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Manager of Engineering Systems - Chassis Structures
Auto req ID: 5125BR
Title: Manager of Engineering Systems - Chassis Structures
Job Function: Engineering
State and City: Wisconsin, Wauwatosa
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Shift: Shift 1


Job Summary
At Harley-Davidson Motor Company we do much more than just build motorcycles; we fulfill dreams of personal freedom. We are customer led in all we do, and we believe and invest in our people and our communities. Harley-Davidson believes that its people are the only real long-term competitive advantage and their energy and commitment is what has made us successful since 1903.
This Engineering Manager position will deliver the following:

• Technical leadership to a team of engineers focused on delivery of chassis structures and rider vehicle interface systems.

   o System design: Product Requirement Documents, Engineering Drawings, etc.

   o System development: DVP&R, DFMEA, PFMEA, PPAP, etc.

   o System issue resolution

   o System / part approvals

   o Driving alignment between stakeholders to deliver an optimized system.

• Plan team resources to deliver the H-D lifecycle plan for frames, swing arms and rider vehicle interface systems.

   o Resource forecasting and allocation

   o Collaborating with Platform Teams to resource projects

   o Performance management of individual contributors

   o Estimate system development costs

   o Manage team’s budget for development and travel.

• Lead a team to deliver the system strategies across the H-D portfolio.

   o Knowledge Capture (Engineering Guidelines)

   o System evolution roadmap (Quality, Cost, Time-to-Market, Weight, WOW).

   o Developing a complexity management plan

   o Collaborate with H-D suppliers to develop system improvements

   o Product Delivery metrics measuring performance of system and team
Collaboration & Teamwork

• Proactively works with others up, down, and across the organization to get results

• Helps others understand the importance of their work in order to gain support and buy-in

• Reaches out to all relevant stakeholders before making a decision
Communication

• Communicates openly

• Good internal consulting skills

• Actively listens and seeks others opinions

• Focuses on facts and process, not the person

• Shares information honestly and transparently

Education Required
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, other engineering degrees will be considered. A Master’s Degree is a plus.

Experience Required
This position requires a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. In addition they will have demonstrated the following:

Managing System Development & Delivery

• Demonstrated success in leading a design and delivery team that meet their quality, cost, timing, and performance objectives

• Experience setting robust performance targets based off a Voice of Customer request.

• Skilled at guiding a cross-functional team through system tradeoffs.

• Have led/facilitated design reviews (DFMEA, DVP&R, Fault Tree, etc.).

• Provide oversight to component and system level test plans

• Analyzing system level test results and assessing risk to full vehicle operation

• Approving robust engineering designs

• Experience with design and fabrication structural systems/components

• Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and datum structure development
Project Management

• Understands project management tools and principles (requirements, scheduling, risk mitigation, budget, and metrics) through training and experience

• Efficiently executes prescribed project management processes

• Experience leading supplier led designs
Problem Solving

• Demonstrated success in issue containment and resolution

• Experience with root cause identification methodologies

Supplemental Information
At Harley-Davidson it is not just what degree you have or what you know you must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything that you do:

• Be accountable

• Model Integrity

• Value Individuality and Diversity

• Inspire Teamwork

• Encourage Creativity

Direct Reports: Yes
Travel Required: 0-10%

 

 

 

 

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