Vice President, Engineering & Manufacturing This position
reports to The Genie Company Presidentand will be responsible for
the design, development, and sustaining activitiesassociated with a
high volume, consumer products division.Additionally, this position
will ensure thatthe manufacturing teams provide its internal and
external customers withproducts and services that meet or exceeds
established customer requirements.The primary focus will be
developing andexecuting an engineering and manufacturing strategy
which delivers low cost,high quality products and delivers
industry-leading innovation, quality andcustomer
satisfaction.Responsible forall product engineering and
manufacturing activities related to design,development, production
and maintenance of Genie products.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead both NPD and Sustaining engineering teams to produce high
volumeconsumer electromechanical products that will drive market
growth, costreductions and/or quality improvement initiatives.
Direct and maintain UL certification of corporate verification
Manage business patent/intellectual property portfolio
acrossresidential, commercial, accessory, and connected
Lead connected/IOT team consisting of cloud development,
operations,quality assurance, and application development.
Ensure product designs are compliant with the requirements of
applicablegoverning agencies (i.e., FCC and UL).
Monitor, track and pro-actively coordinate the progress of all
newproduct developments paying special attention to on-time
delivery andattainment of ROI objectives for each project.
Lead and coordinate aggressive value engineering programs to
improve boththe cost structure and quality of products.
Drive cost savings and labor improvement strategies in product
designacross the division.
Work closely with Product Management / Marketing to support
product specificationdevelopment and monitor the attainment of
those specifications throughout theentire product life cycle.
Establish department goals and organize workforce to accomplish
results withinbudget and on schedule.
Lead manufacturing/operations across multiple sites- both
domestic and internationalensuring that safety, quality,
productivity, waste control, and maintenanceKPIs are met.
Recommend/drive year over year manufacturing plant improvements
Function as a member of the executive team and contribute to
strategicmanagement of the division.
Will travel as needed.
· 10 to 15 years previous engineering management experience in a
· Multi-site management experience across North America and
exposure toAsia and Europe.
· Strong knowledge and practical experience in management
informationsystems, manufacturing engineering, industrial
engineering, budget control, salesand marketing, and legal issues
related to product liability and intellectualproperty.
· Experience with shifting domestic manufacturing to LCRs-prefer
hands-onexecution as well as concept/strategy development.
· Six-Sigma black belt certification preferred, experience with
· Strong personal presence, self confidence and infectious sense
· Must have a proven track record of transforming strategy into
anactionable plan that delivers measurable business results.
· Demonstrated ability to lead and communicate with people all
at levels ofthe organization.Must be comfortable onthe plant floor
and with customers.
· BSEE preferred.MBA is highlydesirable
· Previous training in Demand Flow,Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen,
and Six Sigma.
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