We are seeking a self?motivated and experienced engineering leader to direct the organization’s Industrial & Automotive Storage / New Product Development Engineering group. In this position you will be responsible for driving the design and development of new and innovative product lines. You will lead a global team of engineers in product & technology development, project management and cost down initiatives while meeting our manufacturing, safety, quality, regulatory code compliance and marketing objectives. Must be capable of driving innovation and new product development, estimating development costs and monitor assigned projects through all phases of development. Oversee product testing and documentation including the writing of product performance specifications and test plans. Position involves close coordination with business leaders, manufacturing, marketing, industrial design and customer base.
Drive innovation for the category
Project Management of global projects, direct/indirect responsibility
Lead a team of Product Engineers to design and develop new and innovative product lines
Design and development, direct/indirect responsibility
Product improvement and cost down, direct/indirect responsibility
Cost Down Initiatives, direct/indirect responsibility
Budget management, direct responsibility
Regulatory code compliance (i.e. UL, CSA, CE), direct responsibility
Managing and continuously improving the new product development process. Driving and increasing the total portfolio value of New Products.
Intellectual Property & Patents
BS in Engineering related field
Direct project management experience in the design and manufacturing of products using relevant engineering technologies.
3+ years’ of team leadership experience
6+ Years’ in engineering related field
Possess well-developed interpersonal, communication, and project management skills.
Ability to work on and coordinate multiple, global projects.
Ability to work in a global, multi-functional team environment. Effective communication and a team oriented attitude are an absolute must; We succeed together and we stumble together
Understanding of 3D computer aided modeling & simulation tools.
Must be willing to learn and evaluate new technologies as necessary from a customer and business prospective.
Ability to mentor, motivate & develop Engineers
Ability to work closely with Customers and End Users. Must understand our Customer’s “Points of Pain”, and develop solutions that add value. (Make or save the Customer money).
Previous designs involving manufacturing process such as sheet metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, metal stamping, machining, electronics design, is a definite plus.
Understanding (or willingness to learn) of multinational manufacturing locations/cultures
Perform/specify the required testing for design and performance verification.
Proficiency with MS Office software, including MS Project and Excel.
Working knowledge of the design/manufacturing of sheet metal fabrication, stamped parts welding, electronics & injection molding a plus. Think creatively to develop ideas that can be protected by patents.