The Technical Product Manager will provide technical and engineering leadership and experience to the Brand Marketing and Sourcing Teams. Leadership role in the development of new products and supplier sourcing/quality marketing and cross-functional relationships. • Review and resolve product design problems communicating resolutions to Marketing outside design houses and/or suppliers. • Manage Product Engineering to insure appropriate QA testing and product drawings and performance procedures and criteria are met. • Coordinate with Marketing New Business Development Procurement and Sourcing (outside factories) to identify and develop new technologies. • Act as Leader from an operations role on the new product teams along with Marketing Sourcing Design Engineering Quality Control etc. • Development and adherence to timelines budget cost control progress evaluation planning scheduling and communication of status updates. • Responsible for maintaining effective communication of issues and opportunities for on-going business with all interested parties. • Monitor and oversee activities to determine that activity conforms to project scope costs are within budget work is on schedule project objectives remain valid conflicts are resolved changes are identified and their risks costs and schedule impact is assessed.
• 5-10 years Research and Development Product Development and Project Management working with Marketing Research or Development Engineering and Manufacturing. • 5-10 years in manufacturing preferred. • Experience with consumer house wares or home products required. • Experience working with plastic molding vendors for accessory assembly parts. • Product development experience from conception thru production. • Effective communication and team interaction skills. • Ability to travel 10-15%
• EDUCATION: MS or B.S. Engineering Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.