Outsourcing Partnerships/ Open Innovation Team Leader in VA, CA, IL in the US; Brno, Czech Republic, Ratingen, Germany at Kollmorgen

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Outsourcing Partnerships (OSP) / Open Innovation (OI) Team Leader as a key member of the Engineering staff has responsibility for execution of our new product roadmap thru partnering with 3rd parties.  New products realized thru Outsourcing Partnerships involves almost exclusively introducing existing products on the market into the Kollmorgen product portfolio.  New products realized thru Open Innovation partnerships involve buying key technology or product elements and executing the remainder of the product development with Kollmorgen or other resources.    The position reports to the VP Engineering and can be based in Radford, VA; Marengo, IL; Santa Barbara, CA; Brno, Czech Republic; Ratingen, Germany, or any other Kollmorgen site location.

The individual will play a critical role on the Engineering team and in Kollmorgen as an enabler to speed and leverage of introduction of new products.  The position will have responsibility for all product types – motors, drives, controls, accessories and higher-level assemblies (integrated solutions).  The role partners with other functional areas to ensure the engineering department is meeting the needs of internal and external Customers. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Executes new product realization projects thru partnering with 3rd parties. 
  • Establishes and builds key OSP/OI partner relationships.
  • Creatively uses resources to realize new products and to capture as much of the OSP/OI into a self-contained value stream as possible.
  • Models OSP/OI processes as a Value Stream and uses lean-inspired techniques to improve.
  • Builds the OSP/OI Team through high-quality development plans and recruiting activities.
  • Makes resourcing decisions/assignments of OSP/OI staff to execute projects.
  • Maintain and manage KPI (Key Performance Indicators) metrics for the OSP/OI value-stream. 
  • Travel is required (post-Covid). Must be available to travel to domestic and international locations as needed to visit Suppliers, Customers, and other Company locations/ functions.

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Technically capable yet business minded
  • Has a Growth mindset
  • Leads out in front
  • Able to interact cross-functionally and internationally, with customers and partners, with multiple levels of the organization, to accomplish goals.
  • Actively champions Altra Business System (ABS) tools
  • Serving in a Supervisory role
  • Is technically capable to provide expert consultation in one or more areas for the design, development, and creation of new products.
  • Demonstrated engineering analytical capability.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in a wide range of industrial automation technologies (drives, motors, controls, etc.).
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent problem- solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated successful supplier interaction history.
  • Team player with unquestioned Integrity.
  • Enjoys working with and developing a team of Engineering staff with varying levels of experience; providing career development opportunities and mentorship to advance technical and personal/behavior skills. 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or 10 years of experience in industrial automation required.
  • Technical capability in motion control (ex. motors, drives, controls) required.
  • Experience serving as the Technical Lead and/or Project Manager of significant successful Development projects, bringing products from concept, through development and into production and commercialization required.
  • Experience with CAD/ CAE tools preferred.
  • Experience with identifying, selecting, and fostering supplier partnerships to mutual success of all parties involved preferred.

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