Location: Mayfield Heights - Ohio
Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
Rockwell Automation is doing things never possible. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to make the world more intelligent, more connected and more productive. We help the world work better and people work smarter and are looking for bright minds to make that happen. The makers, the forward thinkers, the problem solvers.
That is where you come in.The FactoryTalk(R) DesignSuite brings together engineering and design elements into one standard framework that enables optimized productivity and reduced commissioning time.
As the Director, Digital Design & Visualization Applications within Rockwell Automation, you are responsible for leading global product management teams to offer innovative design tools, improved workflows and integration to third party design applications to speed the deployment, improve quality and unleash innovation in industrial automation control systems for our customers.
This role requires the ability to work collaboratively with customers, sales, engineers and senior professionals across functions; and have strong influencing and leadership skills.
The Director will be responsible for the overall growth of the business including the identification and recommendation new product development, product positioning and pricing strategies and development of an acquisition pipeline for inorganic growth aligned to business objectives.
This role requires solid experience leading other leaders and motivating employees.
Lastly, the role will require leadership in progressive software development practice evaluation and analysis with the ability and desire to improve processes.
This role requires strong vision and leadership to lead the Software & Control digital design & visualization business through the entire product management strategy and lifecycle.
You will continuously look for ways to improve the overall practice of the organization to increase customer value, improve quality, and reduce time to market, and actively engage with Engineering, Test, Architecture, QA, customer support, sales and the broader organization.
You will successfully manage, motivate and retain members of the respective business organization and participate in strategic planning to define product strategy, requirements and pricing, driving key cross-functional process improvement initiatives within the business, engineering and other organizations to increase efficiency.
We are looking for someone who will effectively leverage and learn from a diverse set of backgrounds and opinions.
The ideal candidate will contribute to a team-oriented environment and the use of open and direct communications, honesty, and respect.
The candidate will also actively seek knowledge, identify, and help the team pursue career development opportunities.
What you will do:
Lead road map development with key stakeholders to maximize value of product development investment and growth
Develop a comprehensive business strategy to profitably grow the business
Generate and implement innovative ideas and recommendations; encourage and support innovative & diverse thinking, continuous improvement and fact-based risk taking in others.
Responsible for leading, developing and maintaining a staff of professional personnel who achieve and exceed planned results.
Create an environment that fosters, recognizes and rewards teamwork, commitment, and results.
Mentor and coach staff and other employees to develop future leaders.
Legal authorization to work in the US is required.
We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent engineering discipline
10+ years of professional and leadership experience
Business strategy development and product business experience
Experience in software product management including SaaS
Technical fluency and broad understanding of modern manufacturing, automation and industrial information practices is considered a strong plus
Knowledge of software development practices, experience in Scrum/Agile preferred
Knowledge of cloud platforms like AWS or Microsoft Azure.
Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
Strong relationship skills and ability to collaborate effectively with various functional groups and peer business units.
Experience working with a geographically dispersed team to achieve business objectives
Good verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated history of establishing a strong rapport and trusted advisory relationship with senior management
ean Six Sigma green or black belt is a plus
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.
If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).