Director of Engineering | Management Recruiters | Consumer Products

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that focuses on engineering, technology, operations and management recruitment and placement. One of our clients, an international leader in the design and manufacture of electrical consumer products, seeks a Director of Engineering with expertise in new product development. The ideal candidate will have experience working on next generation, technology-driven products.

Responsibilities:

Will lead an international engineering team based in Asia and North America

Lead new product innovation & development activities for company

Evaluate acquisitions from a technological, financial and market competition standpoint

Evaluate and recommend changes in methods and procedures in assigned area of responsibility.

Upgrade engineering talent through aggressive recruiting

Develop and maintain and company intellectual property, patents and trademarks.

Requirements:

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred

MBA or Masters degree in Engineering Management is a plus

10 + years of new product development experience

5 + years managing a multi-functional product development group.

Experience leading an international engineering team, Asia especially.