New Product Development Manager

Altra Holdings, Inc. West Chester , PA 19388

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The New Product Development (NPD) Manager will lead Product Development for Portescap US. He/she must demonstrate leadership in managing cross-functional teams to ensure designs are manufacturable in production and that prototype / pre-production builds are delivered on time to customers. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivering results by managing cross-functional teams and projects via a structured process.


  • Lead the Product Development process through prototyping and pre-production phases of a structured toll gate process, owning the transition from R&D to production

  • Drive continuous improvement in prototype and pre-production processes

  • Ensure manufacturability of new product designs

  • Plan, manage, and report status of Product Development projects to the broader organization

  • Manage R&D lab, Lab Technicians and Machinists

Job Requirements

The candidate will possess the following personal traits and characteristics:

  • Outgoing & confident

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

  • Effective problem solver including the ability to perform and train others in root cause analysis

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and focus self and team on critical assignments

  • Fluent English, oral and written

  • Available to travel up to 10%

The candidate will possess the following education or experience:

  • B.S. in engineering or scientific discipline (or equivalent experience)

  • 2+ years project management experience

  • Familiarity with machining processes; e.g., CNC, turning, milling

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred

  • Familiarity with electrical and mechanical test equipment is preferred

  • Experience with mechanical or electrical design is preferred

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

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