Director, Product Development Engineer

Company Name:
Sandra Anderson's Company
Job Summary:
The primary purpose of this position is to direct all activities of an engineering department. Implements strategies (with input) related to the introduction of new products and existing products ensuring implementation is under time and resource budgets. Assists with the development and implementation of technical marketing strategy. Sets goals and objectives related to satisfying customer requirements. Provides oversight and leadership for team, technology road map, and initiatives.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Adheres to GB Values for our Vision.
Adheres to all safety and quality requirements.
Directs new product development programs by establishing strategy and then providing leadership and organization necessary for successful implementation. Works closely with other departments to ensure proper implementation.
Manages a team of engineers and technicians as they design, develop, and introduce new products and systems to production, both technically and economically, and ensures the timely completion and proper prioritization of product development projects.
Establishes and supports the product development engineering team components and systems necessary to successfully complete critical company objectives and long range plans.
Acts as direct liaison to the Sales and Marketing team as they identify new business opportunities, and participates in the development and analysis of new business and market opportunities.
Provides oversight and leadership for R&D / Engineering team and its initiatives.
Responsible for championing continuous improvement initiatives in engineering technology, skills, and tools.
Participates in succession planning for management positions and in the recruitment and/or development of new talent for positions.
Manages engineering projects by establishing strategy and providing leadership and organization necessary for success.
Directly responsible for the Design Control elements of ISO 9000 as it relates to new product development.
Selects design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement of existing products.
Provides direction to ensure continuance a union free work environment and maintains safe and ethical business practices, and adheres to Greatbatch, Inc. Quality policy.
Responsible for budget development and management.
Develops/implements new process/design methodology for improved performance and/or cost reduction.
Ensure proper implementation of new processes and design into production.
Performs other functions as required.
Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering discipline, Master's Degree preferred.
Minimum of 12 years of experience in engineering or related technical position with five years of experience in a managerial capacity.
Deadline and resource management. Product technology road mapping, long and short term initiative development. Specific knowledge of battery products and industry.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, presentation and collaborative team-building skills.
Demonstrated ability to take concept to production on time and on budget.

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