New Product Development Manager

Position Overview The position will manage and provide leadership to the NPD team, engineering services, and laboratory personnel. Develop and execute NPD projects in line with business plan. Lead team to develop new ideas, collect VOC, and ultimately turn ideas into products in a fast-paced environment. The NPD Manager is expected to be an expert in the New Product Development Process, guiding and training project team members in the use of the process, as well as spearheading any needed improvements to the process.  Duties and Responsibilities Assure that each NPD projects align with business plan and roll out on time, budget, and meet customer expectations Lead team to deliver NPD growth by aligning business needs, customer needs, and aligning resources to accomplish projects Deliver on NPD sales target, not just by developing the product, but also supporting adoption by interfacing with target customers Lead Design to Value (DtV) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) initiative for business Responsible for budget preparation and subsequent control of budget for all assigned functions (NPD, Test Laboratory, Engr Services) Proactive participation in and contributions to cross-BU innovation projects Participate in strategic and business planning functions including product strategies, workforce requirements, and expense and capital budget proposals. Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department. Provide oversight for all engineering aspects of new product development. Keep up-to-date on industry standards, regulatory agency and code requirements (UL, CSA, IEC, ANSI, etc.). Lead the "What's next?" process to determine priority for what the team will work on. Develop business cases for adding new technology, laboratory improvements, and resources With counterparts in marketing and operations, develop strategic and business plans, establishing plans for new product development, product line extensions, and product line cost reductions (design to value) Contribute ideas for design projects (both new and revised). Demonstrate a broad knowledge of processes and develop awareness of all current manufacturing processes. Interface with customers and provide technical assistance when required, develop familiarity with applicable industry standards, and increase understanding of utility practices. Skills and Experience Must have a minimum of 5 years in engineering and project management Prior experience in leading cross functional teams and managing people Proven track record successfully managing multiple projects at the same. BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred), MBA is a plus Certified Project Manager is a plus CAD experience in 2d and 3d including rapid prototyping and scanning. Inventor, AutoCAD, and Unigraphics preferred Must be a good team leader, with experience working with cross functional teams (engineering, manufacturing, operations, etc) Solid team player who works for advancement of team results, not self-promotion. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Must have strong organizational skills. Must possess strong computer skills. Must be results oriented, with strong motivation to succeed. Must have proven ability to meet project objectives and time lines. Strong knowledge of Microsoft project or other project management software Education Bachelors Degree in Engineering General Masters Degree in Business
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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