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Senior Engineering Manager ( KS)

 Titile Senior Engineering Manager 

 Location KS 


Job Purpose:

• Product Design, Technical/Sustaining Engineering, Project Management, and end to end NPI / product life cycle management. In conjunction with the BU’s leadership, the role will be responsible for the BU’s underlying growth to outperform our market sectors, generate cash conversation >100%, target 6 inventory turns, efficient use of our assets and capital targeting >16% R.O.C.E and achieve headline operating profitability >18 - 20%. To drive NPI Vitality performance measured as revenue from products launched in the last three years to equal or >30% as a percentage of revenue.

• Leads by example by contributing and promoting a safe and healthy work environment & consistently demonstrates company values.
• Provides and/or develops literature requests, data and information requirements, application information, proposal support for new opportunities and meetings to both internal and external customers.
• Owner of technical core competencies within product line and facilitator to ensure these technologies are leveraged across the wider organization to deliver profitable growth.
• Ensures accuracy, control and security of regional product team leaders to ensure the documentation and associated systems including change management.
• Lead the mechanization and automation of our manual operations to reduce touches and improve operational efficiencies in all business processes where applicable.
• Drives results with Operational teams on the creation and improvement of manufacturing processes and suppliers.
• Collaborates with all departments to deploy company process and utilizes business productivity tools. Identifies and executes changes for VAVE improvement with inventory optimization in mind.
• Partners with Human Resources to plan and execute appropriate staffing decisions to create/sustain technical competitiveness.
• Organize yearly and monthly plans for project commitment, budget, schedule adherence, and cost targets.
• Develop and influence product roadmap and strategy through market intelligence and voice of customer to ensure business profitability.
• Manage system of supplier/partnerships for efficient project delivery
Build proposals and business cases that inspire investment and product line growth
• Provide data and perspective to both short/long-term product and technology development planning
• Create and execute actions plans to ensure KPI’s and commitments are met including product line revenue and profitability.
• Work with the product line managers to ensure strategy alignment and support of overall product delivery.
• Support the development of customer relationship with emphasis on key accounts and strategic partnerships
• Engage other RD&T teams to propagate best practices and share lessons learned.
• Ensures accuracy, control and security of product designs, documentation and associated systems including design change management and ERP.
• Cocreates and articulates value proposition, brand positioning and technology leadership to all stakeholders.
• Performs a leadership role in strategic planning on both a short term and long term (3+ year) horizon with focus on increasing product and service competitiveness.
• Conducts business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external representatives.
• Creates, manages and reviews analyses of activities, budgets, costs, and forecast to determine progress toward stated goals, team performance and objectives.
• Demonstrates broad commercial and technical knowledge of portfolio to build world class technical expertise. IE 3D printing, FEA, mechanization etc…
• Manages resource capacity including assignments, training, leave management, telecommuting and administers continuous performance review program to ensure effectiveness, development compliance, and equity within the organization.
• Activities or special programs requested by Global Engineering Manager

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• University Degree (BS degree Electrical Engineering) required / Master’s degree in Science or Engineering is preferred coupled with 10+ years of relevant experience.
• Metric oriented
• People development
• Ownership
• Decisive
• Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to effectively communicate in the English language.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
• There is a requirement that this role will require some lifting, where applicable the Company will provide suitable lifting equipment.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally on avg 25%.
• Understands export control, fair trade and anti-bribery/corruption law.
• Understands evolving business needs may modify responsibilities.


• Highly competent in design of RF subsystems, backplane and PCB connectors.
• Experience in software analysis of electro/mechanical systems.
• General educational, experience, competency and behavioral requirements defined by job architecture.
• Effective communicator and leader. Makes commitments and delivers on promises.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. duplicate
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of customers, leaders, employees and the general public.
• Knowledge of regional specific specifications, standards and certification requirements.
• Experience with invention disclosures and associated process.
• Knowledge 3D modeling software or equivalent, FEA (mechanical, electrical, thermal) analysis
Experience with Six Sigma or equivalent LEAN tools

Travel %: 0-25%

Security: Please State if US Citizen or permanent Resident Required

Planning and Decision Making:
• Decisions have a serious impact on the overall success or failure on area of accountability.
• Erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause critical delays or modifications to company projects or operations, causing substantial expenditure of time, resources, and funds.
• The ability to make effective, timely decisions in a complex environment, by sourcing and analyzing critical information.
• A natural tendency to be adaptable and flexible to align with disciplined strategic evolution.
• Willing and able to identify and support change and continuous improvement in own and wider business environment.

Impact and Scope:
• Establishes policies appropriate for the function.
• Interprets and recommends modifications to company-wide policies and practices.
• Plans and directs within the organization and establishes KPIs, goal attainment and Health, Safety, Environment and Security programs.
• Ensures all projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives.
• Delegates and oversees authority for new and existing designs.
• Collaborates across multiple sites and geographies.
Identified training mandatory for the role to be completed competently.

Key Internal & External Stakeholders & Relationships
• Product Line Manager
• Sales staff
• Operations staff
• Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company.
• Interface with customers & supply chain during the development cycle and conduct customer & supplier visits.
• Human Resources to plan and execute appropriate staffing decisions to create/sustain technical competitiveness starting with early careers.
• Collaborates with multiple divisions and group resources when appropriate and applicable and develops and maintains the divisional technology development process.

Other Requirements: