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Sr. Director of Engineering - Lighting

Company: Blue Signal Search
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Our client is a top manufacturer and distributor of high-performance lighting products and solutions within commercial, residential, and industrial industries. They are hiring a Sr. Director of Engineering to support a national team in the design and engineering of top-of-the-line products.
The Sr. Director of Engineering will support the team in all aspects of products. They will ensure quality standards and execute strategies to optimize products to better support customer needs. The Sr. Director of Engineering will work in a fast-paced, agile environment and stay on the edge of new technology and strategies.
This Role Offers:

  • Competitive base salary plus benefits (401K matching, health insurance, gym reimbursement, etc.), profit sharing, and bonus potential.
  • Impressive and extensive history of innovation in lighting products.
  • Privately held, highly successful company on unstoppable growth path.
  • Work closely with experienced individuals who are passionate about their innovative industry.
  • Opportunity to learn and advance skills by collaborating in lighting products from conceptualization to market launch.
  • Robust portfolio of clients with the opportunity to work with customers of all sizes.
  • Relocation support available.
    Focus:
    • Responsible for leadership in day-to-day operations of a designated production team to include safety, quality, efficiencies, and meeting customer expectations.
    • Conduct production meetings with executives to ensure proper understanding and buy-in of process changes/improvements.
    • Develop future talent by coaching and mentoring direct reports.
    • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets, quality, and safety.
    • Build structure for continuous improvement program through team management including cost reduction, workflow, scheduling, waste reduction, and more.
    • Work cross-functionally with internal teams to support quality, performance, and production value initiatives.
    • Manage capital budget and oversee machine maintenance efforts as needed.
    • Stay up to date on the latest technologies in the industry and deploy process improvement and technology adoption as needed to stay competitive.
      Skill Set:
      • 10+ years of experience in product design, development, and manufacture.
      • Background in mechanical engineering.
      • Previous experience in the lighting/electrical industry, with knowledge of industry controls.
      • Must have experience in leadership with the ability to inspire excellence and lead with purpose.
      • Ambitious work ethic with the desire to get others engaged in the larger picture goal.
      • Proven track record of success in driving and delivering continuous improvement.
      • Bachelor's degree or above in relevant field. Industry certifications a plus.
      • Strong skills in organization, problem solving, and collaboration. Must be able to work with and lead teams in this vision.

Keywords: Blue Signal Search, Santa Barbara , Sr. Director of Engineering - Lighting, Engineering , Santa Barbara, California

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