Commercialization Engineering Services Director

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Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Newmarket, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

​Req ID: 119284 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Newmarket 


This job is the first Director level. Provides direct and indirect supervision to subordinate managers and employees performing highly specialized roles in a major function or division/department within medium to large sites. This includes long-term planning, objective setting, policy formation, interpretation and management while providing latitude and discretion to subordinates. Accountable for projects or programs on a multi-national or global basis. Work requires investigating and resolving a wide variety of highly unusual conditions that carry long-term implications. Requires developing new strategies, policies, practices, methods, programs or techniques and utilizing them to analyze and interpret difficult problems or situations and/or establishing new strategic direction that is site or multi-site specific. Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. Has overall responsibility for planning, budgeting, implementing and maintaining costs, methods and employees in a functional area. Makes final decisions on administrative and operational matters in area of responsibility to ensure achievement of objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional, division, or company operations. Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers. Assigns objectives, reviews performance and approves employee compensation, coaches for improved performance. Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers. Interactions normally involve controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other senior level managers. May represent the organization in public speaking venues and/or community events.

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the technical direction for the R&D engineering community for a site.
  • Assures that the assigned customer activities meet the customers objectives for manufacturability, quality, reliability, and serviceability while ensuring products are competitively price and delivered on time.
  • Manages a team of professionals providing engineering services from customer requirements/product concept through product obsolescence.
  • Groups include the following: project and/or program managers, design consultants, senior engineers, etc.
  • Plans, manages and controls performance by establishing overall directions and priorities.
  • Develops and reviews departmental performance metrics. Drives continuous improvement in processes.
  • Establishes and manages the departmental budgets. Develops strategic planning objectives and communicates those objectives to subordinates.
  • Monitors costs, operational expenses and personnel to achieve the goals of the departments.
  • Recommends and determines employee compensation.
  • Coaches for improved performance and disciplines as necessary.
  • Acts as a member of the site management team.
  • Provides technical input into the business plans and other key activities.
  • Also directs technical content of business proposals.
  • Works with sales, marketing and customer to understand customers technical requirements.
  • Oversees and signs off on technical content included in proposals.


  • Engineering Foundation Competencies
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the business unit and how decisions impact customer satisfaction, product quality, on-time delivery and the profitability of the unit.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of engineering design and development, testing, quality and production in a highly dynamic manufacturing environment.
  • Broad knowledge of an electronic manufacturing environment, materials and processes.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to establish business unit goals and coordinate a wide variety of resources to meet quality and quantity metrics.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, train and motivate a diverse group of employees to meet high levels of technical requirements within tight time deadlines.

Physical Demands

  • Incumbent will perform the duties of this position in a normal office environment.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required.

Typical Experience

  • Eleven to fourteen years relevant experience

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced studies in Business/Operations/Technology are recommended.
  • Educational requirements may vary by geography.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law). 
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates throughout the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

This position involves technologies regulated by the Canadian government's Controlled Goods Program (CGP). Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and meet all other requirements under CGP. Job offers will be conditional upon candidates undergoing a successful security screening per the Controlled Goods Regulations.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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