Application Engineer Manager

Dayton, OH.

Core Competencies:

  • Strong Curiosity to ask questions pertaining to a mutual long term client relationships
  • Sees the “Big Picture” Conceptualizes and Sells Systems for long term client relationships
  • Strong Verbal and Natural Communicator, Listener, Probing Questioner
  • Ability to ask “what if” or ask “why not” to bring concepts to processes leading to partnerships with clients
  • Strong Interpersonal Leadership and Excellent Skills dealing with a highly technical industrial based work force, to Executive Management levels


Key Skills:

  • Identify alternative applications with ability to concept and engineer a solution
  • Ability to work in integration environment for the overall customer relationship
  • Effective interpersonal skills with diverse personalities
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal presentation and written word
  • Large project management expectations
  • Participate in annual business plan and the three year strategic plan process
  • Strong with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Practice Sales System training and regular participation in Training Management Sessions
  • Execute your personal sales cook book with proficiency and disciplined time management
  • Large project oriented, while being comfortable as a subject matter expert working with a client
  • Ability to conceptually see the big picture to capture elements of development of long term relationship with client
  • Strong in the concept and design scope of parameter skills
  • Very good understanding of design and manufacturing ability to bring all of the pieces to awareness
  • Manage the CRM data input and key contact follow-up
  • Follow client project schedule and budget activity as well as participate in equipment check-out and client buy-off

Key Soft Skills:

  • Excellent Communicator and Relationship Builder
  • Strong Ability to deal with Ambiguity to put together sets of requirements to develop long term relationships
  • Continuously Exhibit the Behaviors of Excellence to do What’s Right
  • Teacher or Mentor to help and share with others
  • Confident, Friendly, Considerate, Respectful
  • Natural Ability to be Proactive in Initiating Dialogue and Moving Comfortably Within Decision Makers in Manufacturing Business Transactions
  • Comfortable in a Shop Floor or Technically Complex Mfg. Environment

Key Cultural Skills:

  • Integrity, Self-Accountable
  • High Expectations
  • Team Player
  • Result Oriented
  • Key Enabler for Management
  • Ability to Grasp the Strategic Acumen
  • Tenacity to Learn from Failures
  • Shows Drive to get Results
  • Strong Personal Self Worth
  • High Commitment for the Organization
  • Good Command Skills
  • Sets & Achieves Stretch Personal Goals
  • Self-Directed



  • Responsible for client expansion through effective concept engineeringand alternative applications
  • Responsible to work closely with Principal Engineers & Management on Enterprise wide relations, application expansion, and  cross division referrals
  • Identifying advanced technologies that can be applied to enhance systems capabilities
  • Responsible to evaluate the overall customer relationship, to look at how to integrate a business relationship with the customer at the project levels
  • Analyze client needs, assess breadth of appropriate application technology and qualify project leads
  • Responsible for SOW clarification and managing the completion of cost estimate, proposal generation, client negotiations, and post-sale
  • Lead client fulfillment technical review, proposal negotiations, post-sale and sales order entry
  • Lead multiple technical project reviews with internal and external customers
  • Engage client in strategic business discussions around future plans and expectations
  • Responsible to conceptualize a system through integration and installation
  • Clarify SOW’s and manage project cost estimates and proposal generation

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ professional experience with increasing supervisory and management responsibility exposure across multiple disciplines required
  • Exposure to and interaction with an Advisory Board highly desirable with previous Fiduciary responsibility preferred
  • Must exhibit solid financial acumen with experience in establishing the annual Profit Plan and Three Year Business plan
  • Experience with Six Sigma, ISO Auditor, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement initiatives highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills required; verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal
  • History of meeting or exceeding individual and department performance goals and objectives
  • Successful completion of an Executive Leadership program

Education Level:

Any Engineering Degree


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