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Engineering Manager

Kion Group AG

Kion Group AG

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Wauwatosa, WI, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
Dematic is searching for a Engineering Manager at our Milwaukee, WI location. Come be a part of a team that leads with innovation and passion. You will need to take a self-starter approach and take a can-do attitude to be successful as the Engineering Manager.

What we offer:

  • Career Development

  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits

  • Pay Transparency

  • Global Opportunities

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Dematic provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The base pay range for this role is estimated to be $75,000-$165,000 at the time of posting. Final compensation will be determined by various factors such as work location, education, experience, knowledge, and skills.

Tasks and Qualifications:

This is What You Will do in This Role:

Project Execution

  • Ensure all team members have the tools and training to perform required tasks in all work locations safely. Promote safety culture across organization with a focus on zero incidents and 100% compliance.

  • Ensure accuracy and achievement of performance KPIs for quality, on-time delivery, and cost. Proactively clear roadblocks to KPI target attainment for project teams.

  • Foster a culture of compliance through open communication and by empowering all team members to raise potential compliance concerns through the available channels.

  • Manage project execution risk through validation of project inputs (as-sold project documentation and the project schedule), effective project staffing strategies and comprehensive adherence to standard work and quality processes.

  • Participate in pre-sale technical reviews with Sales & SD. Review for technical and costing accuracy.


  • Ownership of short-term monthly forecast across assigned projects independent of resource reporting.

  • Manage costs throughout the month at the project level and take action as necessary. Communicate unplanned events to the Project Manager and engineering leadership as appropriate.

  • Take necessary actions to ensure staffing levels and talent support current and forecasted workload.

People Leadership

  • Lead team members by example and by living KION's shared Group Values and Leadership Principles.

  • Engage with peers and people to pulse on sentiment and perceptions. Provide input and recommendations to senior leaders to address opportunities for improvement. Recognize and promote people and team successes.

  • Assess and assign appropriate disciplines and skillsets of resources to successfully deliver engineering content utilizing all available talent pools both internal and external.

  • Identify and implement necessary training to address gaps in resource skills or expertise. Identify high-potential people for technical SME and leadership roles. Identify stretch assignment opportunities with Sr. Manager.

  • Support talent development through active and consistent engagement including 1-1 meetings, real-time learning/coaching opportunities, and training programs.

  • Engage in regular communications with team members via mechanisms such as: 1-1 meetings; project team discussions; peer group meetings; and people feedback, resulting in documentation and tangible examples to support career development, promotion, any necessary Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and the annual OCTR process.


  • Identify opportunities and ideas to improve team KPIs and efficiency. Utilize LEAN tools to improve processes and implement change within the team. Support and participate in business initiatives.

  • Effectively communicate, own the message and implement changes within the team ensuring clear objectives and adherence.

What We are Looking For

  • Engineering Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree a plus.

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in related field

  • Minimum 5 years' experience leading teams.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills. Ability to solve problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively in a team-based organization and with employees of all levels and backgrounds across all functions.

  • Proficient customer-facing skills.

  • Travel as needed to project sites, customer meetings, support pre-sales activities, suppliers.