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General Electric Technology Leader Industrial Communications in Rochester, New York

Job Description Summary

Industrial Communications Technology Leader, reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will lead the R&D team for GE Industrial Communications (MDS Wireless, Lentronics Optical Multiplexers and Reason Switches). Responsibilities include technology strategy, competitive analysis, multi-generational product planning, New Product Introduction, material cost out, and product design quality. Also responsible for: staffing, program planning, budgeting, and program execution.

Job Description

Essential functions:

  • Manage high-performance global teams, focused on innovation, new product design/development, and product cost-out for Industrial Communications.

  • Within the scope of the R&D activity, develop and implement operational processes ensuring achievement of objectives, repeatable processes, and continuous improvement

  • Develop, maintain and communicate a set of operating indicators reflecting the activity and quality of the R&D organization.

  • Develop a platform vision and detailed NPI requirements for new product platforms (architectures, packaging, electronics and software) to lower the costs of the R&D activity

  • Plan and execute New Product Introductions on-time, to specification, and at or below budgeted costs

  • Lead the creation of multi-year technology roadmap

  • Support Supply Chain and Service teams in technical issues regarding the manufacture and support of these products and drive cost-out & quality improvements

  • Work with Product Management to develop Multi-Generational Product Plans based on the strategic direction of the business, ensuring that it supports business alignment, increased profitability, and provides a sound, flexible foundation for rapid future growth

  • Manage department level budget, includes project and non-project activities

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in product design, development, and technical management

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership/management of global teams

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate & empower others

  • Proven ability to manage projects and manage competing priorities

  • Knowledge of Telecommunication and Industrial markets including Oil and Gas and Electric Utilities

  • Knowledge of Design for Six Sigma, Design for Reliability and New Product Introduction processes

  • Lean expertise

  • Ability to influence and gain commitment at all organizational levels and across functions

  • Experience communicating with executives and senior leaders

  • Experience communicating voice of customer to the broader organization

  • Extensive background in the development of communication products

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Knowledge base of global product compliance (IEEE, FCC, CE)

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes