Manager of Mechanical Architects
Battery Management Systems Transforming how we interact with our vehicles to make the
driving experience more enjoyable, connected and safe
It’s a Mission, not a Just a Job. As a multi-billion dollar leader of disruptive change in the automotive electronics technology industry, Visteon is shaping the future (while contributing to a cleaner environment) through pioneering innovations in its electrification product line including electrification controls electronics, power electronics and energy storage.
The mission of this role is to accelerate Visteon’s reputation for technical excellence by leading the hardware architecture of power electronics to deliver a scalable, high-quality product design and drive future-state hardware technology roadmap priorities .
How You Will Spend Your Days
Managing the scheduling, prioritizations, workload, and quality of deliverables of a group that is establishing the mechanical architecture of electrification products. :
Managing global platform-level mechanical architecture group’s decisions
Developing innovative and reliable platform solutions that meet customer requirements
Contribute to the technical roadmap that reflects organizational, market and customer demands (including manufacturing processes, interconnection technologies and thermal management technologies)
Monitor design activities (at the product and component-level) with internal / external stakeholders (including third-party suppliers) and develop mitigation plans when needed to meet cost, timing, and quality targets.
Evaluating, refining, and deploying design documentation templates and guidelines
Interfacing directly with customers as needed to gather intelligence and / or facilitate technical presentations
Training and mentoring lower-level architects to develop skills to quote, design and deliver successful products
Assisting the purchasing team to manage product supply
Helping to define technical solution during RFQ processes :
Reviewing customer RFQs, generating compliance matrices, evaluating technical feasibility, and supporting quote creation
Architecting solutions that meet customer requirements during the quote process
Reviewing and approving quote and program architecture decisions
Assisting pursuit teams to assemble / present quotes
Leading technical Design Reviews during program quotes
A Successful Year One
Complete the global staffing of the group.
Win target percentage of electrification pre-pursuits and pursuits
Establish basic Architecture Platform standard documentation
Technical Knowledge, Skills and Experiences
Minimum five years of Global team management experience in mechanical engineers designing electronics modules for the automotive, electrification or aerospace for high volume products
In-depth experience in automotive domain with focus on Electric Vehicle or Power conversion space with power electronics and vehicle electrification at an OEM or Tier 1 supplier
In-depth experience of product architecture development of mechanical system, thermal systems, and electronics packaging.
Demonstrated history of bringing electronic modules from concept to mass production
Direct customer experience in both advance development, quoting and delivery phases
Strong experience in interacting with internal stakeholders and external customers
Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s preferred)
The Mindset and Power Behaviors You’ll Need to Bring
Visteon is a high-growth, fast-paced and entrepreneurially-spirited company and will only hire people who profile the same.
Entrepreneurial Spirit : Provides input to senior leadership to help identify subtle changes in the market or industry that may affect product and / or customers strategiesThoughtfully thinks through all angles, including the unconventional or unpopular, when considering how a situation might unfoldConfidently experiments in new situations or when faced with unprecedented opportunities, instills assuredness in others about what can be accomplished
Adaptability : Is optimistic about what can be achieved; encourages and steers the team and / or partners to move on quickly from setbacksEmbraces change and quickly alters course in response to new challenges;
leads teams successfully through change by helping others understand the reasons and positive impacts, focusing them on what is known rather than unknownSeeks and responds to feedback, encouraging the department to ask for and provide observations to others;
proactively responds to personal feedback
Innovation : Generates numerous ideas and new approaches for addressing a range of work areas the domain is involved in that can drive continuous improvement;
encourages others to generate ideas.Understands how models, theories, research and new concepts relate to the work of the department and applies principles when appropriate.
Develops effective strategies across the department that recognize the potential impact of challenges or opportunities on the group’s success;
scans the external environment regularly to anticipate longer-term trends.
Systems / Critical Thinking Leads collaboration with key stakeholders and contributes subject matter expertise to develop unique solutions to complex issues.
Enables optimum organizational efficiency by taking a whole systems approach and thinking across boundaries to identify which polices / processes should be standardized and which should differ.
Provides guidance when evaluating the impacts of a solution to ensure linkages between structure, people, process and technology.
Communication : Convinces others on key topics by presenting compelling rationale and persuasive arguments; shapes opinions within the department and negotiates to get the best deal.
Articulates and presents important information clearly and concisely to people at all levels across the department.Challenges established views and argues strongly for alternative ideas;
encourages individuals in the department to justify their reasoning.Demonstrates cultural sensitivity
Elevates Performance of People : Drives a relentless focus in mentoring and elevating people’s technical skillsInspires teams to succeed through creative problem solving and in-the-moment feedbackSeeks out and integrates diverse perspectives, skills and experiencesLeads with empathy and respect toward all employees and partners
Leader : Inspires teammates to follow them
Detail Oriented : Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated : Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Goal Completion : Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Ability to Make an Impact : Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
More than 12 years of experience
Licenses & Certifications