Job description

This position utilizes existing and or emerging technologies to manage, design, and build new products and processes that drive business growth through the successful development and launch of new products for Bella Storage Solutions and F&M Tool and Plastics. The New Product Development/Design Engineer is responsible for all products and technologies in collaboration with marketing, procurement and R&D teams. He/She is responsible for leading and organizing cross- functional teams to drive project objectives on schedule and within budget. This requires the ability to develop project plans and schedules with team members and follow through to successful completion of the entire project. Some projects require critical tasks that are performed outside the immediate project team, so the ability to communicate is vital to success in this role

Responsibilities:

  • Creates and drives the new product innovation pipeline for the consumer goods segment, ensuring a constant flow of new products, platforms, and line extensions.
  • Develops and manages product proto-types to exceed the targeted goals of the consumer goods limited time offers against required consumer, safety, regulatory, commercialization, and cost parameters.
  • Manages the development of products against the consumer goods channel’s annual calendar.
  • Act as internal champion for new game-changing products and facilitates those projects through the development pipeline.
  • Lead product development with existing and new co-packer/producer.
  • Work with training and operations on preparation instruction, and additional executional materials.
  • Prepares weekly reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization.
  • Manage projects for quality improvements, cost optimization, process improvement, and innovative technologies.
  • Maintain proper documentation on product formulations, product specifications, processing aids, testing evaluations, along with any other technical documents and vendor communications that allow for consistent and reliable execution in the development process.
  • Efficiently manage multiple development timelines into overall new product plan in conjunction with a cross-functional team.
  • Leverage external partnerships for their innovative capabilities and Stay abreast of global manufacturing technologies and products to identify new platforms for Bella Storage Solutions and F& M Tool and Plastics.
  • Conduct plant trials and provide technical support in a manufacturing environment.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues to management stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • Project documentation is complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Facilitates active management of project risks to minimize exposure.
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Support day to day issue resolution.

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Technical Background required)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in New Product Development with at least 3 years in a R&D Managers position.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in performing engineering design and analysis using engineering tools and techniques such as 3-D modelling (Solidworks or similar)
  • Experience with material, component, and vendor selection is required.  Must be able to quickly learn our materials and processes and available materials and technologies.
  • Must display creativity and innovation in product design, enhancement and cost reduction.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience in New Product/Process development
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proactive, results oriented
  • Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to move multiple projects forward in a constructive and positive manner
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Customer service oriented for both internal and external partners
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations
  • Proven ability to effectively multitask
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Application form

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