VP, Research and Development
Euro-Pro - Newton, MA

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VP, Research and Development

Recognized as one of the “Fastest growing, most innovative developers of Home Appliances in the World,” Euro-Pro is a pioneer in innovative cleaning solutions and small household appliances sold under the familiar brands Shark® and Ninja®. We provide the latest in easy-to-use technology with a growing line of products that consists of corded and cordless vacuums, steam mops and cleaners, irons and garment steamers, and a variety of small kitchen appliances. It is our mission to create and deliver high quality; reliable “5 Star” rated products.

Euro-Pro has been experiencing a tremendous amount of growth, and is currently looking for talented individuals to join our organization. We are a Boston based (Newton, MA) company, with offices in Montreal, Canada and various locations throughout China.

“Euro-Pro Highlights”

•Company revenues have increased by approximately 170% from just over $270MM in fiscal 2007 to nearly $730MM in fiscal 2011!!!

•Named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the past 3 consecutive years!

•Awarded Wal-Mart vendor of the Year for the past 4 consecutive years. Most recently in 2011, Euro-Pro was awarded the “Supplier of the Year” for the Home Division (out of more than 2,000 suppliers!)

Vice President, Research and Development (Euro-Pro Management Company; Newton, Massachusetts): Manage and lead the technology and design innovation teams for a range of products including vacuum cleaners, steam and chemical floor care cleaners, and heated and motorized kitchen appliances. Manage the implementation of engineering and design quality procedures, and provide leadership for product design and development teams. Oversee and guide engineering process improvements, and detail product design through manufacture and pre-production stages underway in China. Coordinate contributions of external technology and product development companies who have a role in the delivery of product innovation and technology. Lead and promote using advanced knowledge of industrial design to ensure excellence in the technology, innovation, and design of company products. Formally report product design and development progress and strategies directly to senior executive team, and is responsible for maintaining budgetary controls. A highly creative lateral thinker, the position evaluates and delivers innovative and groundbreaking solutions. Operate in a high pressure environment with rapidly changing targets. Function as a highly skilled spokesperson leading design and engineering capacities in a business environment, who questions the status quo and drives ‘New Thinking’.

Minimum requirements are: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Industrial Design, Engineering, or a related field plus 10 years of experience in a Design Engineering leadership role or related position, which must include the following: managing a team of employees performing design and development of consumer goods including floor care and kitchen consumer appliances; implementing process improvement initiatives in a design and engineering environment, specifically managing product development teams involved in new product and design innovation (NPI), R&D, and product engineering; and 5 years design and engineering experience in non-US markets including Europe and the Far East. Must have: demonstrated knowledge of the design, specifications and integration of products containing systems including batteries, motors, separation and filtration systems, airflow control, noise and vibration, mechanical systems and drives, heating systems, plastics and pressed metal design, industrial design, HW and SW electronics, and user interaction design; demonstrated knowledge of Injection Molding, CAD, and CAM; advanced knowledge of taking designs from idea generation to manufacture in China and SE Asia; advanced knowledge of quality design management tools including DFMEA, ‘Design to Cost’, and ‘Design for Manufacture’, as well as proven experience with managing product development cycles through stage gate process control; demonstrated knowledge of the management and coordination of Far Eastern manufacturers and suppliers; and demonstrated knowledge of the management of department budgets including forecasting, tracking, and reporting budgetary status. Frequent travel to the Far East is required.

Apply by resume only to Christina Delaney, Talent Acquisition Partner, Euro-Pro Management Company, 180 Wells Avenue, Suite 200, Newton, Massachusetts 02459. Reference: 16588. An EOE.

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