Sr. Engineering Manager - Electrification & Software

Bloomington, MN
Jun 14, 2021
Jul 14, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

As part of The Toro Company, this individual will contribute to industry-leading innovation in the development of electrical systems and embedded software that benefits both customers and the environment. The manager of the electrification and software team is responsible for assisting the various product teams in meeting their goals, as well as and working with other divisions of the company in leveraging resources, code, components, tools, and processes.


  • Collaborate with others to deliver customer-valued innovation. Participate in both formal and informal Voice of the Customer opportunities by interacting with customers.

  • Assures project coordination with Engineering Managers, Lead Engineers, Marketing, Management, Operations, Technical services, Legal, Customer Service, and other areas of the organization.

  • Plans and executes product development programs assuring schedules and goals reflect aggressive but obtainable objectives.

  • Recognizes problems, whether schedule or resource difficulties and initiates corrective action.

  • Responsible for budgetary estimates and control of expenditures on assigned projects.

  • Conducts regular design, quality, cost, manufacturability and safety reviews with project team and support functions.

  • Collaborates with legal on potential patent activity and any liability cases.

  • Prepares reports and other communication as required

  • Supervises and leads electrical & embedded software teams to complete approved tasks & projects in support of engineering program goals and objectives.

  • Recruit, coach, lead, manage, and discipline an engineering team. Assist in the personal development of the team, providing resources and opportunities. Conducts performance appraisals and salary reviews in accordance with policy. Sets and monitors objectives for subordinates.

  • Ability to manage geographically dispersed teams

  • Collaborate and engage across all software teams and CoEs throughout the organization to build a culture of design & technology sharing, code sharing, insourcing, reusable platforms, and standardized tools & processes

  • May provide "hands on" technical support on an as needed basis.

  • Conducts feasibility studies as needed to determine idea practicality, potential problems and specific revisions. Assists test department in developing and following test plans.

  • Ensures requirements / specifications are adequately defined for projects. Assures product & software quality, reliable, serviceability, safety, cost and performance objectives for the design are established and met.

  • Provide technical support to Purchasing and Operations to evaluate and select vendor partnerships. Works with vendors to insure selection of quality components.

  • Reviews, develops, and improves products and processes.

  • Provides current product support activities as assigned.

  • Ensure that all product development process (OnePDS) requirements are satisfied, and lead the effort to develop and communicate all required project briefs.

  • Be an engaged participant in strategic planning and multi-generation product planning meetings with the business units. Collaborate with others develop an enterprise strategy and products roadmap for the company, and assist the divisions in applying technology.

  • Collaborate with others divisions in the identification and selection of technology partners, production suppliers, resource firms, and manage associated relationships on behalf of the company.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Located at The Toro Company’s worldwide headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota.

  • Frequent engagement with divisional management teams and product development teams, to ensure alignment with strategic priorities and to facilitate effective project transitions.

  • Collaboration with other members of the RLC product development team, including electrical and mechanical engineers, as well as other divisional engineering teams

  • Coordination, as required, with external development partners.

  • Limited travel, up to 20% of the time, to corporate offices, test sites, customer locations, supplier/partner facilities, and select industry events.


  • BSEE degree or equivalent.

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Management, or Business Management (preferred).

  • Professional registration (preferred)

  • Strong customer orientation and the ability to anticipate customer needs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including active listening skills.

  • Motivated to share knowledge with coworkers.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects.

  • Ability to build relationships and lead by influence.

  • 8 - 12 years (including 2 - 4 years supervision).

  • Experience in product development and project management, including proven track record of developing detailed project plans, meeting project deadlines, and holding cross-functional teams accountable for project deliverables and commitments.

  • Demonstrated experience leading a significant, cross-divisional or corporate wide initiative.

The positions of Engineering Manager and Senior Engineering Manager require an individual to perform similar duties and take similar responsibilities in varying degrees based on demonstrated capabilities, initiative, supervision needed and experience. Overlap of these duties and responsibilities can and will exist as individuals are given opportunities to accept greater responsibilities and gain additional experience. Demonstrated results are the major differentiating factor.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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