Mechanical Engineering Manager

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do 
The Mechanical Engineer Manager will lead an energized team of Mechanical Engineers supporting the majority of Cisco's key Routing and Cable products.  This team provides new product and on-going engineering support for a Core/Edge Routing products, HFC/CMTS Cable products and Enterprise Routing Products.  This covers from early conceptual designs through end of life. Interfaces and partners closely with Mechanical Design Engineering, Hardware & Compliance Engineering, extended partners within Supply Chain Operations and the Contract Manufacturing partners to manage the NPI and sustaining product support requirements. 

New Product Introduction responsibilities (NPI) involve influence and action related to the optimal Cost, Quality and Delivery of the products throughout the supply chain and customer environment. DfX is a primary focus area involving design for manufacturability, assembly, test, cost, quality, supply chain and customer use within the new product development process. 

Sustaining product engineering responsibilities are highly focused to Value Engineering and technical expertise to support action and issues found during the lifecycle of the product
In addition to leading this team, this role focuses on developing Cisco's Digital Development process for mechanical design.  This includes automated DFM, 3-D printing, and digitized engineering processes. 

Who You'll Work With
In this role, you will work with a large cross section of engineering Teams, Supply Chain Partners, as well as other Supply Chain functions.

Who You Are
Mechanical Product Engineer Manager:
* BS degree required, Masters in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred.
* 8+ years experience within product development, engineering and/or supply chain.
* 5+ years in leadership/management roles with strong people management skills in Engineering and/or Supply Chain
* Strong leadership competencies, especially Collaboration, Execution Acceleration & Disruption.
* Good understanding of Product Data Management (PDM) principles, processes, tools.
* Negotiates and resolves conflict effectively
* Strong program/project management skills
*Recognizes industry trends and drives adoption of new processes and technology(e.g. 3d Printing, Thermal Management, DFM Pro, Design State, MBD, Tolerance Analysis etc) into mechanical Communities and partner organizations.
 *Actively engages and contributes to the Mech Council
*Builds effective relationships and influences  partner orgs (Eng, CE, GSM, GMO, EMS partners)
*Solid understanding of adjacent tech functions/roles (e.g. TDE,EPE,SCPM, MfgE)            
*Ability to expand clear speaking, written and presentation skills to technical, management & executive audiences.
*Able to make critical decisions that impact Product revenue and release.
*Innovative and is able to think outside the box
*Ability to develop and execute short and long-term strategies, with a good balance between today's business results and tomorrow's potential.
*Strong knowledge and expertise in all aspects of DFX, Cost avoidance and Value Engineering.
* Solid understanding of MCAD tools.
*Ability to operate in a global x-functional environment.
*Ability to build, motivate, and nurture world-class team.

Why Cisco
We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco.

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