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Director of Innovation - Technology

Cambridge, ON, Canada Req #62
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

About Us


The Glen Dimplex Americas organization operates in North, Central and South America. Focused on enhancing the moments that matter in life with a commitment to delivering the best design and efficiency in the areas of temperature control and comfort creation. The organization’s portfolio of leading brands are strategically positioned to meet the market challenges of tomorrow by enhancing the moments that matter in life and in the environment.

The Dimplex brand focuses on innovation, inspired design and energy efficiency while the Cadet brand invites warmth and dependability at a value appreciated by its customers. Together these brands provide complete product offerings in the residential and commercial comfort categories, ranging from electric heaters, to fireplaces and controls. Dimplex also delivers on inspired design in the category of home furnishings with a complete line of mantels and media consoles.

Glen Dimplex Americas is a division of the Glen Dimplex Group - the world's largest manufacturer of electrical heating, which holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, heating, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland the Glen Dimplex Group privately owns over 40 brands with operations in 80 countries.

Position Summary

Glen Dimplex Americas is seeking a Director of Innovation – Technology who is responsible for the development and delivery of our strategic innovation plan to achieve our Business Innovation Strategy to achieve profitable growth. As a dynamic leader, the incumbent is responsible for delivery of Glen Dimplex America’s product innovation plan from initial design concept through pre-production release. Under Director of Innovation leadership, the multidisciplinary team will work on Business Needs from Idea Generation to Proof of Concept.The Director of Innovation also would help strategy to embed in our company’s culture.

The Director of Innovation reports to the Vice President, Engineering & Innovation

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·Develop Innovation Platform to drive our Innovation

·Develop technical strategy and roadmap and implement plan to enable Next Generation product strategy

·Deliver multi-year innovation pipeline development for new and existing products / platforms

·Lead disruptive innovation both internally and/or with external partners to deliver next generation of transformative platforms, products and/or solutions

·Maintain knowledgeable of cutting edge research and development in direct and adjacent areas of expertise which have impact

·Identify gaps in the product development systems, and where necessary, develop processes and infrastructure to mitigate gaps

·Lead and enable a high-performance team through cross functional collaboration, inspiring, recruiting, developing and retaining talent, driving accountability for achievement of results, removing barriers and obstacles, facilitating change, and providing ongoing coaching, feedback and development

·Coordinate with other Glen Dimplex Divisions on product/technology changes

Education, Experience and Qualifications

·Bachelor’s degree (Master’s and/or MBA preferred)

·Minimum of 10 years’ Innovation Strategy experience in a consumer-packaged goods and/or manufacturing environment typically gained through progressively responsible positions.

·Experienced in the areas of product development, strategic planning, market management, innovation process and large-scale project management

·Deep technical expertise/insights of our technologies and core competencies

·Strategic thinker with excellent judgement and business sense

·Sense of urgency to deliver new capabilities to market and can prioritize multiple strategic priorities

·Strong leadership development capabilities with ability to build great cross-functional teams including inspiring, attracting, selecting, developing and retaining top talent

·Proven track record building and developing strategic, effective and trusted working relationships at all levels and stakeholders

·Visionary thinker and results-driven innovator

·Ability to balance optimizing current business and experimentation for long term success

·Very strong research and analytical capabilities with exceptional executional skills

How to Apply

Glen Dimplex Americas offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and we are continually striving to attract and retain the best talent available, building ongoing success for both our organization and our employees!

Our team members include people like you: enthusiastic, innovative, motivated and creative. If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about this opportunity, please apply now.

Glen Dimplex Americas is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Glen Dimpex Americas, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Cambridge, ON, Canada