We’re hiring an Innovation Center Director to build and lead a team that will develop new and innovative products for current and future markets, identify product needs for new markets, and innovate and optimize technology platforms to enhance existing products and production. Learn more about the position below.
Position: Innovation Center Director
Location: Westbrook, CT | Full Time
The Lee Company is a global leader in the design and production of miniature, precision fluid control components for aerospace, medical equipment, scientific instruments, space, oil tool, and automotive industries. The Lee Company products are recognized worldwide for superior quality, reliability, and performance. The Lee Company’s unique capabilities in miniaturization and engineering keep the company at the forefront of fluid control technology and identify The Lee Company as a leading innovator in the field of fluid handling and control. Founded in 1948, The Lee Company occupies over one million sq. ft. of modern manufacturing and office space at three sites in Westbrook and Essex, Connecticut, and employs over 1,000 people.
The Lee Company Innovation Center is the hub for research and development, Intellectual Property management and corporate technology initiatives. The Director of the Innovation Center is responsible for building and leading a team that will develop new and innovative products for current and future markets, identify product needs for new markets, and innovate and optimize technology platforms to enhance existing products and production. The Director and team will support those efforts by staying current with technology trends, working with our customer’s R&D personnel, exploring markets, and solving customers’ problems with innovative solutions. All this will require working with teams of current product engineers, operations, sales, and marketing. The Director will oversee project schedules, products to be explored, and department budgets. The Director will be responsible for managing the patent, trademark, trade secret, and other Intellectual Property matters for the company.
The Innovation Center Director must possess both technological and business skills. The ability and desire to communicate with executives, customers, employees, and business partners is required. This key member of the leadership team must be capable of formulating innovation strategies for new product development that generates profitable revenue growth. High intellect, an inquisitive personality, ability to create and maintain an innovative high-performance environment are essential qualifications.
The Lee Company offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience together with opportunities for career growth in a private, well-managed company providing an attractive range of benefits including company-paid health insurance, generous profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, and daycare subsidy. The Lee Company is situated in southern New England in a rural, campus setting close to Long Island Sound.
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It is the policy of The Lee Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, age, religion, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.