Senior Engineering Manager - Kansas City, Kansas United States - 36857



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 36857
Title: Senior Engineering Manager
Job Location: Kansas City, Kansas - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $110,000.00 - $140,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 20% bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave, and radio frequency products that ensure high speed, secure connectivity of critical applications in the defense, aerospace, communications and industrial markets. Our microwave technology is used in radar, communication and surveillance systems that are mission-critical and operate in extreme environments in aerospace and defense. Our microwave components and connectors ensure optimal performance, durability, and safety of space satellites. Our semi-conductor test products are used to test highly sophisticated semi-conductors and electronic circuits in communication systems, gaming products and computing devices. Our in-flight antenna systems give passengers internet connectivity gate-to-gate on planes around the world. Our connector and cable solutions ensure reliability of critical medical equipment, and safe operation of trains and transport systems. One of five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 2000 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary:

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 >20% as a percentage of revenue.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 35%.
  • Understands export control, fair trade and anti-bribery/corruption law.
  • Understands evolving business needs may modify responsibilities.

Abilities:

  • 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

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.

Key Internal and External 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.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • University Degree (BS degree 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 35%.
  • Understands export control, fair trade and anti-bribery/corruption law.
  • Understands evolving business needs may modify responsibilities.

Abilities:

  • 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

Education:
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree

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