Responsible for successfully leading product development planning and execution activities to launch branded products to support the Company’s business strategy including leading designers through the creative and technical process from research, concepting, proving of concepts and product specifications. Champion team collaboration to make effective decisions and meet deadlines in all phases of the product development process.
Interaction and environment
Reports To: VP Product Development & Sourcing
Work areas are inside in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Position involves occasional extended work hours and travel to multiple worksites. Some international travel overseas may be required to work with vendors. Additional travel may be required to attend trade shows (both domestic and international).
Supervises: Industrial Designers and external contract design or engineering resources.
Education and Experience
5 years of consumer product development related experience within a medium-sized consumer-durable products or retail company