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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Director, Advanced Thermal Systems and Technology




Join the team that is driving the transformation of Gentherm toward “Digital,” and technology leadership in the Automotive and Medical space! You will own Advanced Technology and product development for Gentherm’s core IP pillar – Thermal Systems.  This is a fantastic time to join as the current world heath awareness is creating a tremendous alignment with Gentherm’s mission to create solutions that enable personalized Comfort and Wellness products for a broad variety of consumers.  You will lead a small team of highly experienced Engineers in thermal engines/effectors, sensors, and advanced materials, responsible for ideation and creation of new concepts/products across Gentherm’s major business units.      



  • Drive Gentherm’s innovation pipeline for core Thermal capabilities: From ideation/advanced development to final product integration.
  • Partner with Gentherm’s digital innovation team, serving as a catalyst for bringing the system and UX perspective to Gentherm’s advanced product development.   
  • Identify and pursue new market opportunities via technology adjacencies.
  • Lead early stage development of in-cabin heating/cooling systems with key Automotive OEM partners and medical technology providers.
  • Engagement with external partners and Universities to perform technical due diligence related to M&A activity.
  • Modelling and Simulation of thermal engines and new applications of thermal engines, effectors and sensors.
  • Own the Center of Excellence for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering.
  • Lead/manage Gentherm’s
  • Reports directly to the Gentherm CTO.



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading development Engineering teams within a product-based business environment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with 1-D simulation technologies relating to CFD, FEA.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering OR a combination of education and experience that equals 10 years or more experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the development of new product categories and delivering to market.
  • Demonstrated ability to Thrives on modelling, simulation and rapid prototyping to vet out new ideas.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience with vehicle HVAC system development (Major OEM or Tier I supplier)
  • Must possess strong knowledge of the automotive HVAC ecosystem, including technical relationships with key suppliers.


TRAVEL: Less than 5%


LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: Directly manages Advanced Thermal technology team consisting of 10 direct reports.



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results





All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Custom Field 1:  7436

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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