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Senior Director of Engineering

Job ID: 7494


Our client is a global leader in electronics manufacturing located in Guadalajara, Mexico, with a successful track background driving innovation through technology and an extraordinary team, building great products. As a result of company growth, EMS leader is looking for a Senior Director, Operations Engineering to be located in Guadalajara, Mexico and oversee engineering for a campus of over 4 plants and over 7,000 employees.


Reporting to the VP Operations the Sr. Director, Operations Engineering will be in charge of managing day-to-day engineering operations and core functions of engineering operations in order to achieve and maintain operational excellence.

What a typical day looks like (Essential Job Functions):

  • Oversees the activities related to the technical support and process development engineering functions of a manufacturing area.
  • Supervises 5 Directors (Process/Business Excellence, Manufacturing Engineering, Test Engineering, Product Engineering, Maintenance and Facilities) and an engineering team over two hundred.
  • Plans and implements the development of new and scale-up process formulas. Establishes operating equipment specifications and acts as a liaison with product design and development to ensure processes and designs are compatible. Leads efforts to achieve cost effectiveness and improved product quality.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Principle Accountabilities: * Direct and control the activities of a broad functional area through several senior Manufacture engineering leaders involved in activities related to process engineering capabilities and statistical process control systems.
  • Organize and lead Project/Program reviews to ensure projects are delivered on time, as per cost targets and within quality specifications.
  • Partner with other functional leaders to ensure manufacture-engineering activities are well integrated with manufacturing operations.
  • Provide guidance and feedback to subordinate leaders to ensure achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Plan, budget, and manage the Manufacture Engineering, Facilities, Maintenance and NPI group costs in line with Corporate objectives.
  • Implement appropriate HR Strategies and actions to recruit and retain a qualified and motivated workforce.
  • Develop, modify, and implement company policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have company-wide effect.
  • Regularly interact with executives and/or major customers in controversial situations, contract negotiations or other matters for which influence skills are required.


The experience we are looking to add to our team:

  • 5 years+ as a Director of Engineering supporting operations including process, operational excellence, manufacturing engineering, product engineering, test engineering and maintenance.
  • Experience in EMS (highly preferred) / Electronics Manufacturing overseeing a large site 3,000+ employees or preferably multi-sites.
  • Experience and solid expertise in SMT.
  • Experience with Back-end assembly
  • Electric test and strong optical test experience.
  • Strong experience with failure analysis
  • Experience with NPI (new product introduction), international transfers and project management
  • Management and comprehension of P&L, customer, and company metrics.
  • Excellent business acumen, people management, and staff development.
  • High energy with sense of urgency, strong leader, results oriented, tenacious, and smart.
  • Commercial negotiation, negotiation with clients
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.
  • BA/BS in Engineering (prefer electronics) or equivalent work experience with a degree.
  • Fluent in English (85%+) and Spanish.

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