The IP team is managed by Mr Jan-Willem Louwaard who in turn reports into the Managing Director for Tenaris Connections, all located in Amsterdam. The IP team is responsible for patent and trademark matters across the globe utilising a network of external counsel. There are currently over 200 scientists and engineers dedicated to product and process development, and it is the responsibility of the IP team to support this group.
You will spend your formative months building up your internal network; engaging with the engineers and scientists to understand their IP needs and to ensure innovation capture is maximised. You will be the number-two to Jan-Willem, supporting him as he shapes the direction of the department and as he will look to you to take on a variety of projects – not just case-related but which will have a wider impact to the development of the department. The team will also need you to help mentor, coach and support their professional growth.
The scope of the role can be defined by your own experience, contribution and career aspirations. What is evident is the impact you will make in helping the department further iterate its services across an internal client base which views IP as crucial to supporting their own business and commercial objectives.