Engineering Manager - CLM

Engineering Manager

  • Engineering
  • Germany

Location: Bavaria, Germany

About the client and role

Our client, an Automotive Manufacturing supplier, is seeking an Engineering Manager to be responsible for planning and executing complete and leading engineering teams within Europe from initial design concept through to production and release of post-production support.


  • Lead and participate with a development team that conducts and coordinates the complete development of products by standard operating procedures and the product delivery process (CAAPD).
  • Key customer interface (internal and external) who can successfully negotiate and influence design direction including the escalation process.
  • Assures timely and accurate documentation of engineering/program deliverables as established per the product delivery process (CAAPD). Guides and assists engineers in the completion of engineering documentation.
  • Forecasts direct and indirect engineering costs as directed by engineering management. Controls the expenditure of engineering time and funds by established budgets. Participates in program review meetings.
  • Under the guidance of management, participates in the hiring process, coaches and counsels employees for success assists employees with career development planning and training, and may conduct performance reviews and make salary planning recommendations.
  • Helps define and incorporate customer requirements, product specifications and manufacturing feasibility to meet operational, cost, timing, government, safety, reliability, and quality regulations.
  • Conducts design issue meetings and supports critical design review meetings.
  • Assures timely and accurate drawing and/or CAD data releases with appropriate customer, management and supplier authorization.
  • Supports the improvement of internal systems and procedures.
  • Represents product engineering to ensure an accurate and timely flow of information to and from the customer, manufacturing division, supplier, and program management. Communicates program information to the engineering organization.
  • Supports Internal / External Audit efforts regarding ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949 Certification for remote site location (Group Office)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and training required.
  • 9 years of diversified engineering experience with increasing responsibilities and authority in product design, analysis, and testing preferred.
  • Automotive seating metal and mechanism development preferred.
  • Ability to lead engineers through the technical execution and program delivery milestones.
  • Evidence of ability to apply and utilize advanced math-based tools, and academic, regulatory and engineering principles in the development of automotive components.
  • Successfully completed all phases of a Product Launch.
  • Competency in DFMEA, CAD and GD&T.

About CLM

At CLM, we’re obsessed with creating a better executive search experience for our candidates and clients in the automotive industry. With over 25 years of international experience providing staffing solutions at C-Suite, Leadership and Management levels, we go above and beyond to ensure your needs always come first.

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