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Eaton Corporation Head of Application Engineering and Acquisitions in Southfield, Michigan

The Head of Application Engineering and Acquisitions will be responsible for globally leading Eaton e-Mobility engineering activities during the business acquisition and award phase. The leader will be responsible for partnering with internal leaders to execute an annual pipeline of RFQ exceeding $1-billion dollars in the space of automotive power electronics such as traction inverters, on-board chargers, and DC converters as well as circuit protection devices.

In this role, you will lead and manage a global multidisciplinary team through the quotation process to ensure all that appropriate internal/external deliverables are addressed in the final quote submission package. Upon award, the leader will ensure a successful transition to the execution phase and provide regional application engineering support to the product development teams.

In This Function You Will:

  • Directly manage regional application engineering & pursuit functions in NA, EMEA and China

  • Plan, lead and manage pre-acquisition and acquisition phase (pursuit) activities to ensure successful and comprehensive responses to RFI and RFQ

  • Partner with product line team to develop a conceptual offering, compliance matrix, detailed execution plan, and comprehensive bill of material

  • Collaborate and lead product line teams, program management, supply chain and advanced manufacturing to ensure program deliverables and timing are understood and customer expectations are met

  • Ensure all appropriate customer deliverables are addressed in the final quote submission package

  • Upon award, ensure a clear and comprehensive “Day 1 plan” can be executed that transitions the team from acquisition to program execution phase

  • Work collaboratively with product strategy and product line leaders to identify, prioritize, and successfully capture top line pursuits

  • Translate annual Strategic Plan to establish and manage pursuit budgets for cumulative pursuits

  • Build global engineering capabilities to complement core product line engineering teams to (a) successfully execute acquisition activities; and (b) upon award, regional application support including resident engineering to support program execution phase

  • Manage resources and team to achieve goals.

  • Coach and mentor direct and indirect team members to meet commitments Oversee the execution of all project life cycle engineering activities including (1) pre-acquisition, (2) acquisition/pursuit, (3) application engineering, and (4) sustaining engineering

  • Ensure all engineering processes follow Eaton e-Mobility standards.

  • Collaborate with numerous external stakeholders including component suppliers, engineering services and OEM.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum of 3 years in automotive electronics product development

  • Minimum of 10 years in cumulative automotive product development

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Masters in Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering

  • 3 years in automotive business development

  • 5 years in the e-Mobility space

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: VEH EMB eMobility

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.