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Engineering Innovation Manager

Kelly Services

Solon, OH
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Job Title Engineering Innovation Manager

Jobid US588YCT_BH1417855

Location: Solon, OH, 44139, USA

Description **Engineering Innovation Manager Position Available (Direct Hire) - Solon, OH**

Kelly Services is currently seeking an Engineering Innovation Manager for one of their top manufacturing clients in the Solon, OH area.

Position Summary:

+ Manages innovation program leaders, analysts and business development professionals to deliver concepts, prototypes and offerings that are adjacent to or transformational to core business.
+ The innovation manager is a key link among the various aspects of new product development and the customer, improving methods and providing insight.
+ The incumbent helps strategic direction and prioritization of new product and/or new business model design efforts.
+ Ensures the proper application of engineering and business practices, procedures, and criteria while ensuring the goals of learning, demonstration and commercialization are met for the project portfolio.
+ Develops market facing team and development team structure as required to meet evolving market and customer needs.
+ Advises senior leadership regarding industry best practices.
+ Develops parallel processes that support adjacent and transformational innovation, translating those processes to the core business as appropriate.
+ Develops partnerships that go beyond customer-supplier relationships.
+ Responsible for assuring the appropriate skills, applications knowledge, personal development, and supporting tools are present in the department to support current and future program needs.
+ Interacts with multiple sites and functional areas, and many levels of leadership, while devising new approaches to customer opportunities uncovered and to problems encountered.
+ Interacts directly with distributors and customers in defining needs and opportunities and establishing collaborative relationships for providing solutions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


+ Reviews, Development, and Compensation – Evaluates performance and development progress of direct reports and makes compensation recommendations. Addresses conflict and performance issues.
+ Teamwork (morale) – Creates and maintains an environment that promotes teamwork, energy, and efficiency.
+ Staffing – Manages staffing requirements to support project workload through associate development, transfers, and hires.

+ Project – Assists the team leader(s) with directing resources towards the attainment of goals associated with identifying, acting on and delivering on innovative opportunities. Drives the appropriate application of innovation methods and engineering tools.
+ Strategic – Assists with the development, implementation, and/or execution of strategic objectives. Advises others in company on how to solve problems using established and emerging innovation tools.
+ Planning / Prioritization – Leads the prioritization of project and department activities towards department, Engineering, and company objectives.
+ Tools/Creativity – Develops and promotes the utilization and successful application of new methods for rapidly identifying, assessing and acting on new business growth opportunities
+ Budgeting – Assists with the establishment of departmental budget targets, analyzing variances, and identifying cost reduction opportunities.
+ Interfaces with management to implement and/or make decisions, guide projects, and to provide input to complex personnel issues.
+ Responsible for justifying purchase of new capital equipment, hardware or software, as needed to enable department performance and/or project success.


+ 4-year degree in an engineering discipline with continuing education. Advanced degree in engineering or business preferred

+ Prior supervisory experience
+ Demonstrated leadership (hiring, motivation, coaching, team building)
+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams
+ Familiarity with innovation processes including value analysis, experimentation and iteration
+ History of developing successful partnerships that advance business goals
+ 5 years of supervisory experience

+ Facility with solid and fluid mechanics, electrical and electronic systems, materials properties and processes
+ Ability to manage multiple priorities and complex problems.
+ Excellent problem solving skills including use of data based decision making (DPS, DoE)
+ Solid project management experience
+ Extensive experience working with customers at all seniority levels, including assessing spoken and unspoken needs and demonstrating solutions to meet those needs
**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies inindustry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premiersource of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firmwith an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the varietyand flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or directhire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specificprofessional interests.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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