Engineering Manager in Asheville, NC at Auria

Date Posted: 10/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Specific Requirements (PSR):

  • Departmental responsibility for the execution of initial product Bill of Materials (BOM’s) for Customer issued RFQ’s
  • Manage subordinates in the Advanced Quoting Department
  • Manage Request for Quotes (RFQ’s) issued to the PLEX data base system by the Auria Advance Sales Team
  • Assist Cost Estimating, Advanced Sales, Tool Estimators and Operations in understanding the scope of the product BOM’s issued for the customer RFQ’s through team meetings
  • Develop and Present Technical Presentations in coordination with Advance Sales to illustrate quote assumptions to the customer to insure accuracy of the customer quote intent and expectations
  • Domestic and international travel required to customer locations to support Technical Reviews
  • Track RFQ timing in PLEX to assure BOM’s are issued to meet customer due dates and expectations
  • Interpret customer Statements of Work (SOW's) documents to develop the product Bill of Materials (BOM’s) per customer requirements
  • Define product requirements and assumptions for Advanced Request for Quotes (RFQ’s)
  • Interpret customer Product Specification documents to develop the product Bill of Materials (BOM’s)
  • Develop manufacturing feasible processes and options through close coordination with Auria Operation Teams and the Carpet and Process Development Team
  • Incorporate Auria standard product & process designs including lessons learned from past awarded programs
  • Travel required to the home office and internal manufacturing plants to review current processes and manufacturing technics to understand best practices to be implemented in the quote process
  • Participate and support corporate initiatives (i.e. Strategic Planning, Six Sigma, VA/VE, Kaizen Events, etc.)
  • Provide lessons learned and continuous improvement activities to ensure competitive customer quotes
  • Assist the Auria Manufacturing Engineering team to quote the proper capital equipment requirements for the quoted product and manufacturing process
  • Assist the Engineering Center Tooling group to understand the tooling required for Advanced Engineering RFQ’s
  • Required working knowledge of 2D Drawing and 3D CAD analysis for Automotive Soft Trim parts
  • Work with Auria Product Development Teams to develop new Products and Processes to keep Auria cost competitive in future Automotive Markets
  • Select, mentor and develop team members to meet individual position requirements
  • Assist in the transfer of awarded new business quote details from Advanced Engineering BOM’s to the Product Engineering PLEX System BOM


Job Requirements


  • BS/BA Degree in related field
  • MS/MBA preferred


  •  Requires 8-12 years


  • Strong leadership, oral and written communication skills
  • Automotive Soft Trim Manufacturing and Operational knowledge
  • Proven technical competence in multiple major subsystems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficiency in CAD systems and terminology would be a plus

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