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Vice President, Customer Regional Engineering

The Requirements To be a good fit you should have: 15+ years of progressive leadership experience in an engineering environment; software company experiencepreferred A bachelor's degree in engineering (ideally BSEE) or a related discipline; master's degreepreferred (ideally MBA) Experience developing electronics products in a global environment Experience overseeing 100+ employees, either in a large project environment or a supervisory capacity Automotive industry experience is preferred but not required In addition to the above experience, you'll need the following professional competencies: Strategic vision -- the ability to see where the business is headed, define opportunities and develop programs proactively, determine cross-functional intersections and hand-offs, and evaluate possible future impact of decisions Exceptional communication -- the ability to clearly explain complex concepts and gain buy-in to drive change throughout the organization Analytical thinking -- the ability to identify the essence of a complex situation, analyze data, understand trends, and develop recommendations Global understanding -- the ability to leverage a multi-cultural business environment, and to establish relationships with employees in a variety of countries and positions across the global organization Proactive and decisive nature -- the ability to grasp concepts quickly and achieve results in an ambiguous and changing environment Thoughtful prioritization -- the ability to consider multiple audiences, manage concurrent projects, and prioritize work according to strategic goals, meeting requirements and deadlines with a positive attitude Multiplier mentality -- the willingness to experiment with new ideas and technologies, ability to effectively leverage assets to drive down costs and increase effectiveness and efficiency, and willingness to contribute outside of your specific job description You may travel up to 10% of the time, generally within the Americas to visit our otherlocations, or occasionally to other areas of the globe. You will need flexibility to work an occasional night or weekend if required. The Role Leading the Customer Regional Engineering group, the execution arm of our engineering organization in the Americas, you'll set the vision and translate it into action as you lead a 500-person team of directors, managers, and engineers responsible for successful execution of all customer-related programs for the Americas. We have locations in Van Buren, MI; Mexico; and Brazil. You'll have seven direct reports including Chief Engineers for our OEMs (Ford, GM), Site Managers, and others. You will oversee execution related to the quality of technical events, engineering targets, TQCM, software quality, deployment of Systems Gates in VPDS and personnel management. You'll develop talent capability and capacity in your department, including succession planning, to ensure delivery of future business needs. About 30% of your time will be spent working with customers and building quality technical relationships, about 40% on project execution, and the other 30% on strategic planning and execution. You'll manage multiple priorities, improve operations, and maintain positive and productive relationships while delivering results. You will share responsibility for new business growth with the Customer Business Group, ensuring that engineering quotes are conservative yet appropriate to win the business, and that we have the right technical solutions to meet evolving customer needs. Some of your specific tasks will include: Program Execution -- Develop strategies to staff and execute projects on time and within budget, increase focus on quality, manage resources, and deliver as promised. Financial Performance -- Includes performance to budget and business cases for new products and features. Technical Leadership / New Business Growth -- Partner with the Customer Group to develop business, build and maintain key relationships, and drive technical sales performance. Talent & Leadership Development / Performance Management -- Develop capability and capacity, drive the technical ladder process, raise the performance bar, and provide consistent feedback. Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. Pictured: Visteon is actively developing and testing our DriveCore(TM) autonomous driving platform, combining hardware and software that is accelerating the adoption of self-driving technology.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
15+ years

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