Director of Engineering


Romulus, Michigan – Movement Search & Delivery   is working with an international automotive manufacturing company. Due to recent growth within the company, they have opened a position for a Director of Engineering.

What you will do: 

Lead the engineering team focusing on displays technology for an automotive Tier 1 supplier in southeast Michigan!

  • Participate in developing and implementing the product strategy. Lead the Engineering Team development plans, maximizing development efficiency and costs.
  • Technology Scouting: Lead the technical directions and scout innovation for future technology trends to:
  • Incorporate new technologies to improve design and value engineer to improve performance and reduce cost.
  • Evaluate and improve the company value-add proposition.
  • Detailed knowledge of the component manufacturing process and cost.
  • Detailed knowledge of the BOM and competitive advantage of alternative different components.
  • Design to cost:
    • Creative cost-competitive product designs to meet the customer’s requests.
    • Work with quote center and Implementation teams to track changes in the customer’s design and provide BOM cost corresponding to the changes.
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management and external in the identification planning and development of Platform Assets building up a competitive display portfolio.
  • Technology Roadmap implementation:
    • Align timing and technology needed dates with Product Management to fulfill the Product Roadmap requirements.
    • Drive development of cost-competitive solutions, based on pre-defined and aligned cost targets.
    • Interface at the highest levels with target Customers (Engineering) and selected strategic partners, to align on specific technology needs / wants.
    • Work closely with Purchasing and Industrialization groups, to implement feasible and competitive solutions with high levels of robustness and proven implementation feasibility.
  • Product Architecture:
    • Develop a team to provide to the Implementation teams competitive and manufactural products architecture to support the RFIs/RFQs.
    • Develop a Sub-System Architecture to implementations team during the RFI/RFQ stages.
  • Market intelligence: Understand market trend, the competitive landscape, help prioritize and evangelize technology projects to regularly drive the interface of Design team resulting in high levels of engagement
  • Responsible for profitability of the display products, budget, and forecasting accuracy

What you will need: BSEE, BSME, MS/PhD in Engineering a plus. 15 or more years of experience

What we offer: Honest and transparent representation to our clients…  it’s what we do.

If you have ALL of the required qualifications for this position and are skeptical about sending a resume to someone you have never spoken with, give us a call. We try to rise above the recruiting rhetoric by giving our contact information in order to provide you as much information as possible. We go to great lengths to work directly with the hiring managers for the positions we represent so our job descriptions truly reflect the needs of the organization.

Please send your resume and current compensation to:

Dominic Chiappelli