One of our client located in Pointe Claire is looking for a Director Product Development to join his growing organisation.
The Director Product Development is responsible for leading product development teams and works closely with production teams from initial inception to final product.
He / She will ensure that products meet the brand standards as well as consumer needs. His / her responsibilities will include conducting technical, competitive, and trend analysis to identify and evaluate potential products .
Lead and mentor a multidisciplinary team composed of Engineers, Industrial Designers and Drafters in creating concepts, ideas and project scoping;
Be involved in Design, Testing and Production steps and implement processes to ensure that all deliverables meet the company standards;
Coach a team of innovators to establish a culture of Return on Innovation ;
Demonstrate a strong awareness of user experience;
Establish and monitor metrics for profitability and ROI;
Provide guidance to the team in charge of product testing activities
Collects and analyses industry, market, end user and product information to ensure that innovation meets our clients and niche market needs in order to achieve growth goals;
Collaborates with production teams to develop policies, procedures and best practices related to the procurement of raw materials keeping profitability and quality as main criteria;
Participate in product advertisement and promotion activities such as major trade shows
Skills and Competencies :
Demonstrated ability to drive change and influence individuals at all levels of the organization.
Strong knowledge of product development processes;
Must have an s strong understanding of manufacturing methods and technologies related to steel, polymers and composite materials production;
Good understanding of human-centered design methodology;
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines;
Creative with an ability to provide feasible and effective product designs;
Proven ability in leading teams and a strong desire for fostering continuous professional growth and development;
Have a strong commercial awareness and experience in establishing and managing key performance indicators ROI focused.
Proficient at explaining ideas to people with varying levels of technical knowledge;
Experience and Education :
6+ years in leading creative teams in a manufacturing environment;
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or any related fields;
Proficient in SolidWorks, Microsoft office Suite, ERP;
Bilingual, French and English written and spoken.