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  • Lighting Project Engineer

    Job Division SRG Global
    REF. 2018-3107
    Location
    US-MI-Troy
    Category
    Innovation
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
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    Lighting Project Engineer

     

    Position Summary: You will fill an essential role helping SRG Global develop and commercialize innovative integrated lighting products combining decorative elements in automotive interiors and exteriors with lighting and/or electronic functional components to enable style, design customization and functionality. You will work with customers and internal business functions including Marketing, Business Development and Commercial Sales to successfully commercialize new products and/or processes. This is an entrepreneurial, creative, hands-on position that requires strong “startup” project and business management multidisciplinary skills focused not only on the technical solution but also the business solution. The ability to lead and direct key member of a multidisciplinary team on several projects at once is essential. As an Lighting Team Leader, you will direct multiple global technical and business resources and be the project face for internal and external customers.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Growing product line revenue, including establishing target customers and targeted program wins with Bus Dev & Commercial
    • Leading development of product line business plan including targeted improvements in total product cost
    • Leading development of business cases for new customer quote opportunities
    • Leading detailed competitor market analysis that results in technology strategy and accurate cost models of competitor products
    • Developing manufacturing implementation strategy, including manufacturing location analysis
    • Developing and commercializing novel products that solve customer needs
    • Spearheading integration of lighting components for opportunities on our products roadmap
    • Leading CFT activities specific to lighting integration
    • Interacting with customers and internal teams to discover and define application opportunities
    • Understanding and applying SRG Global technologies and adjacent competencies to create new product opportunities
    • Driving concept scale-up from bench prototype to commercially available product
    • Generating detailed concept proposals and development plans
    • Leading CFT for Designing, prototyping, testing, and transitioning to manufacture functional elements and components that enable mass-production
    • Recommending plans for implementation of new developments in engineering, design and lighting technology
    • Coordinating development activities with the commercial, business development, design, engineering, and manufacturing functions within the organization.
    • Developing technology transfer packages to support mass production scale-up

    What do we have to offer?

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Demonstrated ability to build & lead cross-functional team and resolve conflicting priorities in a positive and constructive manner.
    • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
    • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
    • Experience with project implementation.
    • Deep understanding of lighting and electronics design principles and manufacturing.
    • Multi-product experience
    • Knowledge of innovation “startup” commercialization processes
    • Understanding of basic cost model creation and the drivers of profitability, specifically contribution margin and return on investment

       SKILLS

    • Experience identifying and integrating lighting technologies into existing product platforms
    • Experience and working knowledge of automotive D-FMEA, P-FMEA and APQP processes
    • Experience identifying and solving practical problems, defining a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standards may exist
    • Experience leading lighting projects to completion on budget and on schedule.

       ABILITIES

    • An ability to thrive in an organization focused on an entrepreneurial mindset of developing “the next big thing”
    • An ability to influence all levels of the organization and effect positive change
    • An ability to operate within a global multi-disciplined technical team, a true Team Player
    • An ability to apply a critical thinking to design and commercialization tasks
    • A comfort with - and a drive to resolve - ambiguity throughout the development process

     

    BACKGROUND

    • Engineering Degree in Electronics, Optoelectronics, Electrical or related field. Business Degree preferred
    • 3-5 years of lighting design and electronics experience, automotive industry preferred
    • Demonstrated planning skills and experience in an advance product development role
    • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities, ability to make decisions and take action under pressure
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, an ability to interact with all levels and functions of customers including styling, engineering and purchasing.

     

    PERSONAL TRAITS

    • Entrepreneurial & Inquisitive
    • Utilizes personal influence over positional influence
    • A leader who has instant technical credibility
    • A strategic & innovative thinker who executes well but is not afraid to fail.
    • Capable of engaging in an effective challenge process.
    • A change agent who understands the “product startup” mindset.

     

    As a Guardian company, we are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:

     

    http://www.srgglobal.com/our-company/philosophy

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