Vice President, Engineering

Vice President, Engineering
Company:

(Confidential)


Place:

Texas


Vice President, Engineering

Details of the offer

As the product engineering leader of a Tier I automatic door manufacturer, this position will lead a team of 18 engineers, designers and configuration system specialists to achieve solution dominance in our industry. Reporting directly to the division president as part of the senior executive team, this executive will drive two types of important transformations (1) evolving engineering processes, procedures and tools into world:class form; and (2) expanding our portfolio from automatic doors to a broader range of specialty pedestrian access solutions. With direct responsibility for new product development and sustaining engineering projects, this executive will directly influence divisional growth through innovations that satisfy emerging customer needs, ensure product reliability, decrease installation time, and deliver beautiful design/aesthetics.
Responsibilities
Define the objectives, processes and policies of the engineering organization that supports the overall business strategy.
Drive the research and development initiatives in support of key target market growth objectives. Ensure that a healthy pipeline of new products is being developed and that new products are launched in a timely manner.
Deliver high quality documentation and support to engineerings top customer, manufacturing operations, to ensure safe, efficient, quality production.
Manage staffing, administration and budgetary responsibilities for a department of engineers, CAD designers, draftsman, technical support specialists, and configuration and master data management specialists
Establish department goals, metrics and organize worRecruiter to accomplish within budget and on schedule
Provide technical leadership with process control, electro/mechanical design, mentoring and supervision to department.
Identify new technologies to explore for possible incorporation into the product line.
Help develop overall division direction as a member of the executive team.
Support the transit market segment and transit product development if needed.
Provide expert advice to legal and technical customer service in product complaints, technology or product matters involved in product liability litigation.
Qualifications
10 years of experience in highly disciplined engineering work environments that fostered a mastery of world class processes, policies, and tools.
10 years of experience developing new products or equipment; mechanical equipment experience with electrical/software or mechatronic elements preferred.
5 years of experience in leading product development in a make to order environment; engineered to order experience a plus.
Experienced in design techniques for manufacturability, reliability and quality.
Thorough understanding of UL and ANSI standards as well as the National Building Code. Knowledge of European norms is a plus.
Excellent leadership and talent development skills coupled with energy and drive.
Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) to support a dynamic team environment.
Curiosity, vision and creativity to receive a marketing:established product specification and transform it into an innovative product.
Passion to understand and meet emerging customer needs in an innovative way.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Solid Works.
Ability to successfully execute multiple dead:line sensitive projects simultaneously.
Must be able to travel anywhere by any means.
Must perform well under stress and can multitask.
Education
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
Project Management certification a plus.


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