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Company: Woodward, Inc.
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

minutes of inactivity. Job Description - VP R&D/SYSTEMS ENGRG - HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS (2201516) Job Description VP R&D/SYSTEMS ENGRG - HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS - 2201516 Description Position Purpose:The Vice President Systems and R&D is responsible for building, leading and improving a Business Group's central engineering organizations. The position reports to the President and is relied upon to provide a high level of technical and organizational expertise in guiding advanced design efforts, current and future system architecture definition and implementation, customer interactions, and other central Business Group central engineering functions. The incumbent is accountable for providing strategic vision, engineering direction, and leadership for central areas of engineering within a business group including, systems, technologies, platforms, and advanced processes throughout the Product Life Cycle.Essential Functions:

  • Acts as the catalyst to create, improve and maintain a robust design culture within the business group.
  • Accountable to ensure that appropriate platform design guidelines are created, improved and maintained that enable high quality product development.
  • Leads the Engineering portions of systems strategic planning relatedto the next generation systems, products, services and engineering infrastructure required within the Business Group.
  • Accountable for key phases of engineering: Technology, platform, system, and centralized engineering support
  • Accountable for goal flow down from the corporate level to actionable activities and performance to those goals.
  • Provides support, strategic direction, and technical proposals for systems, products and services through collaboration with accountable CoE and Sales.
  • Acts as senior engineering management contact for the systems and advanced development projects including key vendor and customer relationships.
  • Owns schedule, NRE, design to cost, quality and adherence to our development process for systems and advanced development projects.
  • Provides leadership, training and mentoring required for engineering staff career development.
  • Manages capital and budget for systems, R&D and central engineering accountabilities.
  • Participates as a member of the Engineering Council to ensure maximum collaboration for technology and process leverage.Other Functions:
    • Collaborates with other business group R&D leaders on key areas of technology leverage.
    • Develops and maintains training matrix for his or her group.
    • Supports other groups or segments within Woodward with expertise and manpower to the extent possible when critical situations arise.
    • May author and/or approve organizational documents and operating procedures.
    • May lead one Company-wide Engineering Sub-Council or activity.
    • May attend external events, such as trade shows, conferences, etc. to seek out, evaluate and deploy new methods to improve the company's overall competitiveness. Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Able to manage a large scale organization through excellent leadership, time management and project management skills.
      • Technical/market knowledge of business segment, product knowledge and customer's end products for the market served.
      • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills: skilled at using facilitative leadership approach.
      • Ability to communicate and present complex ideas to a variety of internal and external audiences.
      • Ability to lead creationof strategic vision of technology through a strong understanding of advanced analytical tools.
      • Outstanding financial management skills (profit and loss, product cost structure, budgeting).
      • Breadth of technical knowledge desired (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Fluids, and Software).
      • Significant product expertise and organizational knowledge, and effective and comfortable outside of core engineering skill set.
      • Demonstrated organizational savvy (interpersonal/relational) and facilitative leadership skills to align with and influence key players throughout the organization.
      • Demonstrated expertise and commitment to Design for Six Sigma practices, lean product development and waste elimination.
      • Ability to coach, mentor, and motivate individuals to perform beyond their comfort zone.
      • Good knowledge of WISE and other related Woodward Business Systems (WPDS, BDDS).
      • Ability to come up with breakthrough/innovative solutions that take the systems and engineering function to the next level.
      • Demonstrated ability to achieve results.
      • Strong written, verbal communication and negotiation skills.
      • Strong knowledge of System/PLC processes.Education or Formal Training:
        • Masters, Ph.D. Degree in Science or international equivalent preferred.
        • Masters in Business Administration or international equivalent preferred.
        • Champions training required within 1 year.Experience Required:
          • 15 years of increasing level of responsibility within a product development engineering organization.
          • 10 years leading a comprehensive engineering organization.
          • Lean experience preferred. Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:
            • Estimated annual base pay: $200k - $250K
            • Annaul cash bonus opportunity
            • Stock Options / Performance based Cash LTI Awards / Deferred Compensation Plan
            • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match
            • Stock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
            • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
            • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
            • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave
            • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-up Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans Job Primary Location

Keywords: Woodward, Inc., Fort Collins , VP R&D/SYSTEMS ENGRG - HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS, Executive , Fort Collins, Colorado

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