Job Description

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Confucius

Custom Design Manager

  • Job Tag: #LI-BL1
  • Posted: December 12,2022

SkyWater Search Partners has been retained on a Custom Design Manager position by the GM of a 40 year old, well-known, $180M, 500 employee privately-held MN-based manufacturer of industry-leading products for one of their fastest growing divisions. Our client has been growing at a 15-20% clip every year for the past 6 years, and are looking for this manager to lead and develop their 9 member design team for their custom business unit. This individual will work closely with the sales team and with customers to manage the pre-sales process through the completion of the project. Reporting to the GM, this role has a ton of visibility internally and will be a part of the leadership team for their custom manufacturing division. They have a competitive compensation, award winning culture, & benefits package (ESOP) as well.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the design team
  • Partner with the sales team and customer for custom projects
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team on strategic initiatives
  • Evaluate projects and select the best fit for their capabilities
  • Ability to operate software systems

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • 2+ years of customer facing, sales experience
  • Knowledge of design and engineering
  • Landscape Architecture, Engineering degree, or related degree is preferred
  • Ability to be both tactical and strategic

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