• Director of Engineering Audio Systems (f/m/div.) Straubing
  • Bosch Group in Straubing, , Germany
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  • 1 month ago

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Company Description

Do you want beneficial technologies being shaped by your ideas? Whether in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology or energy and building technology – with us, you will have the chance to improve quality of life all across the globe. Welcome to Bosch.

Bosch Building Technologies provides intelligent products and solutions to protect lives, buildings and assets. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range.

The EVI Audio GmbH in Straubing is looking forward to your application!

Job Description

The Director Engineering, Audio Systems directs and coordinates activities of the Audio engineering departments including:
• Responsibility for electroacoustic technology and audio electronics across the entire BU... portfolio including speakers, microphones, headsets, amplifiers, signal processors and related equipment
• Perform required R&D in support of new product development and maintenance activities
• Accelerate and manage new product development to enable faster and broader penetration of the market.
• Provide leadership and work direction to the Engineering Managers and staff to ensure that Bosch establishes and maintains required technological leadership in support of market requirements.
• Accountable for cost and schedule execution for projects within portfolio
• Understand and deploy Bosch development processes and standards across Engineering departments
• Assure effective interface with other Bosch organizations.
• Identify opportunities to provide superior solutions.
• Envision where technology is headed and create a plan to arrive there first
• Manage the technology portfolio for multiple business lines.
• Direct Reports: 5 Managers, 2 Directors, Team size: 70, Location of Position: Straubing Germany and other key Location: Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Specific Responsibilities:

Engineering and Product Development
• Supports all engineering and product development related activities for assigned product areas.
• Thinks creatively alongside product management to identify technologies and solutions to serve customer needs.
• Interfaces with product management in the new product development process from conception through market launch using Bosch PEP stage-gate process.
• Confers with management, production, and logistics staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
• Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
• Integrates design team with supply chain and manufacturing.
• Builds the technical capabilities, knowledge, and skills of this engineering function to be recognized and valued as a source of competitive advantage by customers and other functions within the organization.

Manage Budget and Operating Costs
• Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
• Conceives, understands and defends the financial justification of new product development programs such as cost estimation, ROI, make-vs-buy, and capital equipment justification.
• Fosters outside relationships with technology providers and vendors.
• Works closely with Business Line and Product Managers to determine R&D priorities and initiatives.

Management Activities
• Supervises, coordinates and reviews the work of a staff of engineers and technicians.
• Estimates personnel needs, recruits and develops top talent.
• Helps define and assign work duties.
• Analyzes technology trends, and market demand to plan projects.
• Constantly seeks to build world class Engineering Centers of Excellence.
• Maps critical skills necessary to achieve world-class status.

• A Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Physics, with a minimum of 10 years design experience, and 5 years management experience or equivalent blend of education and experience.
• Solid working knowledge of acoustics and electroacoustic product design and professional audio systems development including hardware, firmware and software design
• Specific knowledge of professional audio speaker design and construction is preferred
• Specific knowledge of transducer design is preferred
• Specific knowledge of professional audio product design including amplifiers and signal processors is preferred
• Proven track record of employing rapid product development techniques to optimize project implementation timelines within budget.
• Knowledge and successful use of lean principles, manufacturing engineering, and engineering process control methods and techniques.
• Ability to identify and assign resources toward specific product initiatives.
• Outstanding team leadership skills.
• Exceptional ability to present and communicate to customers/prospects.
• Thorough knowledge of financial and managerial accounting principles as related to product development and engineering initiatives.
• Proven experience in personnel supervision and budget preparation and management.
• Willing to travel between company locations and to and customer locations, including international
Straubing Germany


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