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Associate Director- Product Engineering- Appliances

Company: BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 13, 2020

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Director --Product Development and Engineering oversees the development activities of other engineers, supporting multiple projects within the assigned product categories. In this key role he/she will manage the R&D activities carried out by BISSELL and other supplier's technical staff to ensure that BISSELL requirements are met resulting in successful projects. This person will also be a critical link in technical communications both within BISSELL and with outside suppliers to determine and verify technical aspects of BISSELL projects.

This Associate will direct the engineering efforts assigned product categories and ensuring that company goals are met. This Associate will also work closely with counterparts at site locations, specifically our Asia Development Center. This role will also be will be responsible for leading multi-year product road maps to further develop and expand the product category.

POSITION PROFILE (Major duties, accountabilities, and responsibilities)

Identify and improve the activities of the Engineering assigned product categories and Engineering Process to foster the culture of continuous improvement

Develop and support a capability grounded in Lean Product Development Principles for the assigned product categories.

Mentors team members through systematic problem solving principles and knowledge capture to help our Associates use science and sound judgment in product design and development.

Align our technical organization to optimize goal attainment to determine the best product characteristics and trade-offs through the product development process.

Identify and propose improvements to our Global Product Development Process. Work with the Project Management function to generate buy-in and to implement changes.

Work closely with other departments (Marketing, Industrial Design, and Legal for example) and to deliver products within given categories.

Set annual goals for and appraise the performance of each reporting Associate.

Recruit and develop Associates to provide a high degree of technical competence and productivity as well as career satisfaction.

Identify training needs and provide training or other tools needed.

May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Job Number 2000106

Job Requirements

REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCIES for VP/DIRECTOR JOB FAMILY:

Strategic Agility

Global Business Acumen

Delivers Results

Judgment and Decision Making

Managerial Courage

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: (i.e. degree, years of experience, etc.)

Degree minimum: BSME or equivalent required

Specific concentration: Extensive Engineering and Product Development Experience, Lean Product Development Environment Experience a plus.

Experience level: 14+ years of experience in research and development

MBA or MS preferred

Proven technical leadership for a national brand company, preferably in consumer products.

Excellent people skills, with a proven ability to foster innovation and deliver results.

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Keywords: BISSELL Homecare, Inc, Grand Rapids , Associate Director- Product Engineering- Appliances, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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