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Senior Director Engineering- Industrial

Company: Sensata Technologies
Location: Attleboro
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

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.-

  • 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



    • 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


      • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world's most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.
      • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.
      • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

        If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact

        NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.

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