lunch which is prepared freshly by our very own Chef Cynthia 👩‍🍳;
  • A brand new and inspiring office to work at, with fun colleagues to have drinks and social events with;
  • A welcoming and open work culture with a lot of international colleagues to work with.

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Head of Engineering? Then we’d love to hear about you! Don’t hesitate to contact our Recruiter Tim (tvoogel@qwic.nl) if you have any questions!

No agencies please!

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