Department Head (m/f/d) of Intellectual Property Region Austria

Job Description

Would you like to work for one of the world's most innovative companies shaping intelligent infrastructure for the future? At a company that uses smart digital solutions to help use resources as responsibly as possible, ensure a secure water supply and combat climate change?

With its 2,000 employees, Siemens Technology (T) works hand in hand with the company’s business units to ensure Siemens’ future. T conducts research with internal and external partners, including leading universities and transfers novel technologies into product R&D. These collaborative endeavors focus on a wide range of future technologies with a view to securing them with patents and supporting them through commercialization. T also provides development services for Siemens’ business units and supports them with methods and tools related to business excellence.

Contribute to a better tomorrow – as Department Head (bzw. Team Lead) (m/f/d) of Intellectual Property

The job

  • Advance the business goals of Siemens by protecting the Company's Intellectual Property deriving in Region Austria by showing effective Leadership, e.g. by exploiting the opportunities IP law provides, taking the initiative and contributing proactively to master the business challenges, taking decisions in IP legal matters and assuming responsibility for, giving impulses to the business (e.g. by employing  a different perspective) as well as thinking and acting IP entrepreneurially (e.g. in balancing governance and business needs). Reflecting this in local IP Strategy in alignment with business strategy (covering Protection, Exploitation and Defense Strategy)
  • Responsibility for Region Austria IP budget
  • Engage in a culture where IP is a fundamental part of our innovation and work with different stakeholders, such as sales, business development and engineering to harvest, develop and leverage IP
  • Being a trusted advisor to stakeholders, effectively implementing IP strategies, processes, and policies
  • Drive Protection and Exploitation of technological advancements and innovations; Develop Defense Strategies and Countermeasures regarding third party IP, exerts IP Guidance
  • Support product development processes (including stage-gate and Agile development, such as mitigation of third-party IP risks and defining IP strategy in line with the product’s market strategy to create and maintain the product IP portfolio).
  • IP Legal Counseling on any IP issues and any IP right
  • Represent Siemens IP Department externally in Austria in Professional associations as an effective and professional advocate of Siemens policies and goals by publications, active networking, speeches and presentations
  • Foster collaboration and partnering with other T IP REG Department Heads and Global IP colleagues

People management

  • Leading a team of 6 IP Professionals and IP Administrators through empowerment, growth, and passion
  • Disciplinary & functional management, coaching and training of employees
  • People and talent development: e.g. growth talks, target setting, performance evaluation and competency development
  • Identifying, hiring, and developing talents

Main Contacts (internal, external):

  • internal:  Technology & Innovation Management, Regional Technology Management, Regional Finance Management, Global IP team, Legal & Compliance, Service & Governance functions
  • external: IP Organizations (e.g. patent offices, patent courts), Third Parties (e.g. in IP disputes or joint-IP-interest cases), Outside IP counsel, Professional IP associations in Austria

Your profile

  • Several years of experience in all IP activities; negotiation skills, national and international litigation, IP Harvesting
  • Qualification in national and international Patent Law (e.g., Austrian, European)
  • National and international Inventor's Law, Knowledge in General Law (e.g., contract law)
  • Innovation management
  • Collaborating with international partners & in ecosystems
  • Strong strategic, innovative and customer orientation
  • Ability to accompany change processes in teams positively and successfully to actively drive transformation
  • Eager to lead a team through empowerment, growth, and passion
  • Leading by example by fostering a growth culture, e.g., feedback, further development
  • Functional leadership experience is a plus

Our benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Uncomplicated home office arrangement
  • Canteen at the location
  • Extensive opportunities for further development
  • Open and informal corporate culture
  • and much more

Our offer

The gross annual salary according to the collective agreement for this position is at least EUR 90.000 (all in, a variable component is included in the salary). Depending on education and experience, overpayment is possible.

Our application process

We hope to have aroused your interest in this position. Then we look forward to receiving your convincing online application. The position is available immediately. For further information, please contact Mr. Michael Höttinger at

Organization: Technology

Company: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Oesterreich

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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