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VP Engineering

Company Name: Design Group
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Location: Innisfail, Canada
Date Posted: 3/19/2013
Posting Expiry Date: 7/11/2013
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Job # 41864: VP Engineering


Job Code: #41864
Title: VP Engineering
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Manufacturing
Job Location: Innisfail, Alberta
Date Posted: 14-Mar-2013

Job Description:

Design Group Staffing is currently looking for a VP, Engineering for one of our clients in the fabrication industry. This position will be a key role in the organization, and will work as a core member of the Executive Team, issuing the organization directive for engineering, focusing on developing and advancing product development within the scope of the companyGÇÖs strategic plan. This role is located in Central Alberta. RESPONSIBILITIES: -+ Assist in the strategic management of the company, helping set strategic direction and corporate policies. -+ Develop and implement operating processes and initiatives that promote quality assurance and product integrity. -+ Formulate both a short and long-term vision for product development, including goals and objectives, and an analysis of industry trends to stay competitive. -+ Ensure optimized product development procedures, including application of technology and engineering resources, and the delivery of products on-time and on-budget. -+ Serve as a mentor and leader to Engineering staff, creating a culture of continual improvement, innovation, and open communication. -+ Assure that products and projects are developed primarily to meet and exceed specific customer requirements, but also with larger applications in mind. -+ Acquire and develop a team of senior employees who will have the responsibility of securing resources needed to complete upcoming and ongoing projects. EXPERIENCE: -+ 10+ years Heavy Duty Industrial or manufacturing experience in a progressive, senior management role, involved in setting strategic direction and managing departmental directives. -+ Must be a Professional Mechanical Engineer (P.Eng.). -+ Expert-level technical engineering knowledge, as well as a strong understanding of product development-related sales, marketing, and design. -+ Must have leadership and team-building skills, with a track record of mentoring successful engineering teams. -+ Demonstrated skill in managing multiple, diverse, and complex projects, with excellent time-management skills. -+ Must possess the ability to adapt in a fluid environment, be self-driven while motivating others, and constantly have an eye to the future with innovative, outside-the box-thinking. -+ Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation, and oral communication skills required. If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward a Word formatted resume to Joseph Steward at quoting job reference #41864. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss in confidence please contact me on 403-513-8296. I would like to thank all applicants; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.