Engineering Manager, Creative Lab

Published
February 18, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

ngineering Manager, Creative Lab Work Mode Hybrid Location Hybrid at Kohler, WI Opportunity The Manager- Engineering, Creative Lab is responsible for planning, coordinating and driving innovative concept development for the K&B business.The leader provides strategic direction and technical guidance for the identification, planning, and execution of engineering concept development projects that will position Kohler on the leading edge of innovation and technology.In addition, the leader manages, trains, and coaches their team to deliver customer insights and creative solutions to advance the business and deliver significant value to our customers.Specific Responsibilities Drive execution of creative engineering concept development and the realization of concepts into physical or rendered models. Identify innovation opportunities and evaluate based on risk levels and value to the business. Manage the project pipeline (innovation funnel) from initial discovery through concept development and proof of design.Coach and mentor team members in concept development, creative problem solving, project management, and communication. Communicate the value of product concepts to the business using visual and physical models as well as storytelling. Leverage expertise and skills from functions and teams throughout the business to gain insights and deliver innovative solutions. Guide the transition of creative concepts into NPD projects to maximize the success of concept commercialization. Maintain a strong awareness of technology trends and incorporate insights into concept development plans. Skills/Requirements A BS in engineering is preferred. At least 10 years of product development experience. At least 4 years of previous supervisory experience in a product development environment. Must possess a keen analytical mind, be strong on planning and detail, and be a demonstrably creative thinker. Strategic agility with a strong pragmatic approach.Can define a clear vision and is able to clearly articulate immediate goals and actions. Tolerant of ambiguity and drives to clarity by bringing order and structure to work. Has the ability to communicate clearly and influence at all levels. Operates with candor, enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to achieve business results. Travel approximately 10-20% #LI-SC2 #LI-Hybrid We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity. The salary range for this position is $125,700 - $160,600. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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