Manage and provide leadership to product engineering group consisting of 8-10 engineers at multiple sites. Develop and execute product development and cost reduction plans to achieve goals established in annual business plan. Support new product development efforts for Enclosures and Drains business unit. Conduct ongoing review of designs and processes associated with current and new products to ensure product integrity. Employ and update department processes and procedures to provide continuous improvement of department metrics. Provide timely assistance to marketing, sales, and manufacturing in support of business unit objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Partner with counterparts in marketing and operations, develop strategic and business plans, including establishing plans for new product development, product line extensions and product cost reduction
Setdepartmental objectives and work with staff to set and meet individual objectives to support Company business plans
Assure staff has appropriate support to accomplish design
work and to meet project schedules; recommend training as appropriate to enhance staff skills and to make staff members more effective contributors
Prepare/review major expenditure accounts to support product line business plans
Prepare and manage annual department operating budget
Ensure cost reduction projects are developed and executed and lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
Manage intellectual property and patent application process for the business unit
Manage progress and action items for ongoing design projects and coordinate design for manufacturability.
Manage Material Cost Take Out and product enhancement and provide failure analysis on defective material.
Communicate with internal and external customers regarding specification interpretation/clarification.
Ability to travel on business related trips (up to 40% time); ability to move to various locations within the Company; ability to communicate; ability to work on a personal computer or other related equipment as required; light lifting and physical dexterity also required.
BS degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering
Minimum 8-10 years experience in product development-preferably in utility distribution systems. Solid leadership and communications a must.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 78031
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.