Technical Manager Global Off-Highway and Americas Fluid Power

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. 

Location

USA - Schaumburg, IL

The Technical Manager for Global Off-Highway and Americas Fluid Power is the primary commercial engineering resource for the Off-Highway and Fluid Power Segments. Provides technical inputs for strategic development of products, materials, and applications. Directly interfaces with strategic target account engineering teams to develop new solutions. Develops technical guides and technical training for sales team, internally and externally. Primary interface between the engineering community and Off-Highway and Fluid Power segment team. Represents Trelleborg on industry technical boards and councils. The selected candidate must be able to manage from a strategic standpoint and be proficient in managing through influence.

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • The primary function of the Technical Manager is providing commercial engineering support to the Off-Highway and Fluid Power industry segments.
  • Responsible for supporting the Global Segment Director Off-Highway and Americas Segment Manager Fluid Power in strategic planning while supporting the Sales teams in strategy execution.

Strategic:  

  • Develop, support, and promote application specific solutions for Off-Highway and Fluid Power customers. Both customer specific and general segment focused.
  • Develop product and material recommendations that support the strategic initiatives of Off-Highway and Fluid Power through the investigation of customer applications and associated needs.
  • Produce and deliver technical guides and training guides for marketing and application engineers. Support the production and delivery of external facing, technical marketing collateral.
  • Track and report on competitor trends with regards to products, materials, and applications for strategic planning and when necessary tactical responses to the market.
  • Establishing strategic relationships with selected service, equipment and product suppliers to ensure a reliable supply chain in collaboration with purchasing.
  • Operational: 
  •  Segment liaison for Title Projects and other product and material developments.
  • Provide escalation support of technical questions and concerns from application and sales engineers on target segment applications. 
  • Ensure that appropriate resources are made available to support the Off-Highway and Fluid Power initiatives, liaising with the relevant departmental managers across the organization.
  •  Establish and manage effective links with Product Managers, factories, Sales Managers and Key Account Managers globally.
  • Complete a monthly report on activity and project status updates.
  • Provide reports and updates to the appropriate BU President, Global Segment Director and the EB as required.
  • Participate in budget setting for the segment and align with the Sales Regions on segment growth initiatives
  • Attend and support trade shows to either gain application specific knowledge and/or to assist potential customers in understanding Trelleborg capabilities.
  • Support of global activities as requested
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management

Education and Experience

  • 7+ years experience in engineering (or sales) related field
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (Engineering preferred)
  • Strong Technical aptitude beneficial. Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Must be able to read and understand technical prints
  • Strong knowledge of business sales and marketing practices within the relevant segments
  • Knowledge of plastics and elastomers
  • Previous leadership experience a plus
  • MBA a plus

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