Put a LIFT in Your Career! Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (HYG), a world-class manufacturer of industrial lift trucks, has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional and talented Aftermarket Engineering Manager at our facility located in Danville, IL. HYG designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts That are marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names. We are one of the global leaders in the Material Handling industry and have been building relationships and partnering with our customers, suppliers, dealers and employees for over 80 years.
HYG is looking for an energetic individual who will have a positive influence on the Aftermarket Engineering team. As an Aftermarket Engineering Manager you will have the opportunity to maintain a competitive advantage for Aftermarket parts on the global market. Additionally you will be responsible for establishing technical direction and goals for the aftermarket and for the aftermarket engineering team. You will also provide product strategy and product validation support to improve Aftermarket opportunities to assure Aftermarket competitiveness and optimize profitability.
Key accountabilities include:
Work with Procurement to identify and prioritize pricing gaps with Aftermarket parts competitors, which involves assessing market trends and competition share, margin trends, lost sales, and customer satisfaction.
Develop Aftermarket parts strategy to close pricing/margin gaps and grow competitive advantage in the parts business to achieve Annual Operating Plan revenue and margin targets.
Execute projects to address Aftermarket product gaps: cost, quality, performance, features, etc. The execution involves definition of part requirements, competitive evaluations, parts design, sourcing, parts qualification, and launch activities.
Collaboration with Product Development Centers.
Accountable for engineering work requests (VIPs); commodity merchandising programs; compliance with regulatory agencies such as Underwriter’s Laboratories as well as HYG’s Law and Risk Management Department on Aftermarket service parts issues.
Work with other Aftermarket departments such as Marketing, Service, and Solutions in providing support for commercial, quality, and customer issues.
Build engineering capability and infrastructure to enable rapid evaluation of competitive offerings and rapid qualification of viable candidates for launch by HYG.
Provide manufacturing engineering support to Warehouse Operations.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field, Master’s Degree or MBA preferred
Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in product development or manufacturing operations. Aftermarket industry experience preferred
At least 5 years of experience in product engineering including Lift Truck Operating Principles, Design Architecture, Customer Applications, & Global Market Requirements. HYG experience preferred
On the job experience developing planning, project management, organizational, problem solving, and decision making skills
Training and experience in strategic planning that has yielded significant business growth
Product Design and Development Knowledge; Creo
Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office applications
Effective communication and people management skills
Location information: Danville, with a population around 33,000, sits as the county seat of Vermilion County which is located in East Central Illinois along the Illinois/Indiana border. Danville offers small town charm and big city amenities. Our city is known for its range of shopping, from antiques and boutiques to big-box, excellent parks and recreation, academics, affordable housing, and quality healthcare for veterans and everyone else. We are home to our own Community College (DACC- Danville Area Community College) and are a short thirty-five miles from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL and only fifty-seven miles from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN. The residents of Danville are known to be helpful, friendly, always armed with a story and ready to share it.
Internal Number: 2203
About Hyster Yale Group
People know Hyster-Yale Group for manufacturing industry-leading Hyster® and Yale® lines of lift trucks—but that’s only part of the story. We are also a solutions management company, specializing in various aspects of materials handling, including storage management, telematics, and process consulting. We thrive on collaboration, team performance, grassroots innovation, creative solutions and problem solving. We cover hundreds of end-user applications in more than 700 industries, and our three operating divisions include 26 facilities, 13 countries, and over 5,000 people. So no matter what our customers need to move, or where they need to move it, they can count on Hyster-Yale Group to do the heavy lifting.
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