This position represents NPI voice, vision and strategy in business planning and product roadmap development with product development teams. Also, identifies and qualified New Product Line Opportunities to be presented to the Associated Spring Raymond steering committee. This position is responsible for the overall management of NPI launches in a cost effective way while meeting goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contributes to the overall growth of the Raymond product portfolios by identifying new product opportunities, coordinating cross-functional activities and meeting aggressive sales and profitability targets.
Establishing and documenting target costing, market analysis & approach, and market pricing to drive goals related to long term growth and profitability.
Represent NPI voice, vision and strategy in business planning and product roadmap development with product development teams
Identifies and qualifies New Product Line Opportunities to be presented to the NPI steering committee
Responsible for overall management of NPI launches in a cost effective way while meeting goals related to; P&L, Quality, Time-to-Market, Product Engineering, Sourcing, Quality Planning, Liability, Compliance, IT, Packaging and Sales & Marketing
Serves as the program manager for all new product introductions
Directly provides product engineering support for the design and development of new products
Indirectly provides support for all functions in order to support the activities associated with launching and sustaining new product launch and profitability targets
Drives process, quality improvement and cost reductions in order to maximize the profitability of new product portfolios
Provides supplier support by resolving any engineering issues
Knowledge of product positioning in competitive environments to drive value propositions
Knowledge in the fields of product/process engineering.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge and working understanding of quality management systems (TS,ISO, etc..)
Strong multitasking skills and the ability to lead cross-functional teams to insure the division’s NPI targets are met.
Strong organizational and communication skills
Strong teamwork skills and the ability to influence others.
In-depth understanding of program management and APQP methodology.
Understand product technology, design, drawing and specifications related to all new product lines.
Effectively communicate new product technology, value position market focus to internal functions
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field.
Minimum of 2 years Project Management experience in leading cross functional teams.