Director of New Technology

Director of New Technology _ (People Manager role)

Our client, a Fortune 200 company located in Richmond, Virginia, is seeking a highly qualified?Director of New Technology??to join their Innovative Product Development team.??

This successful candidate for this role will support this effort by planning and leading innovative engineering assignments requiring the development and integration of new technologies, products, or processes, supporting electro-mechanical consumer new technology products. This Principal Engineer will lead Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical early stage, concept development, risk assessment and market analysis for new consumer products.? We are searching for strong design engineering, leadership and development of engineers and a desire to create new products.

Director of New Technology - (Electro-Mechanical Products) Responsibilities?include:

  • Leading and contributing to significant assignments with broad product, technology investment, and business impact.

  • Guiding and providing technical direction on advanced research, involving significant interaction with internal customers, external suppliers, and senior technical community.?

  • Designing and developing electro-mechanical devices compliant to marketing/customer requirements; identifying and developing design enhancements to existing products that enhance capability and / or improve product performance and manufacturability.

  • Leading and guiding engineers i(including direct reports) n the design, analysis, and development of new technology platforms and products; ensuring lean, collaborative and effective teamwork.

  • Contributing to new product development processes, analysis, and standards that capture product best practices and lessons learned, enhance product capability and robustness, and ensure compliance to industry and regulatory standards.

  • Developing and mentoring junior engineers and product developers, growing competencies and global networks.? Assisting in identifying and acquiring talent to augment capabilities.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external sources and internal partners, including commercialization and manufacturing.?

  • Establishing and managing an intellectual property strategy to protect strategic areas.

Director of New Technology Qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required with a strong preference for a Masters in Engineering, or related field.? Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Electro-Mechanical Engineering or knowledge of these technologies is desired.

  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in fields such as, consumer electronics development, medical device or automotive design and development.

  • Significant work with CFD or fluid dynamics?or thermal dynamics is preferred

  • Significant knowledge and work experience in consumer electronics or related industries designing and developing products, portable or battery powered products are preferred.

  • Knowledge of consumer/customer trends related to electronic experiences and product usage.

  • Experience with negotiating and managing project scopes.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

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