Southfield, MI, US, 48033

Engineering Manager - Connection Systems


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.





As a member of the E-Systems management team, the Product Development Engineering Manager – Connection Systems will be responsible for leading the development and flawless launch of new products aligned with market trends and vertical integration opportunities leading to profitable growth.


The Role

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead Engineering Team
    • Lead engineering team.  Direct reports include engineering supervisors, application engineers and 3D printing dept.
    • Enhance the definition and refine the design and development process.
    • Secure adherence to all internal and external standards, policies, and laws
    • Support escalation of quality claims and alignment of engineering / lab team direction.
    • Promotion of teamwork and leading the team to define and achieve objectives
    • Ensure good motivation and engagement is present within the team
    • Evaluation of employee skills and training requirements
    • Provide mentoring to potential leaders in the organization
    • Vet and hire new talent
  • Actively support development of global product roadmap
    • Participate in benchmarking/ research into new technology areas
    • Developments may be outside of traditional CS product types.
  • Leverage global cross functional capabilities
  • Guide engineering through RFQ process and TDR preparations
  • Present Lear CS Engineering capabilities and product focus to customers in TDR
  • Strategic planning of Vertical Integration product to EDS
  • Manage budget
    • Current year month end close and forecasting
    • "Next year" budget
    • Approval of spend
    • Execution of corporate cost reduction "tasks"
    • Managing of 3D printing recoveries
  • Build cooperative relationship between adjacent departments
  • Sales, Purchasing, Finance, Cost and Price, EDS, Electronics, High Power, Seating, Lab, Quality …
  • Support lab to enhance Connection Systems validation capabilities.
  • Support CTO activities (cost saving initiatives) to ensure we hit our annual targets by ensuring a roadmap is developed by attending regularly scheduled workshops with clear take away actions (who is doing what by when)


Your Qualifications

  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze business needs and propose product features and business models to address



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit