Product Development Manager Job Description Sample
Product Development Manager
OPPORTUNITY / RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage product development for assigned businesses with minimal supervision. Meet all schedule, cost, quality and confidentiality requirements.
Develop and Manage a staff of Planners/Product developers.
Manage product development and estimating of scale and non-scale products in accordance with pricing guidelines, while working closely with business managers on packaging, function and design direction while adhering to master schedules for new products.
Set up and maintain appropriate cost planning records
Analyze bids and negotiate pricing to determine and make vendor recommendation in order to achieve gross margin and savings goals. Focus on balancing savings with features, quality, and display of product.
Perform basic financial and statistical analysis to develop purchasing profiles and bid proposals
Manage the flow, creation and/or verification of purchase order payments, Wire Transfers, working directly with vendors, and Corporate Treasury to assure timely payment and receipt of commercial documents.
Estimate scale and non-scale products in accordance with pricing guidelines and in adherence to master schedules
Investigate and resolve cost variances in a timely manner
Liaise with Product Safety to ensure that all vendors are providing proper safety documentation
Work closely with Director of Planning on crisis management of reorders and assist in finding and vetting substitute products and vendors
Work directly with Procurement, Supply, Logistics, Scholastic Businesses and vendors to prioritize title lists and ensure that products are completed and shipped in time to meet end use dates
Oversee approvals at all stages of preproduction
Oversee adherence to budget on all individual titles. Budgetary responsibility of approximately $150K per year
Works with Category Managers/Buyers and Editorial to distill ideas into product concepts and determines product specifications
Research current concept designs and investigate unique interpretations
Ensure all invoices are processed in a timely manner and variances are resolved
Monitor metrics of master schedules and track deviations for all titles. Identify issues, work to resolve them and share with Supervisor on a regular basis
Provide status updates. Ensure accuracy of information in Epic
Demonstrate the ability to resolve file issues without assistance from Supervisor
Create and implement preproduction schedules from conception through completion of final product, based upon master schedules, vendor lead times and specific end use needs
Conduct color reviews and press checks as needed to align with quality standards. Authorized to reject proofs where necessary
Track and report vendor issues to share with Global Procurement Team
Ensure that all titles go through safety testing and work through issues with safety team to resolve prior to final testing
Oversee file deposits to the Scholastic archive
Review work processes on a regular basis to determine ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs and incorporate new technology
Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with our partners inside and outside of Scholastic
Develop and manage a staff of planners/product developers
HOW YOU CAN FIT
Effective communicator at all levels
Strong knowledge of prepress and printing
Ability to train and manage a staff
Basic paper knowledge
High motivation, assertiveness, flexibility and adaptability to change
Problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
Ability to make decisions and recommendations in high pressure work environment
Basic safety knowledge
Moderate negotiation skills
Demonstrate productivity in a team environment
- Geographic Responsibility
- Country: USA
- Annual Budget ($150K)
- 5-8 years
WHO WE ARE
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
Some benefits that we offer:
100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount
Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.
Product Development Manager
Our Direct Client is looking to hire a Product Development Manager.
Position : Product Development Manager
Location : Broomfield, CO
Manages the design, development, and implementation of engineering projects from concept stage to full production implementation. Focus is on Motorized window coverings and the electronic systems and devices required for these products. Provides strategic direction to the Motorization Engineering staff. Provides engineering technical support for the design and line extensions of various mechanical and electrical components used in the manufacture of window fashions. Uses computer-aided software systems along with prototype building for new product design. Designs and defines tests to be conducted on componentry to determine safety, durability and feasibility. Analyzes designs and test results for feasibility and functionality.
Originates and expands upon ideas for new products from concept, design, prototyping and testing stages through to production and introduction of the product to the consumer market. Exhibits a personal initiative to conduct investigative research and laboratory testing of fabrics, components and other materials associated with new product design and development. Participates on a cross-functional team to transition products from NPD into other functional units.
Develops with the involvement in ideas and concepts for electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Designs, develops, and tests all aspects of electrical components, systems, equipment, and machinery using principles and techniques of electrical engineering. This includes existing products, line extensions, product enhancements, new products, and test fixtures. Work is performed for functional units at Window Fashions Division as well as various divisions.
Be the systems engineering functional lead for one or more new product development projects as well as performing feature growth and maintenance of existing product lines. Lead a team of cross-functional product development, and/or product support engineers and be responsible for overall product definition, architecture development, and system integration activities that span software, firmware, electrical, and mechanical design components. You will work with product management, fabrication, manufacturing, and other business divisions to properly scope requirements to define initial design concepts with appropriate cross-functional team members. Later phases of programs focus on the integration, verification, and validation of the final product. Responsible for coordinating technical execution to ensure the various aspects of the design are properly implemented for successful product launch.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. (These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.)
Manages projects initiated through the strategic planning process. Coordinates engineering work activities and staff in the development of new products and product enhancements. Participates and influences in the hiring, employee training, development, promotion and disciplinary action of engineering staff. Serves as a liaison between NPD, the motorization Product Management Department and other groups involved with the motorization of our products. Serves as a support liaison with marketing brand groups, Consumer Support and Technical Services to resolve field issues and to use gathered information to prioritize and successfully complete projects.
Defines project scope, develops and manages schedule and budget, identifies needed resources, ensures projects are executed according to plan. Effectively puts plans into action, monitors plans and responds appropriately to changing opportunities. Gathers costs associated with new product development in order to prepare estimates of actual production costs. Develops and directs procedures and methods to ensure projects are met and maintained and meet engineering and quality standards.
Assists in the development of strategic planning for the business functions to meet and achieve business plan objectives through continuous communication with Engineering staff and other representatives within the business function.
Define software and product design requirements and specifications to meet customer, marketing, and internal requirements
Develop and analyze design concepts
Define design trade-offs as necessary to ensure the highest level of product performance and quality
Ensure designs meet product requirements (functional, cost, quality, reliability, etc.) and that requirement risks are evaluated and mitigated early in the process
Coordinate creation of engineering development timeliness and track development activities to meet delivery and cost commitments
Lead problem-solving activities as necessary for fielded products or new product development utilizing appropriate tools.
Prioritize activities, define appropriate task scope, and lead integration of subsystems to meet product design requirements
Provide clear communications to technical team members as well as to other leaders and managers
Participates and provides input to the company on developing innovative approaches and ideas on enhancing and strengthening product lines. Collects and synthesizes information from meetings with the brand teams to identify opportunities for new products or product improvements. Interacts with representatives of other departments to provide status updates as appropriate. Works closely with other team members to identify new product opportunities, build prototypes of emerging product concepts and explore the potential feasibility of concepts.
Researches new or alternative technologies for implementation in new products or product enhancements. Assists business functions in product advancement teams by troubleshooting issues with PowerView and other motorized products. Researches and analyzes industry publications and attends trade shows showcasing competitor products. Works with marketing on analyzing market pricing and feature/ benefit analysis of our product vs. competition.
Conducts testing of prototypes according to established research and development guidelines. Gathers test results for analysis and further design and prototype modification. Documents all designs, test procedures, and results. Reviews test protocols for tools based upon universal and standardized manufacturing test procedures to be conducted by R&D Technicians or independent laboratories. Reviews, analyzes and prepares a written evaluation of test findings. Assists functional units in product advancement teams by troubleshooting issues with PowerView, SoftTouch, and any other motorized products.
An employee in this position, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:
Expert knowledge of project management. This to include product platforms, project timelines, workload management and management of team members.
Expert knowledge of the principles of management and leadership; demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others; create high performance team; provide employee coaching and development; commitment to company values.
Solid knowledge of the properties of plastics, metals and resins as used in the manufacturing process.
Solid knowledge and use of die casting, metal stamping, roll forming, aluminum and plastic extrusions and molding in the design of components.
Solid knowledge of the use of injection molding with plastics.
Solid knowledge and use of machine shop equipment such as a lathe and end mill.
Solid knowledge in the area of mechanical engineering along with mechanical dynamics and statics.
Solid knowledge of universal and standardized manufacturing test procedures.
Solid knowledge of spatial reasoning in designing stand alone components or those working in conjunction with other components.
Solid knowledge of conventional aspects of Electrical Engineering
Solid knowledge of working with regulatory agencies such as, UL, FCC and CE
Solid Knowledge of communication skills, particularly preparing written correspondence, justification of engineering projects and presentations to internal and external stakeholders
Solid knowledge of product competition and what impact it has on doing business
Solid knowledge of computer use and software such as, Word, Excel, Power Point and CAD
Solid knowledge of the principles of analog and digital circuits and embedded systems.
Solid knowledge of the principles of printed circuit board layouts and conventions.
Solid knowledge of, and experience working with, small motor drive systems.
Basic knowledge of electronic systems to work with PowerView products.
Ability to use correct grammar and punctuation to maintain laboratory notebooks and prepare project proposals.
Ability to work on projects in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision.
Ability to independently exercise judgment in making technical decisions.
Ability to draw from first principles as well as precedents of electrical engineering in performing job functions.
Ability to analyze cause and effect relationships involved with research and development activities.
Ability to demonstrate an inquisitive initiative in performance of research and development work activities.
Ability to deal with conflicting design requirements with creativity and innovation.
Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
Ability to supervise work performance of contract employees and suppliers.
Ability to manage multiple activities, projects simultaneously.
Ability to read and understand mechanical blueprints and electrical schematics.
Ability to take new product, line extension from a conceptual stage through to actual product development and introduction in the consumer marketplace.
Ability to conduct presentations before large groups and serve as a spokesperson regarding product line.
Skill in operation of computers and electronic test equipment at a proficient level.
Familiar with assembling electronic prototypes, including soldering, wire management, and use of power tools.
Familiar with C/C++ code for embedded systems
Familiar with report writing and proper documentation procedures used in research and development.
Familiar with the concepts, practices, and procedures of Electrical Engineering.
Product Development Manager
Product Development Manager
Do you dream of working for a CREATIVE and FLAVORFUL company where your passion for food and beverage product development and innovation can shine? A company where your technical expertise, management skills and creativity impact not just R&D, but our cross functional teams and our external partners? Dream no more….
We are looking for a Product Development Manager who THRIVES on leading a team of talented and passionate product developers to 'next gen' innovation. The desired results are successful natural, beverage flavoring products that grow our leadership share in existing channels and crack exciting emergent business opportunities.
WE are a "90-year-old start-up" – a high-growth, mid-sized company with a legendary history, iconic flavor products and an entrepreneurial spirit. Because we wholeheartedly believe in making AMAZING flavor accessible to every consumer, our innovation pipeline is robust, varied and relentlessly exploring what's next.
YOU are an experienced and passionate senior food scientist with a portfolio of successful launches and team development success stories. You thrive on working in a collaborative and varied product development environment, managing a slate of new product ideas from concept to commercialization. You get especially excited about ferreting out and testing innovative ingredient, processing and packaging solutions to create flavorful, natural, on-trend beverages and foods.
You know the "recipe" to bring the right individuals together and motivate them to achieve great results. You're the type of person who can move easily from working on the R+D bench to conducting a strategic review of a product line at a team meeting. Your "can do" attitude, relationship-building talent, and engaging communication skills make you an effective partner, project and team member manager.
Look out a year from now: You're being recognized as one of our most innovative and thought-leading contributors. Cross functional teams seek your expertise and insights. You've lead and developed an "out-of-the-box" solution for a new product line that exceeded expectations. Or you helped win an industry innovation award for a product that completely wowed our customers. You're our product innovation hero!
SUCCESS FACTORS (FIRST 12-18 MONTHS)
New Products: One to two new innovative product lines are developed and commercialized on time and at target cost, for launch within 18-24 months. All efforts focused to deliver amazing flavor through simple, natural ingredients and ease of use.
Line Extensions/Product Renovations: Planned 2018/2019 line extensions and/or product renovations are commercialized for two product lines on time, on deliciousness, on budget, and at high quality level.
Technical Expertise: Brought synergistic food science expertise (especially in processing methodology and microbiology) to enhance our capabilities and lead us in delivering the more natural, simple profiles to grow our product portfolio and business.
People Management: Passionate about team building, you have been developing the next generation of super-stars through individualized coaching and technical mentoring. As a role model and beacon of our values, you are recognized as someone who considers people first, with authentic care.
Project Management: Your project management and collaboration excellence is evident through delivery of R+D accountabilities on cross-functional teams and product development team leadership. You're a company go-to for leadership of high-level cross-functional project teams.
Collaboration: Strong relationships are in place across the organization and with partners, as demonstrated by the successful and integrated launch of new products – on time, on quality, on budget, and embraced by our customers as fantastic.
Has a little fun along the way!
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES:
Bachelor's degree (masters preferred) in food science or closely related field
At least 10 years' of relevant, progressive experience in food or beverage product development
Significant experience in developing thermally-processed (preferably fluid) products
Successfully developed consumer-preferred, delicious, (thermally-processed) products with no artificial ingredients
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and projects; and to develop food scientist/product development team members
Managed product development projects from concept to commercialization; track record of excellent relationships with manufacturing partners
Expertise in product testing protocol development (micro; shelf life; sensory)
Experience using a Large ERP system (i.e. Oracle, PLM, SAP, etc); management of ingredient & product data in database systems
Leadership in formula documentation and costing standards management
Lives in SF Bay area or willing to relocate at own expense
Eligible to work in US without sponsorship (now & in the future)
Proficient in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook
Successfully managed several projects with varying timelines
Product Development Manager
The incumbent in this role will be responsible to execute all Product Development activities within Thermoplastic Resins project space. Works closely with customers and sales team to develop Thermoplastic Resins with new or improved product formulas in response to needs defined by customers. Locate, evaluate, and approve supply of raw materials. Support production department on startup of new materials, process optimization, and general process engineering.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Polymer, Material Science, or Chemical Engineering
Master's Degree in Polymer Science Engineering, a plus
Experience: 7 to 10 years of relevant Product Development experience in Thermoplastic Resins
Experience in managing Lab Testing projects/activities
Experience in running Design of Experiments projects.
Knowledge in Extrusion Processing
Managing teams and multiple projects
Essential Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Develop new compounds to meet product property and application criteria defined by customers or Americhem. Work directly with customers or other Americhem personnel to clearly define product requirements.
Develop improved/optimized formulas for existing compounds, e.g. to reduce cost or improve product quality, properties, or performance. Locate and approve alternate material supply.
Plan and conduct necessary lab and plant experiments and product evaluations, including extrusion processing, molding of test specimens, and material testing.
Meet with customers to discuss ongoing product development results.
Report results of trials and product evaluations in the Technical Report database.
Stay up-to-date in the area of thermoplastic resins, compounds, and additives by reading journals and patents, attending conferences and seminars, meeting with vendors, etc.
Serve as a resource to Americhem management and other technical personnel in the area of polymer science and process engineering.
Introduce and develop new material testing and evaluation techniques.
Improve first-pass yield.
International and domestic travel required, including customer visits, suppler visits, and conferences.
Assist other departments or personnel with job tasks as directed or necessary.
Develop ongoing expertise in regulatory information related to key markets for Americhem, including UL, medical, transportation, and aerospace.
Follow all ISO work instructions as well as quality and safety policies, as written or described.
Prepare technical data sheets and support marketing efforts
Project team leadership attributes are a must.
Exceptional organizational skills to include multi-tasking, planning, and time management;
Possesses a bias for action and operates with the appropriate sense of urgency;
Adaptable to changes in priorities and pressure of juggling multiple projects under tight deadlines (e.g. Board prep);
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, relationship-building, and conflict management skills;
Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Capacity to own projects from inception to completion;
Exceptional problem-solving skills;
Possesses a high ethical standard and is forward thinking;
Advanced user of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint; and
Systems thinking – able to define input needs from multiple sources and link together accurately and with integrity.
Product Development Manager
Founded in 1995, Alternative is a fashion lifestyle brand best known for comfort, simplicity and our commitment to sustainability. Through innovative apparel design and involvement in purposeful causes, we aim to connect people, inspire creativity and catalyze change.
When you work at Alternative, you join a community, not a department. Alternative is a company of entrepreneurs who are driven by passion, not job descriptions, where you can contribute to something you're proud to wear--on your body and your résumé.
The Product Development Manager will lead the process for product development and timely completion of all tasks in accordance with the development calendar.
Lead the pre-production process, managing the Product Calendar Timeline from concept to pre-production approval.
Runs weekly vendor calls and internal WIP meetings and recap to all parties.
Research the market for innovation, new materials and washes, and finish. technologies.
Research and coordinate all phases beginning with fabric & trim selection through to sealed tech pack for bulk production.
Effectively update BOM's and communicate any changes, corrections or suggestions to the Technical Design team, Design and/or vendors.
Responsible for coordinating timely approvals for all fabric/wash/trim/print/color between the Technical Design Team and vendors following the company production calendar and the customers' delivery date.
Work closely with the Technical Design to ensure all fit approvals are following our requested delivery dates.
Responsible for setting up RFQ's, coordinating and following up costing communications with vendors and Sales Team, while ensuring margin requirements are being met.
Perform cost negotiation and cost approvals for all manufactured products.
Oversee the calendar management for all seasons and contact with vendors for all product development activities to ensure we are on time as well as raise any potential issues with our buying team.
Allocate sample yardage, raw materials and trims needed for samples, testing and fitting.
Ensure development tracking reports are updated and made available for weekly meetings to confirm that calendar dates and timelines are being met.
Ensure on time delivery and quality of protos, fit garments, sales samples, and prepros.
Communicate to vendors via tracking reports on color approvals/rejections, adds/drops in color and print.
PLM responsibilities – initial style set up, maintain drop styles.
Maintain development chart including all item details, vendor selection, costing and other pertinent information that is needed for item set up.
Assign and maintain list of fabric, color and style codes to ensure sku creation is done correctly.
Work with 3rd party to perform testing on fabrics currently in development to ensure no issues are found and fabric works for specific channel being developed for.
Maintain printability chart for Core garments to guide customers in printing our products.
Oversee quality issues from a development standpoint and give direction to Quality team as needed.
Assist in compliance related tasks to ensure Vendors meet certain standards before manufacturing begins.
Ensure vendors can provide certifications for sustainable materials used in manufacturing as applicable.
Communicate new fabric needs to planning in advance so proper plans can be in place when new programs start with vendors.
Manage Product Development, Tech and Custom team and provide clear direction and deliverables for team.
10+ years proven product development experience in contemporary market and experience working with domestic and international vendors
AAS or BFA in Apparel/Textile Design/Development
Strong knowledge of apparel construction, fabrics, washes, trims, costing, fitting, color approval, and overall manufacturing process from inception through production
Ability to build collaborative cross functional relationships
Proven ability to prioritize and juggle in a fast-paced environment, with deep discipline to calendar and track key product development milestones
Strong proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft, Adobe Applications, PLM, etc.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail
Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Highly self-motivated, independent, and able to quickly adapt to unique situations
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:
Product Development Manager
Our client is a unique company that is using the data they collect and the latest technologies to radically change the global healthcare and wellness landscape.
They are looking for an open-minded Product Manager with a developer background who is eager to use their talents to fulfill the company vision of helping millions of people to get their health back, through combining the latest research health methodologies and cutting-edge technologies to detect and correct people’s health.
You’re excited to guide the product roadmap for our next generation holistic health platform, analysis and health devices. You are on the way to being a master of strategic product-market fit and agile product management -- systematizing a process that works for the organization and introducing the right new features at the right time to provide the greatest impact. You are a problem solver at heart that has relentless passion to improving health through user experience, research, data, and innovative technologies. You’re a resourceful and proactive leader that works effectively independently and across teams handling multiple projects and demonstrating initiative and accountability. You have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and pay close attention to details.
You’ll report to our CEO and collaborate closely with our CTO and product development team.
Your Values Match the Company’s Values:
Plan First, Act Fast
Conscious & passionate for the company’s mission of making health easier for everyone
Your First 24 months in the Company:
Working with the CEO and CTO, you’ll define and implement a lightweight, iterative product management process that helps the company collect, validate, prioritize, and implement new ideas in a transparent and frictionless fashion. You’ll design, manage and launch our next generation consumer mobile platform with voice & pulse analysis features and self health content.
Your Functional Accountabilities:
Leading the company’s product roadmap
Researching industries, applications, customers, and market trends to be able to draw meaningful input into the product strategy and roadmap
Performing research, ideation, validation, and prioritization phases of the product life cycle with input and feedback from customers and executives
Engaging with customers and stakeholders to understand their challenges, gather feedback on new ideas, and share product roadmap
Documenting product requirements for the product development team
Project managing external teams including developers and data scientists
Collaborating with the internal product development team on the execution of the roadmap from customer and science/research perspective (not technical), understand technical challenges, needs, and possible solutions as part of the regular sprint cadence
MS or PhD in health, biological sciences, medical, engineering, or other relevant area
3+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience managing SaaS/Cloud-based products
Agile or Lean (or related) iterative product development experience
Product Development Manager
The Product Development Manager reports to the Senior Product Development & Commercialization Manager and is responsible for leading cross-functional workstreams in the development, execution, and delivery of Genworth's Underwriting offerings, services, and strategic initiatives to drive customer success.
You will manage underwriting product development process from idea generation to delivery, including assessing needs, creating comprehensive product specifications, building and managing project plans, testing new products, and leading cross-functional project teams
You will identify and analyze new product opportunities through customer feedback, market trends, industry and competitive intelligence, regulatory environment, and business leadership to maintain a pipeline of ideas and enhancements
You will engage directly with our sales team and strategic mortgage lending partners to establish new Underwriting products and maintain a strong pipeline of Underwriting services and customer value-prop ideas
You will proactively interact with operations, pricing, credit policy, IT, legal/compliance, sales, audit, and risk in the identification of opportunities to maximize results and business objectives
You will develop formal process to consistently evaluate new product execution against cost and productivity goals in order to identify best practices, manage ROI, and identify areas for improvement, with ability to sunset offerings if/when justified.
You will lead Genworth USMI's Product Development Council and cross-functional teams to best leverage idea generation, research, customer validation, usability design, training, and cross-functional support from across the business.
Your 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
Your 5+ years of experience in Product Development, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Project Management, or other Customer/Sales support roles
Your creative, optimistic, and collaborative nature
Your excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Your demonstrated ability in developing and driving strategic business initiatives
Your ability to negotiate and work collaboratively across all levels of the business
Your proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
Your demonstrated leadership with ability to motivate and influence others to achieve results
Your ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group
Your working knowledge of Genworth's products, services, and value-add offerings
Your experience in the mortgage, insurance, or financial services industry
Your ability to lead change and demonstrate agility in a dynamic environment
Your ability to work extended hours as business dictates
Your ability to travel domestically as needed (< />
Genworth Financial, Inc. is a leading insurance holding company committed to helping families achieve the dream of home ownership and address the financial challenges of aging through its leadership positions in mortgage insurance and long term care insurance. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Genworth traces its roots back to 1871.
Genworth Mortgage Insurance, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a global mortgage insurer with a major presence in the United States, Canada, and Australia. With origins dating back to 1980, Genworth Mortgage Insurance provides primary mortgage guaranty insurance coverage on residential mortgage loans, as well as mortgage pool insurance policies that enhance insurance coverage for various types of mortgage-related securities. Our mortgage insurance can help individuals secure low down payment loans and realize the dream of home ownership faster – even for the first time.
We know we can't deliver on our mission unless we deliver for our employees. That's why we're committed to creating a work environment that fosters inclusion, excellence, improvement and connection. We know each employee contributes in their own unique way and we're dedicated to supporting every one of them to help them reach their full potential.
Product Development Manager
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization's potential and what we hope it will become.
This position manages technical projects from initiation through product delivery. It serves as the primary liaison between technical and non-technical departments in order to ensure the rapid development of products achieve project objectives for scope, schedule, budget and product costs. This position also ensures project compliance with medical regulatory requirements.
This role requires substantial interaction across functional organizations of marketing, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, manufacturing and various technology partners, as well as, end user customer interface. Influence and time management skills are critical for success.
Responsible for overall compilation and maintenance of design history for system definition, development, qualification, transfer and changes for a family of complex electro-mechanical equipment, and includes the following:
Functional oversight of technical projects including the definition of product development plans, design activities and deliverables, schedules and budgets using bottom up planning methodologies
Ensures product design and supporting documentation meet appropriate safety and regulatory compliance. Acts as primary driver for project execution in development and overall product life cycle management, as well as obtaining third-party certification for compliance as needed
Primary liason for the transfer of the product design into manufacturing from manufacturing prototyping through production validation
Calls and conducts product level design reviews, build readiness reviews, pre-clinicl and clinical readiness reviews
Development and implementation of device instructions for use, ensuring output complies with applicable external regulatory authorities. Oversees design verification and validation by subject matter experts for language translation
Works closely with suppliers to resolve build and delivery issues, as well as conducting supplier trade studies, evaluations, and second source efforts.
Bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent experience. Master's degree is highly desirable.
Minimum of 3 - 5 years of product development experience specialized in medical equipment or capital equipment with complex electronics.
Experience in developing products in a regulated environment (e.g., medical or Aerospace and IEC 60601-1 or RTCA-DO-160, ISO 13485, 14971 and 10987) is required.
Strong understanding of project/program management is required with an understanding of developing PBS/RBS/WBS within a regulated FDA product development process.
Multiple project orientation is required with strong acumen for execution and results
Familiarity Solidworks, Pro-E, OrCAD or Altium (schematics capture, PCB layout), PSIM, MATLAB/PSPICE or Comsol or Ansys or Pro-mechanica is a plus.
Experience in the design and development process and deliverables of complex electro-mechanical systems
Experience in Design Verification and Validation process of complex electro-mechanical systems against IEC electrical interfaces, power quality requirements, and EMI/EMC, safety and protection requirements and other regulatory requirements relevant to energy-based aesthetic medical devices
Ability to gather information, analyze and present data to internal and external customers.
Good business acumen and people skills
Proficiency in technical specification development and documentation in a PDP environment.
Excellent people negotiation and influencing/management skills
Effective communicator who can identify problems and provide timely cost effective solutions.
Ability to make timely/sound decisions and accurate judgments is essential.
Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans with multi-project orientation.
Excellent work ethic
Language and Verbal Skills
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, specifications, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to clearly and concisely convey project accomplishments, obstacles, issues, and status to project team members.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to use MS Excel to perform calculations and interpret project results/data.
Analytical and Reading Skills
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to read regulatory, technical and clinical literature and documents and extract important concepts.
- Duties of this job may involve standing and/or walking for extended periods of time. Duties also involve daily keyboard data entry. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some light machining and prototyping activities will involve moderate noise levels (i.e. power drill) and moderate dust or debris exposure.
- Solta Medical is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We expect that all employees will perform their responsibilities while maintaining a safe, cooperative, and productive work environment, thus ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others.
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Product Development Manager
Performs functions to lead/ facilitate new product development efforts utilizing plant and animal fats the food service and food and beverage industries.
Drives customer-centric innovation and new product development for new and existing customers
Drives market-centric innovation to meet market demands, preferences and trends
Build competitive advantage and creative solutions with an understanding of the organization's technical capabilities
Tests and develops competitor, customer, and internal products to better understand where and how the organization can provide value to potential and existing customers (taste, texture, nutrition, quality, cost, yield, and convenience)
Provides the technical thought leadership to drive the business development strategy and goals
Identifies emerging trends and technologies in the food and beverage industry
Project Management (Documentation, Specifications, and Processes and Procedures):
Completes technical assessments
Develops and writes new product processing and customer specifications, label declarations, and formulations
Design and execute new product line test runs with the operations team
Initiates and follows through on required documentation and maintains an accurate record of work and activities such as project objectives, accurate formulas, conditions, required equipment, etc.
Works with operations and QA to optimize processes and production for new and existing items within the limits of product specifications
Communicates the opportunities and challenges associated with technical innovation projects to internal partners in an effective and timely fashion
Acts as a technical consultant to both internal and external partners
Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment
Communicates with individuals at various levels of an organization and with varying degrees of technical knowledge (both internally and with external customers)
Provides technical leadership in the following: building customer and industry relationships, translating customer needs into innovative solutions, identifying opportunities beyond the primary area of focus, and assess potential value creation and optimization
Collaborates with sales and business development teams to thoroughly understand customer needs in order to execute business/customer development plans from a technical perspective
Advocate for customer satisfaction through internal and external training, tips, observations, feedback, insights and data.
Prepares products for customer and sales presentations
Performs other duties as assigned
- Not Applicable
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related sciences
10 years of food technical and formulation experience with a demonstrated understanding of fats and oils
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated ability to build customer and supplier partnerships and internal relationships
Technical project leadership experience
Demonstrated ability to be creative and curious
Strong working knowledge of computers
Travel approximately 30% of time
Experience in sales and marketing
Strong business acumen and market intelligence including consumer preferences, trends, nutrition, technology, and equipment evolution
Basic cooking and culinary skills
Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others' views, state own views clearly and concisely, and address conflict in a professional and productive manner.
Innovation: Able to see ways of adding value to the customer in current and new products.
Drive for Results: Dedicated to achieving the best results by taking a dynamic approach to work, perseveres and uses metrics to analyze performance.
Market Intelligence: Understands the external factors that impact the supply of top talent, understands the competitive position of the company
Project Management: Able to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Product Development Manager
Take the lead in research, design and recommendation of new products resulting from Concept to Market meetings, customer requests or management direction. Work with research sciences, operations and other resources to assess product feasibility, costs and revenue potential in the market. Define product specifications for product development initiatives that meet or exceed all product requirements, regulatory standards, including but not limited to Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI), USDA, or other quality and food safety requirements. This position will operate under minimal supervision from management and have discretion to adjust formulas, product evaluations or other variables during the development phase. This position will directly supervise the Food Technicians
Essential Job Functions:
Lead efforts involved in new product/processes development and improvement, including but not limited to product concept, design, ingredients, cost, production and packaging.
Initiate, evaluate plans direct, execute, implement and report on activities related to the development of new products, improvements or cost savings ideas.
Create and manage approved specifications and document results of experimental and developmental tests.
Provide leadership to product testing pilots, including quality, cost, feasibility and production potential of all new products
Work with cross-functional teams to deliver projects for top and bottom line growth.
Identify opportunities for competitive market advantages.
Investigate and document any compliance issues. Provide results to management and make recommendations related to results of investigations.
Maintain all recordkeeping related to research and development projects or issues.
Provide leadership to the research & development team by directly supervising all Food Technicians
Follow regulatory and technological changes that may affect the food industry by maintaining professional contacts with peers in industry, universities and government organizations.
Work with ingredient or other suppliers as required.
Travel to customer or vendor sites as needed.
Supplemental Job Functions:
- Participate in project teams or perform work additional work assignments as requested. Collaborate with other work groups to promote and sustain plant quality systems.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field.
Minimum of four (4) years' experience in product research and development. Knowledge of food production and packaging a plus.
Knowledge of chemical composition, structure and properties of substances, chemical processes, production techniques, product specifications, safety, sanitary and food storage and handling techniques.
Three to five years of project management experience. Demonstrated ability to move products from ideation to commercialization.
In depth knowledge of requirements for nutritional data and regulatory requirements from USDA and FDA as well as state and local health and food safety code. Previous experience with American Institute of Baking (AIB), BRC and HACCP requirements.
Evidence of highly developed research skills and ability to find, analyze, interpret and critique data quickly and accurately. Evidence of strong analytical and organization skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize concurrent projects.
Strong problem solving skills with the ability to apply clear logic to troubleshoot and resolve conflicts and unexpected outcomes.
Evidence of effective communication skills, including the ability to present technical information to a variety of audiences. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with both internal and external contacts.
Evidence of computer proficiency (database, Internet, Microsoft Office, etc.).
Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
- Food manufacturing environment.
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