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Southfield, MI, US

Global Chief BDU Engineer


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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 Global Engineering Electrification team, the Global Chief BDU Engineer will be responsible for the Advance Activities of the Product Line (Battery Disconnect Units) including its reference platform with the main target of defining a portfolio of cost-efficient and high-performance concepts, which allows the company to increase the product value-proposition to the customers while optimizing cost.


The Role and workload by percentages (in brackets):

  • Managing Reference Platform activities/ADV team (10%)
  • Responsible to negotiate Reference Platform targets with Product Management team. (5% average)
  • Support Product Management, Advance Sales, … to support external opportunities and internal Lear business plans (20%)
  •  Lead cross-function/global project team (20%)
  •  Accountable for Ref. Platform Project tasks and timing. (5%)
  •  Responsible searching new opportunities as: technologies scouting, alternative concepts, external partners… (15%)
  •  Define and deploy roadmap for cost optimization (included in previous point).
  •  Accountability and ownership of the Global WO and Capex for advanced BDU activities. (5%)
  •  Integration with Agile methodology as main trend in coming years. (5%)
  •  Represent Engineering in the Senior Management Meetings review. (10%)
  •  Accountable to define ways to increase re-usability and reduce NRE in coordination with global cross function teams. (5%)
  •  Technical Regulations goalkeeper for electrification. (5%)



Your Qualifications:

  • Degree or master in electrical engineering.
  • Technical Skills/Experience in Electrical Vehicle.
  • Management Skills/experience: team coordination, communication, time plan creation



Bonus If You Have:

  •   Experience high voltage distribution power
  •   Experience outside North America

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