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Assistant Design Engineering Manager – Chicago

Radius Innovation & Development is looking for a talented and highly motivated Assistant Design Engineering Manager to join our Chicago studio. This role will assist the Design Director in leading the Design group with a particular focus on digital, user experience, and user interface design. He/she will support the operation’s business strategy and development efforts with current and potential customers as well as lead and develop programs that have a Design focus across digital and physical realms.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver on projects, from pitch and scoping through execution.
  • Lead programs and manage staff execution on these projects.
  • Build client relationships and seek out new business opportunities for design, research, and strategy.
  • Estimate the budget, manpower requirement, and development timeline.
  • Conduct user studies to obtain insights and for design validation.
  • Creates test plans, test cases and test benches for carrying out tests of the hardware/software at various stages.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire personnel for key positions within the organization. Monitor turnover, identify factors for improvement and facilitate improvements.
  • Know the strategic direction of the overall Radius operation – Actively participate in the development of new business by providing technical expertise and quotations when necessary.
  • Coordinate the activities of others to keep them focused, especially during critical times.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improving the effectiveness of the Design process.
  • Explore new technology trends in the industry. Encourage the exploration, experimentation, and implementation of new technology by members of the organization.
  • Encourage innovation amongst staff.
  • Represent Radius in the market/community for talent sourcing and other (sales/talent) pipeline led activities.
  • Drive UX expertise into marketing channels to raise capability awareness.
  • Pursue new program opportunities that build on strategic advantages of our BU and staff capabilities.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in Electronics Engineering or an equivalent.
  • 7 or more years of experience in the creation of digital and physical design experiences.
  • Possess expertise in designing analog and digital circuits, embedded systems, undertaking selection of test instruments and system integration.
  • Adept in analyzing requirements, designing solutions, troubleshooting for complex electronic systems and management.
  • Strong communication, presentation, collaboration and team building skills with proficiency at grasping new technical concepts quickly and utilize the same in a productive manner.
  • Strong client engagement skills.
  • Strong program management skills.
  • Deliver on projects from pitch, scope, estimate, design, etc.
  • Manage staff execution on projects and any future directs.
  • Build client relationships and seek out new business opportunities for design, research, etc.
  • Represent Radius in the market/community for talent sourcing and other (sales/talent) pipeline led activities.
  • Drive UX expertise into marketing channels to raise capability awareness.
  • Pursue new program opportunities that build on strategic advantages of our BU and staff capabilities.

Radius is an award-winning firm that develops products from design through manufacturing for top clients in the consumer, healthcare, industrial, and packaging markets. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced, and fun environment with excellent salary and benefits.

Interested in applying? Submit your resume by clicking here. You will be directed to apply for this Radius position at Jabil.com, our corporate partner’s website.

Jabil is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Business Development Manager – Chicago

We are looking for a talented, experienced, and highly motivated business development professional to join our team. This role will report to the Vice President of Business Development with significant interface with leadership and program personnel in other Radius offices. As part of the management team, you will proactively contribute to the strategic direction of Radius, growing new and existing clients, and the quality of the firm’s services and deliverables. You will be responsible for ensuring sustained business growth of the firm through continual sale as well as identification and qualification of new potential customers. This individual will provide strategic planning and relationship management for ongoing client program efforts.

This is a highly visible and dynamic position whose focus will be on Radius site-specific and global organizational initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and administer the business development function including the targeting, prospecting, forecasting, tracking and strategic response to customer RFP’s to support the closure of business and sustained customer satisfaction
  • Maintain an aggressive approach to the generation of high level BD leads and business opportunities
  • Represent business development function in internal deliberation
  • Participate in the formulation of corporate strategies, goals and objectives
  • Promote design, engineering and manufacturing excellence to secure meaningful business opportunities for competitive advantages for the company and its clients
  • Provide direction and product development leadership to both clients and staff in all appropriate operational and program product development activities
  • Establish a focused and committed attitude towards identifying and managing the risk aspects in all BD efforts to support our company goal of building a reputation for practical and reliable real world product development application
  • General account management and support of ongoing product development programs including, client liaison and communication, strategic consultation, timeline management, identification and timely response to all program scope changes, risk management assessment, and the quality of the deliverable and the effective delivery and presentation of the work
  • Serve as a liaison with the design, engineering and manufacturing entities of the firm to help identify and address any problem areas, provide direction and offer any assistance that may be required to accomplish the mission for the completion of the projects
  • Assist in the identifying, managing and supporting of all product development and manufacturing opportunities with Nypro/Jabil

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree from four-year university; Technical Degree preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in the field or a related area.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills, self-starter, requires little supervision.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.

Radius is an award-winning firm that develops products from design through manufacturing for top clients in the consumer, healthcare, industrial, and packaging markets. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced, and fun environment with excellent salary and benefits.

Interested in applying? Submit your resume by clicking here. You will be directed to apply for this Radius position at Jabil.com, our corporate partner’s website.

Jabil is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.