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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Senior Director Engineering- Industrial in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Sensata Technologies is looking for a Senior Design Engineering Director for its 600+M Industrial Business Unit. Primary responsibilities include overall leadership, management of business processes and design, resource planning (people, capital and expenses), competitor benchmark, and M&A capabilities assessment and integration. This person will be responsible for all new product development and sustaining engineering for the Industrial business.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in the Industrial space with responsibilities in a large global engineering team reaching from mechanical and electrical designs to software layer in order to deliver full sub-system capabilities. Operationally, he/she will have strong business acumen in competitive technologies analysis, quality and return on investment. He/She needs to have experience in change management to deliver improved performance and use critical thinking to prioritize business decisions.

In addition, he/she will need to have a forward-looking perspective and should be constantly seeking to drive innovation and improvements for the future.

Success in this position requires good market trends understanding, good team-building and influencing skills; both in working with internal teams, external teams and customers. Often times this position may require keen negotiations with internal and external teams to develop a win-win situation for the business and customers. This position reports to the Vice President of the Industrial business unit.

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  • Work directly with Sales/Marketing/Business development teams to identify engineering opportunities that will increase global revenue via custom solutions and integrations

  • Develop a technology roadmap including a path toward sub-systems with software layer

  • Benchmarking of competitors’ products and strategy

  • Drive quality within sustaining engineering and new product development

  • Participate in M&A assessment and due diligence as well as integration of the acquired teams

  • Work as part of senior leadership team in making decisions related to operations, priority development, and financial performance and customer scorecards

  • Oversee Program Reviews- evaluate design solutions from the team, concept to full production

  • Drive New Business Opportunity’s (NBO) & New Product Development (NPD) from an engineering excellence standpoint: management of the NPD process for new products, modifications of existing products for quality, cost or continuity of supply and product test processes

  • Drive strategy & execution based on customer requirements and expectations

  • Drive actions and schedules needed to support those program expectations which will require working with cross-functional teams including Process engineering, Marketing, the Program Management Team and the Manufacturing sites

  • Annual planning: short term and long range plans

  • Talent Management: recruitment, development and retention of top talent. Must possess strengths in effectively evaluating team member’s abilities, coaching, mentoring and creating department succession plans

  • Continue to develop the engineering organization by building effective teams, structures, and processes that can support increase in business scales and complexity

  • Strong communication, collaboration and team building skills; ability to connect with all levels of the organization

  • Comfortable working in a global high matrix environment

  • 20% travel required

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Experience/Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of engineering leadership experience with at least 3+ years in Industrial

  • BS/MS Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required. MBA a plus

  • Product design and development experience with experience of the software layer and creation of sub-systems

  • Experience and passion for inspiring and leading design teams

  • Must be able to successfully manage and motivate global team members

  • Demonstrated ability to implement standardized processes and best practices

  • Ability to work across all functions and levels of an organization

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience with managing projects and client relations

  • Solid understanding of materials and manufacturing processes

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