Director Product Development
As a Mannington Associate I am expected to conduct myself in a manner which supports the companys values and philosophy, while performing in the best interest of my fellow associates. I am expected to contribute to our mission statement: to be the best people to do business with in the flooring industry.
Work closely under the supervision of the Design Team to facilitate task including, but not limited to the following:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Pattern development, as necessary for both running-line and custom opportunities
Market & Design research, including:
Flooring trends & news
Trends on pattern and color, inside and outside of the industry
Understanding the competitive set
Sharing the research, through presentations, reports, or visuals
Construction of mood boards and material boards
These would be for studio use, sharing with other departments and for customer presentations. Meeting types would include:
Portfolio meetings and Gate meetings
Color standard boards
Mock-up folder development
Assist in cutting, arranging, adhering and labeling samples according to pre-determined color layout
Contribute to naming of patterns and colorlines
Manage the libraries and tools (boards, documents, spreadsheets) for the Design department
Set up and maintain Mannington Commercials running line folder library
Maintain the competitive library, as needed
Maintain top sales board in Design studio
Manage publications library
Assist with yarn management
General studio maintenance
Support Design team on new product development, as necessary
Contribute design concepts, as required
Assist in color development
Assist in CAD renderings (printing and managing communication)
Requesting samples for prototype development
General office duties
Fulfilling requests from other departments and sales force, as necessary
Coordinating with individuals from other departments for shipments, deliveries, retrievals, etc.
Other duties may be assigned
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
Safety and Security
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with zero to three years related experience and/or training.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.