General Manager ( Automotive Industry )
QuEST is seeking an engineering executive to lead a growing organization through a period of rapid growth and change with a well-known Detroit based, Automotive customer. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic executive looking for autonomy in an entrepreneurial company. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with strong support from the senior leadership team, but enough autonomy to ?feel like it is your company.? The role is a legacy building leadership opportunity if you are successful.
Essential Job Functions:
? Develop, maintain and execute an engineering services delivery strategy that reduces customer costs, generates a profitable revenue stream, and provides career development opportunities for our employees. The QuEST company culture is focused on creating value for our customers as a priority.
? Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with customers? executives, engineering directors, and senior leaders
? Provide executive level management of multiple programs and initiatives with accountability for financial performance of the business
? Attract, select, hire, lead and mentor engineers (software, mechanical, electrical), engineering managers and chief engineers
? Establish and continuously improve technical excellence in engineering and related disciplines
? Work closely with clients to understand customers? engineering needs and develop operational plans to meet them. Solve customer problems.
? Create and maintain plans for headcount growth, recruiting needs, financial models, and infrastructure requirements.
? Define and implement operational best practices to generate measurable and continuous improvements in productivity
? Track and report metrics for your organization?s performance, including customer satisfaction, earned value, quality, employee engagement and retention, and financial indices
? Establish cooperative team relationship between offshore and local engineers
Specialized Knowledge / Skills
? Strong and deep network into Detroit Based automotive customers. Demonstrated credibility with Detroit based automotive decision makers.
? Demonstrated success in business development
? Experience in the automotive based software, IVI / HMI, connected factory and / or other related application development space in support of automotive clients. AGILE experience and/or SCRUM MASTER is a definite plus.
? Prior work experience in a role with accountability for profit and loss is preferred with demonstrated business development success
? A history of leading diverse engineering and / or technical organizations
? Training in human resource management preferred
? Experience with AS-9100 and ISO-9001 preferred
Education, Training, and Experience
? BS or MS in an engineering field
? Minimum of 15 years managerial experience in engineering required at least ten of these years supporting automotive industry
? Demonstrated success in engaging employees and establishing successful organizational culture
Personal Work Attributes
? Strong communication, teaming and organizational skills required
? Energetic and willing to work across time zones with a global team
? Entrepreneurial and teamwork focused mindset
? Self-motivated, disciplined, passionate, and organized. Tenacious problem solver
? Ability to persuade and influence
? Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Location: Dearborn, MI
Travel: Up to 30%
Compensation Type: Salary Exempt
Reports to: Vice President of Delivery