Senior Director of Innovation Engineering
This role offers the opportunity to provide strategic direction to our Global Leadership Team and our Technology & Innovation organization and directs the following dynamic teams: • Innovation – new product development (Blockchain - Internet of Things - Machine Learning) • Applications Development – packaging prototype development at our Mid Atlantic Innovation Center • Product & Process Engineering – formulations and process technology excellence
Own the Portfolio and help us advance our position in this high value market!
Manage and direct the organization towards its primary Technological and Innovation objectives, based on product and profitability goals; Identify, assess, develop, and commercialize new products and healthcare- based applications;
Develop a global innovation strategy in close collaboration with customers and peers, continuously improving the existing products and adapting new developed products through iterative reviews of formulations process capability, performance and costs, according to customer requirements;
Proactively consult with and effectively interact with customers in the translation of their requirements into value added applications/products. The individual will be expected to know industry and competitors, and industry-relevant trends and research.
You Bring • Advanced Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering with a focus on prototyping
MBA is a bonus;
• A track record (minimum 7 years) as a global product innovation portfolio owner -- driving application innovations into value-added product solutions in the smart device manufacturing field, preferably a highly-regulated business related to financial services, insurance and medical device innovation;
• Stage Gate and Six Sigma Methodologies expertise and a great balance of hands -on and strategic management capabilities;
• Ability to travel up to 25%, international included annually, valid passport ready.
Pleasants Industries, Inc is an equal opportunity employer, which makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, handicap, disability, sexual preference or marital status
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