[Position] Senior Manager and Team Leader of Production Development Engineering
[Function] Product development / Engineering
[Reporting Line] Engineering Director, USA
[Employment Type] Permanent
[Location] Suwon, Korea
[Consultant in charge] Simon S. Kim
Global player in Connectivity and Sensor Solutions
Lead a team of product development engineers responsible for antenna designs for wireless systems and IoT devices. Designs will be focused on different protocol including BLE, WiFi, GNSS, Cellular, etc.
Achieve necessary technical performance and design to unit cost targets by exercising a system level understanding of customer application, industry standards, and antenna design/concepts.
Collaborate on detail product requirements, oversee the RF simulation, development of design(s), analysis, testing and certification for the antenna products or IoT subsystems/devices.
Develop platform approach to design solutions for future products. Detail understanding of the LDS, stamping, plating, molding and assembly processes required to manufacture antenna products.
Facilitate communications with internal and external (customer) teams to aid in defining product features and timing. Act as a technical partner and provide support to sales/FAE teams. Attend/support customer meetings and site visits.
[Leadership Job Responsibilities]
Effectively lead a growing global team of 15+ product development engineers. Model and foster desired core values and behaviors.
Set relevant and actionable performance goals for your team aligned to the BU strategy with a focus on developing capabilities and increasing efficiency and productivity.
Build a high performing and diverse team by ensuring the right talent is matched to the right roles, selecting high performing talent to close talent gaps and strengthen the team, and building a diverse team where different perspectives and cultures are valued.
Drive the team to achieve business results through effective communication, delegation and decision making, performance management, and employee engagement.
Build a strong talent pipeline with a clear focus on succession planning and talent development.
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer science, or information technology is required. Having a dual bachelor’s degree in business or MBA is a plus.
Industry knowledge in the IoT space required. Understanding of wireless communications, IoT ecosystem, antenna manufacturing, and high-tech industry preferred.
8+ years in a product development role and 3+ years in engineering leadership
Hands on knowledge of antenna simulation, design and testing.
Prior experience leading engineering projects.
Familiarity with wireless system architecture and products a plus.
Professional in RF simulation with CST/HFSS and antenna pattern test.
Demonstrated ability to lead, develop, manage and inspire a diverse global team located in multiple regions and spread across multiple engineering disciplines.
Proven ability to translate business strategy into meaningful action plans.
Must be able to effectively work with people of all levels, cultures and functional backgrounds.
Strong collaboration and influencing skills, with a proven track record of forging excellent relationships across organizations and with senior management.
Demonstrated results in driving efficiency and productivity in an organization; Six Sigma and Lean methodology experience a plus.
Strong business acumen with a thorough understanding of the interdependencies across the RF and mechanic engineering, operations, plant manufacturing, and product management functions.