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Coventry, GB

Systems Engineering Manager - Electrical Engineering: Europe & Africa

Systems Engineering Manager – Electrical Engineering: Europe & Africa


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #166 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.


Following the award of multiple programs in 2020 for Global OEM Customer Groups, Lear is seeking to recruit for a Regional Systems Engineering Manager to lead systems architecture within its Europe and Africa wiring division. The Systems Engineering Manager will be responsible for ensuring the best in class design whilst simultaneously ensuring a robust approach to cost optimization. 



Tasks may include (but not limited to)


  • Managing and Coaching a multi-cultural system engineering team across Europe
  • Working to streamline the approach to customer changes and requirements
  • Working with leadership teams to develop Continuous Improvement within the product validation process  
  • Strategically working to support vertical integration plans into the regional wiring division
  • Developing processes and products that give Lear an innovative advantage in the marketplace


Professional / Personnel Experience Required


  • 5 years + working experience of product lifecycle within automotive wiring sector
  • Direct experience in leading Systems Architecture within automotive wiring
  • Exposure to launching new products specifically within the automotive wiring sector
  • Leadership experience in overseeing teams within the fields of test and validation
  • Excellent communication skills – fluency in English language is mandatory
  • A degree qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience