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Allegion Engineering Director - Mechanical Locks in Indianapolis, Indiana

Creating Peace of Mind by Pioneering Safety and Security

At Allegion, we help keep the people you know and love safe and secure where they live, work and visit. With more than 30 brands, 11,000+ employees globally and products sold in 130 countries, we specialize in security around the doorway and beyond.


  • The Engineering Director for the Mechanical Locks product line leads a team of first/second level managers to enact the product line’s development strategy and achieve assigned business and technical objectives.

  • They assist in development of organizational strategy for the product line and then execute that strategy

  • They identify and nurture talent within the organization to develop a capable leadership team and bench

  • They act as a partner to and a key counterpart/interface to the business / product organization for both the Allegion Home business and the Commercial Locks and Access Control business

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for Engineering execution for new product development, VA/VE, and sustaining engineering for existing products within the Mechanical Locks product line to meet the business objectives of the Allegion Home and Commercial Locks and Access Control business units. Establish and Maintain appropriate performance Metrics.

  • Design responsible for all mechanical lock products in development or in production

  • Responsible for assuring seamless engineering execution across sites that include Security, CO, Ensenada, Mexico and Bangalore, India

  • Demonstrates capability to assess risks and make decisions acting with a sense of urgency enabling teams to deliver on time in the face of constraints or obstacles. Ability to build trust and loyalty within the team.

  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and execution (in partnership with the product management organization) of a product and technology roadmap supporting the Mechanical Locks product line; contributes to long term deliverables and strategic company plans related to the Mechanical Locks product line.

  • Responsible for understanding and ciearly articulating business goals and strategies for the Mechanical Locks product line, Inspires others to follow with Commitment and Dedication

  • Actively manage the planning, staffing, and budget requirements of the Mechanical Locks product line, in support of the business unit goals.

  • Responsible for Directing a product line organization of approximately 50 employees

  • Lead a functional team of Sr. Managers, Managers and Sr. Leads

  • Effectively manage the resource utilization for the Mechanical Locks product line. Forecast resource utilization by project and understand resource loading and gaps

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the engineering competence and capability of the organization, identifying and cultivating required skillsets, tools and capabilities

  • Efficiently and effectively administers annual performance management process for the Mechanical Locks product organization; develops and rolls down key objectives and assigns strategy for each manager's area; coaches team members to enable them to be successful in achieving business and personal objectives. Creates and executes people development plans to build a great organization. Effectively manages interpersonal relationships within his/her organization as well as with external parties.

  • Fosters an environment that promotes and measures innovation, continuous improvement, and quality outcomes.

  • Communicates cross-functionally, organizationally, and globally. Drives collaboration and consensus across the organization. Is able to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers/leaders or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.

  • Effectively and continuously communicates to the product line team:

  • Product line / competency strategy and objectives

  • Project and execution priorities

  • Operational and organizational changes

  • Able to identify solutions to unforeseen problems with the ability to modify and adjust to the environment and situation

  • Collaborate with other Engineering / Business Leaders regularly to identify areas of common interest and ensure consistency of objectives.

  • Act as a Role Model in awareness of all Engineering policies, guidelines and procedures. Facilitate in Developing Best in Class Engineering policies and procedures and participate in the development and review of engineering policy at the Allegion level. Role Model in Allegion PDP.

Expected Behaviors

  • The Director is expected to demonstrate exemplary usage of the following set of behaviors:

  • Break Boundaries

  • Is inclusive. Drives collaboration across and between organizations

  • Is culturally sensitive and adaptable; thinks cross functionally, globally, and primarily strategically

  • Builds trust

  • Involves others and brings organizations together

  • Acts as a bridge builder both within and outside their organization

  • Be a Pioneer

  • Drives a process for continuous improvement in all areas of their organization

  • Is externally networked and able to leverage that network to the benefit of their organization

  • Has initiative and is a self-starter; develops plans and strategies that move their organization forward

  • Is eager to learn; recognizes and rewards that trait in others

  • Is creative and innovative and inspires/nurtures that capability in their organization

  • Proactively predicts and enumerates strategic trade-offs - effectively translates impacts.

  • Be Courageous

  • Able and willing to make sacrifices for the good of their product line / organization

  • Is fully transparent and accountable in all things

  • Is honest, straightforward and authentic

  • Challenges both themselves and their organization to be better

  • Drives the organization to take appropriate risks, fail fast, and learn from those mistakes to do better the next time

  • Is bold and utilizes the strength of their conviction to establish direction

  • Champion Change

  • Has a positive attitude (anything is possible!)

  • Supports, advocates, influences and inspires change and willing to listen to new ideas

  • Inspires others to champion change efforts

  • Proactively identifies and evaluates risk factors. Can predict and is not afraid to take appropriate risks

  • Demonstrates that they are flexible and agile; builds organizations that are also flexible and agile

  • Oversees development execution for projects worked in their product line/competency

  • Proactively identifies and removes roadblocks to success for the product line/competency

  • Acts as escalation point to resolve issues within the team; Acts as escalation point to help coordinate resolution of issues with external parties

  • Proactively identifies and provides the tools and resources to enable team members to be successful in execution

  • Inspire

  • Is engaged and enhances the engagement of their product line/organization

  • Is enthusiastic and able to rally their leaders and product line/organization to achieve objectives

  • Serves as a solution-oriented role model that takes appropriate risks and fails fast

  • Crafts energetic, positive and increasingly effective leaders - who grow effective teams

  • Coaching:

  • Actively and intentionally develops others within their product line / organization

  • Mentors the next wave of senior leaders; proactively identifies growth opportunities

  • Is an attentive and active listener

  • Is able to provide insight and valuable feedback to others

  • Solicits and incorporates feedback from others

  • Leads through data, direction and insight; succeeds via the growth of others

  • Is able to remain objective and data-driven in tough situations

  • Has tough conversations respectfully and grows this ability in other leaders


  • BS or MS in Engineering or related field

  • 15+ years of relevant experience

  • At least 10 years in an engineering leadership role or managing an engineering team and at least 10 years product design experience,

We Celebrate Who We Are!

Allegion is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Together, we embrace all differences and similarities among colleagues, as well as the differences and similarities within the relationships that we foster with customers, suppliers and the communities where we live and work. Whatever your background, experience, race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, we will make sure that you have every opportunity to impress us in your application and the opportunity to give your best at work, not because we’re required to, but because it’s the right thing to do. We are also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through our career site and require an accommodation or assistance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at . at

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