Vice President Engineering
Strategic planning and execution of engineering and research and development work plans including oversight of new product development activities, production engineering, manufacturing engineering and regulatory and test. Responsible for developing and maintaining work plans, setting priorities, setting goals and adhering to commitments and deadlines. Sets and follows prescribed work methods.
? Lead the overall product development and technical execution for New Products.
? Develop strategic planning for and direction and control of product development activities including the creation of discipline
around the Product Development Process methodology.
? Provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, for all product development.
? Ensure the optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet product development and/or customer
? Identify and implement process innovations to assure the highest level of engineering team performance utilizing best practice
methods for design, simulation/modeling, rapid prototyping, performance testing and product certification.
? Identify, introduce and drive adoption of virtual collaboration tools to foster seamless workflow across multiple locations.
? Hire and direct a staff to acquire necessary resources and plan to meet scheduled commitments.
? Ensure implementation of formal processes to support the product development process.
? Develop Engineering human capital by identifying critical technical capabilities, ensuring those resources are in place, and
constantly reinforcing a culture of performance management.
? Develop and own the product development roadmap. Work with team members to advance innovation and leverage synergies.
? Work closely with Sales and Marketing to translate business needs and market requirements into actionable engineering plans.
? Experience leading and successfully implementing multiple engineering development programs.
? Experience coordinating a multi-location engineering staff, or leveraging offsite engineering resources in support of development.
? Strong operational and project management skills.
? Solid understanding of engineering, financial and sales/marketing issues/needs as related to product design and development.
? Be an advocate and thought-leader around innovation.
? Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and strong decision making ability.
? Other duties as assigned.
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