R&D Director (m/f/o) for Automotive Components

WEGU has been developing innovative solutions for the automotive industry for almost 75 years. By specializing in rubber and plastics technologies, we are driving the mobility of tomorrow. As part of the Zhongding Group, we are represented internationally with over 20,000 people. With the values of a family business, the flat hierarchies of a medium-sized industrial company and the vision of a global group, we are making a difference.

For the management of the development department with responsibility for prototype construction, we are looking for a

R&D Director (m/f/o) for Automotive Components


  • Leading the development and prototyping of ball joints, suspension bushings and shock absorbing products.
  • Research and application of new materials to improve product performance and reliability.
  • Optimizing R&D processes through systematic and process-oriented management, increasing team efficiency and product quality.
  • Managing and training the R&D team to ensure technical expertise and alignment with business objectives.
  • Working closely with the production, quality and marketing departments to ensure smooth project progress and market success.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • At least ten years of experience in the research and development of automotive components
  • Experience in the development of ball joints, suspension bushings and shock absorbing products.
  • Proven track record of leading technical teams with excellent management and leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Extensive knowledge of new materials and advanced technologies
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

We offer:


  • 30 days vacation & special leave arrangements
  • Career opportunities in an international environment
  • Further training opportunities
  • Company parties
  • Free parking spaces
  • Financial provision package with BAV, BU, VwL
  • Vacation and Christmas bonus
  • Annual target agreements
  • Corporate benefits
  • Hardware leasing for private use
  • Coffee and water flat rate
  • Company canteen with subsidized food
  • Health package with €600 budget per year
  • Company health promotion program
  • Bike leasing


Are you interested?

If you see yourself in this challenging role and consider this position to be your next career step, please send your application by e-mail to:
with complete and informative documents, stating your possible starting date and desired salary.

We look forward to getting to know you.