The Manager for Closures Engineering Design - BIW & Mechanisms is responsible for supporting and executing a strong vision, strategy, and business plan for a growing and diverse team. The team consists of three key groups: 1) Closures Power Mechanisms design, development and release 2) Closures Manual Mechanisms design, development and release, 3) Closures BIW.
The successful candidate will have a wide breadth of Automotive experience with the ability to lead the design and development of numerous vehicles that meet or exceed our local customer requirements from concept through lifecycle production while simultaneously developing new technologies and adhering to the highest safety standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Strategic Leadership: Create, communicate, and execute the Closures Engineering Design Mechanisms & BIW Team - vision laid out by Sr. Manager in support of VE, HATCI and Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) visions, goals, and business objectives.
Business Management: Successfully meet all KPI's including: Program Timing, Cost & Quality Improvement, Intellectual Property, Budget, Personnel Development, Corporate Culture, etc. Develop goals and objectives for all direct reports. Lead tasks and projects to support the related team's work plan, ensuring all goals and budget spending are met for Closures Engineering Design Mechanisms & BIW R&D budget.
Team Management: Support annual team work plan and budget in support of the HATCI Vehicle Engineering (VE) vision. Lead tasks and projects to support the related team's work plan. Support all goals and budget spending are met for a multi-million dollar R&D budget. Manage and direct Engineers in daily activities for work projects relating to team activities in support of our three brands: Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. Ensure administrative functions such as purchasing requests, timecard, vacation requests, travel requests, etc., are followed on a timely basis
Vehicle Development: Be a subject matter expert in relation to Automotive Closure Mechanisms & BIW Systems (Ex: Latches, Strikers, Handles, Gas Lifters, Power Lifters, Manual & Power Charge Port Doors, Power Roof Systems, Fixed & Power Glass, etc), and Testing for Closure Mechanisms & BIW System designs especially for our focused efforts with Electrified Vehicles and Light Duty Trucks. Ensure Vehicle Development process is followed from concept to post production, satisfying all customer requirements along the way. Conduct competitive benchmarking, detailed engineering cost/weight analysis, performing drawing release, executing engineering orders, meeting safety/regulatory targets, etc. Closures Mechanism & BIW Manager also leads releasing responsibilities of all drawings released by the Closures Mechanism Team Engineers by Checker Approval status in Hyundai EO (Engineering Order) system.
Life Cycle Support: Support Manufacturing Plant and life cycle activities of 5 plants (located in Georgia, Alabama, Mexico, and Brazil) including: product launch metrics, continuous vehicle improvement, cost and mass reductions
Collaboration and Stakeholder Management: Advocate for the internal and external customers. Support collaboration with regional affiliates: Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, as well as corporate headquarters in Korea. Actively engaging with all levels, from Engineers, to Managers, to Presidents and C-Suite, building effective relationships with all. Interface and co-work with other teams within VE, HATCI and its affiliates - Project Management, Product Planning, Materials Development, Safety Integration, Regulation & Certification, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing - provide support as required with testing, development, vehicle clinics, etc.
Technology Assessment and Development: Support new technology assessment and development: Support development of technical road maps and strategies with the goal of implementation to the production vehicle; Liaise with multiple testing and development labs; Provide support to new technology research and adoption projects,
Communication, Communication, Communication: Interface and co-work with other teams within HATCI and its affiliates: Product Planning, Propulsion, Vehicle Test and Development, Electronics, Regulation & Certification, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, etc. Support creation of presentations to President, reoccurring group updates summarizing the key activities and future plans. Review progress to work plan and quality of work. Provide technical direction and guidance. Accurately maintain and update project status reports and review with upper management routinely.
Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Support development of R&D budget, ensuring optimal utilization of resources. Monitor and be fist line approver for expenses, identify savings opportunities, and support project/strategic investment decisions to support all R&D activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Travel up to 20% of time domestically and internationally.
Manage, train, evaluate, discipline and support recommendations for hire, pay changes, promotions or terminations.
Assign or distribute work to co-workers.
Instruct, train in methods or procedures.
Respond to complaints or grievances.
Write and execute performance and competency evaluations.
What we offer:
Zero-dollar employee premiums on Medical, Dental, and Vision for you and your family
100% employer-paid disability and life insurance
Generous paid time off including vacation,... For full info follow application link.
Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an equal opportunity employer commited to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, other protected veteran status, and any other protected class under law.