Senior Application Engineering Manager, Industrial

Exide Technologies   •  

Milton, GA

11 - 15 years

Posted 179 days ago

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Senior Application Engineering Manager, Industrial in Milton, Georgia


The Senior Application Engineering Manager, Industrial leads the Applications Engineering Department for the Industrial market segment which includes both Network Power and Motive Power. The department serves as the subject matter expert to guide customer needs toward the best Exide technical solution for batteries, chargers, and accessories.

The position ensures that customer requirements are properly defined/qualified and that product recommendations are consistent with the customer-intended applications. The successful candidate will draw upon a wide breadth of experience in multiple disciplines including: design, development, manufacturing, quality and applications across multiple markets.

This role manages the departmental budget resources and a staff of 5 area Application Engineering specialists. It reportsto the Director of Marketing, Industrial and interfaces with all functional areas in the Exide Americas organization.


  • Supervises and manages the Industrial Application Engineering staff which includes the Network Power and Motive Power segments

  • Manage a staff of 5 area specialists on a day to day basis including annual performance appraisal review, employee discipline and conflict resolution

  • Develop and manage a department budget

  • Prepare and present technical information to customers in a professional, organized and understandable manner

  • Determine customer qualification requirements and translate into executable test plans tied to product launches

  • Assist in development of business plans and RFPs for the various market segments

  • Assist project managers in developing program timelines that address customer and internal Exide requirements

  • Interface with internal commercial (Sales, Marketing) and operations teams (Plants, Purchasing, Finance) as needed on business plan development, program management and product launch coordination

  • Work cross-functionally to constantly improve warranty programs, processes and procedures

  • Assist Quality with customer field return analysis/warranty programs and internal product compliance performance testing

  • Coordinate with the Global Engineering group on defining customer technical requirements, ensuring rigorous product qualification testing and proper design control of engineering specifications and standards

  • Communicate with internal and external test labs to plan, execute and report out test results

  • Plan, compile and present project status updates to executive management on monthly/quarterly basis as needed and publish monthly status reports

  • Determine necessary organization structure, hire, train and develop staffing to meet changing organizational needs

  • Provide technical counsel to Exide upper management

  • Participate in industry standards/committee activities and professional/technical organizations such as BCI, SAE

  • Ensure all product development, customer support and launch activity is conducted in accordance with applicable Quality System requirements and Exide policies and procedures


Education, Experience, Certifications :

  • College degree, MBA preferred

  • At least 10 years of experience working in technical marketing and/or interfacing with customers in a technical capacity

  • Experience developing and managing a department budget thru the full fiscal year cycle

  • Automotive, Material Handling or Energy Storage background preferred

  • Demonstrated cross-functional team leadership

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge :

  • Team oriented leader capable of leading others in a collaborative manner

  • Draw accurate conclusions from technical and quantitative information

  • Summarize business and technical data in a useful manner for planning and decision making

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment on high impact projects and duties

  • Respond to the unique needs of individual customer contacts

  • Seek feedback from customers to identify improvement opportunities

  • Executive level communications skills

  • Be capable of understanding technically complex systems and products and translating them into easily understood business terms

  • MS Office suite required including advanced ability in the areas of Excel data analysis/presentation and Powerpoint preparation

Travel, other requirements:

  • Self starter who is self-motivated and committed to team and company objectives

  • Must be able to occasionally work in lab environment with hands-on handling of lead acid batteries and battery components while using required personal protective equipment. Lifting requirement of 50lbs typical

  • Travel up to 50% will be required including International travel

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard torace, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies () is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 129 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company todeliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1786