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Company Name: Plexus
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Location: Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2013
Posting Expiry Date: 8/23/2013
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Job Overview
This Director of Engineering (DOE) position is the key ownership role for growing, developing and leading the product development engineering engine for Plexus' Raleigh Design center. As part of the design center senior management team, the DOE will lead the design center functional management team and work closely with the Sr Site Director and peer site directors on site strategic planning, technical project execution, Sr level customer management quality systems, P&L oversight, budgeting, staffing and capabilities development of the engineering staff. Additionally, the DOE will work as part of the global Plexus DOE team on future engineering team capabilities as well as facilitating inter-site programs and project execution with the other 6 global engineering centers.


  • Direct the design center functional management team in overall management and leadership of the engineering staff
  • Ensure design complexity, customer strategic importance, and team experience is properly balanced to ensure technical success while appropriately developing personnel and key engineering capabilities.
  • Work in cooperation with site leadership to manage the design center P&L incorporating aspects of project-oriented income and cost management including staffing levels and capital expenditures
  • Establish strategy and direction to ensure lean practices and continuous improvement activities yield productive improvement efficiencies to the Plexus development process and quality systems in support of the Plexus' goals and initiatives
  • Contribute to the global DOE team strategy and effectively facilitate inner-design center work load balancing as well as global tools, technology and knowledge alignment to ensure customer project needs and company financial goals are met
  • Provide Sr management ownership for customer relationship provide technical engineering support during the sales process, assist in proposal generation, assist in potential new customer screening and attend conferences and trade shows to support the sales process

Skills & Abilities

  • Possess a detailed understanding of the engineering product development process
  • Possess strong knowledge in all appropriate technical disciplines as well as a good knowledge of test development and manufacturing
  • Advanced decision making, problem solving skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a group environment
  • Possess strong team building skills
  • Possess good management skills and knowledge of management principles
  • Possess good organizational, presentation and leadership skills
  • Ability to handle demanding schedules
  • Possess conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Intermediate computer skills

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Product Development Engineering areas of study electrical Software, Mechanical, or other related degrees)
  • Industry experience of 9 years in direct product development engineering activities, including 4 years of project and functional management, is required for this position assuming education requirements are met; equivalent industry experience of 10 or more years is highly desirable

All candidates must have the legal right to permanently live and work in the United States without sponsorship

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