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Innovation Chief Engineer

Company: Herman Miller Group
Location: Holland
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Innovation Chief Engineer page is loaded Innovation Chief Engineer Apply locations MI - Holland time type Full time posted on Posted 26 Days Ago job requisition id JR101173 Why join us?

Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It's the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of HermanMiller means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We are redefining modern for the 21st century. And our success allows HermanMiller to support causes that align with our values, so we can build a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone. GENERAL PURPOSEDetermines product development and engineering requirements of both internal and external customers, and establishes goals and objectives to fulfill these requirements. Leads a team of technical professionals and manages team resources to achieve goals and objectives. Ensures excellence, integrity and continuous improvement in new products and product development skills.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAssists project teams and individuals in solving difficult, ambiguous and complex problems; challenges and motivates engineers and designers; promotes individual accountability and responsibility with team members; mentors team members.Builds and maintains a productive working relationship with Product Engineering, Operations, Supply Management, key suppliers and Industrial Designers. Develops and manages external contracted engineering services.Drives continuous improvement in product quality, product integrity and product cost.Establishes team strategies, goals, objectives and work assignments that align with customer needs, support the project plans of Core teams, and support the business plans of the company. Provides lead council on critical technical questions and decisions. Monitors and reports project status, roadblocks and conflicts to peers, senior leaders and Core Teams.Evaluates, hires and trains new employees; Creates and maintains employee performance plans and performanceGathers information, strategies and data to discern the product development needs and directions of internal customers, external customers and project teams. Maintains awareness of broad business parameters which may lead to opportunities for improving products or business processes.Investigates and evaluates new products, materials, technologies, manufacturing processes and suppliers.Manages and nurtures professional and productive relationships with internal and external groups in support of product development initiatives. Participates in Core Teams that engage in new product commercialization projects. Participates in teams and activities to develop the skills and competencies of product development engineers. Supports the development of competency plans for work team members from adjacent technical services.Performs other responsibilities as required to achieve business objectives.Provides leadership for the application and improvement of engineering technical skills, competencies and technical tools.Resolves resource requirements and makes project assignments to achieve core team goals and objectives. Develops staffing requirements for development engineers assigned to NPC, recommends employees for promotions, merit increases, special recognition or performance improvement; promotes and fosters a creative and inclusive work environment.Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.Additional Essential FunctionsPerforms additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education/ExperienceLicenses and CertificationsSkills and AbilitiesBachelor degree in Engineering, Master degree preferred. Additional degrees in Business Management or other related disciplines are beneficial.12 years of experience in product development engineering (new and existing products), including proven experience as product engineer and technical project manager. Prior product management experience helpful.3 years of successful experience leading the work activities of engineers, CAD designers or equivalent technical professionals.Knowledge of and direct experience with engineering tools and methods, e.g. CAE, testing, CAD, problem solving, Engineering IT, Materials, DFA, DFMEA, Creativity, ERP databases, Project Management, Engineering Analysis, and Tooling, Manufacturing processes.Demonstrated leadership competence as defined in Herman Miller's Leadership Skills and Behaviors.Ability to effectively use office automation and communication software and tools used in the HMI office environment.Ability to think strategically and execute tactically.Expert communication skills, e.g. verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation.Must be financially literate and possess business acumen.Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.Additional Skills and AbilitiesPHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsMust be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations. Who We Hire?

Simply put, we hire everyone. HermanMiller is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We're committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities. HermanMiller is a part of the MillerKnoll collective of design brands coming together to remake modern for the 21st century.

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