New Product Development Manager

Gables Search Group Fairfield , IA 52556

Posted 2 months ago

The New Product Development Manager is an integral part of the team that produces specialty equipment that utilizes electrical components, metal fabrication and refrigeration processes in the manufacture of their products.
This person manages the New Product Development team and associated lean/CI efforts to reduce costs of the products.

Responsibilities:
* Manage engineers and technicians to develop new products and to identify and deliver costs savings associated with those products.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers to identify needs in the marketplace, specifications and processes.

  • Collaborate with Production and Mfg.
    Engineers to establish a plan for product fabrication.

  • Examine and evaluate productivity and cost savings throughout the New Product Development organization, looking at all aspects of what the dept.
    does.

  • Work with strategic sourcing and engineering on a regular basis to propose the best new products to be built efficiently and with lower costs.

  • Protect and enhance profitability.

    Skills:* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.

  • Creativity and inquisitive.

  • Background with heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluids and refrigeration.* MCAD modeling of proposed solutions.

  • Simulation tools; FEA for structural, thermal and fluid flow analysis.

  • Lean/Six Sigma/ CI/ Organizational Excellence exposure

Qualifications:
* BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent* MSME or MBA a plus* 5+ years of designing commercial or industrial products* 3+ years of managing technical personnel and projects

  • Record of career progression and success
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