Vice President of Sales&Operations - KEMA Powertest

The VP of Sales & Operations will be responsible for assuming general operational management and commercial and operational leadership responsibility for the Chalfont Laboratory, Team, and associated service offerings. Tasks may include   Spearhead business development efforts throughout region North America, with an emphasis on cultivating new and existing customer engagement in the electric utility and OEM sectors Provide leadership to staff; drive and support a culture of excellence, execution, safety, and opportunity Collaborate with upper-level Power TIC management in the Netherlands to develop and execute North America commercial strategy; identify go-forward trends and opportunities for market share expansion and strategic partnerships  Supervise, mentor, guide and conduct training of Test Engineers, Test Operators and Test Technicians in lab operations and interpretation of international and regional standards. Ensure highest levels of training of Test Engineers, Test Operators and Test Technicians in the safe and efficient use of lab equipment and in the execution of test procedures. Review & approve Customer Quotes for technical requirements, facility adequacy and Test Operations skills requirements. Supervise and assist when necessary in the development test programs by the Test Engineers. Assure all necessary requirements and conditions stipulated in the approved Quote and Purchase Order are incorporated in the test program. Monitor test program preparation and execution to ensure safety of the personnel and equipment utilized in conducting each test evolution. Provide technical direction to Test Operations personnel as necessary. Supervise the analysis of test results and test reports by the Test Engineers to assure all requirements of the KEMA Laboratories - Chalfont Quality Management programs are strictly adhered to. Support Heads of Sections in setting goals, coaching and counseling, providing developmental opportunities of Test Engineers, Test Operators and Test Technicians. Maintain current working knowledge of applicable ANSI, IEEE, IEC, UL and other standards for electrical/mechanical equipment. Perform the duties of Head of Section for Test Engineers and Operators as operating conditions warrant. Support in identifying and communicating short term problems and long term development needs to Engineering and Maintenance. Position Qualifications What we're asking   Bachelors of Science in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronics Engineering Minimum 10 years of experience in high voltage, utility scale electrical/mechanical equipment testing or related experience Minimum 10 years of experience in leading a highly technical business operation toward commercial growth, with a track record of meeting or exceeding revenue and profit targets Demonstrable customer-facing experience, building and growing commercially successful relationships required Prior experience with identifying opportunities for and executing mergers and acquisitions preferred Minimum 5 years supervisory or managerial experience of technical or engineering personnel Working knowledge of applicable ANSI, IEEE, IEC, UL and other standards for electrical/mechanical equipment Demonstrated oral & written English communications skills Demonstrated customer relationship management skills Demonstrated interpersonal communications skills Ability to work in a team environment We conduct pre-hire background check and drug testing 2018-11064
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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