Product Development Intern Summer 2020
Canadian-tire
Ontario-Toronto, CA
5d ago

What you’ll do

  • As a member of the Product Development team, reporting to the Product Development Manager, the Product Development Intern will lead projects to the successful launch of product that delivers a consistent, authentic, and customer-driven product experience through our retail brands.
  • Under the guidance of the Product Development manager & team, lead and execute their own projects(s) on the design and development deliverables (Design kick-off, Sketch concepts, prototypes, 2D / 3D design, design reviews, sample reviews and vendor workshops).
  • Supports the creation the technical product documentation : Product Requirements, Design Briefs & Technical Specification Packages, and Product Qualification Criteria that captures the customer centric CTQ (Critical to Quality) and CTE (Critical to Experience) deliverables.
  • Executes on the brand developed VBL (Visual Brand Language) for the CB (Consumer Brand) proprietary products.
  • Ensure that owned projects and products are on schedule and cost.
  • Actively participate in product design research exercises (ethnography, store intercepts, shop-a-longs, customer visits, interviews, analysis, synthesis, storyboarding and prototyping)
  • Contributes to product recommendations by completing comp shops, and presents findings to the Team and relevant business partners.
  • Work closely with the cross-functional teams at key touch points to execute the design work.
  • Integrates with Global Sourcing, the Pacific Rim Offices, and Line Review teams to ensure a tight integration of the Brand Development processes with the line review processes.
  • Support technical research (product teardowns and benchmarking) as well as
  • Execute basic model making (ie proof of concepts / 3D printed prototypes) as needed.
  • Helps to provide team support to ensure consistent presentation of the brand in all customer-facing vehicles.
  • Any general tasks that arise to support the team as required.
  • Who you are

    We are looking for talented individuals who are :

  • Creative, with a think outside of the box’ mindset
  • Action oriented, and able to balance and prioritize activities
  • Outcome focused, critical thinkers who are committed to continuous improvement
  • Collaborative team players with strong communication skills, who build relationships easily
  • If you’re curious, ready to take on new challenges and open to doing things differently to help us evolve rapidly, then this is definitely the place to be.
  • What you bring

  • Available to work for 8 consecutive months (May-Dec 2020)
  • A current student with minimum of 2 years in an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design or Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Design, or Systems preferred)
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, able to tackle multiple projects with varying scope and project teams
  • Ability to succeed with minimal supervision where priorities may shift due to changing business needs.
  • Experience with usability testing, ethnographic research, and product development tools an asset
  • Be Customer-focused and action oriented
  • Fluent in MS office Software Programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
  • Working knowledge of CAD (Solidworks or similar) an asset
  • A passion for cooking, baking and / or BBQ an asset (for the cooking team)
  • Experience in machine shop and tools an asset.
  • Note : Please attach a portfolio of your work along with a resume / cover letter in your application package.

    About Canadian Tire Corporation

    Canadian Tire and its family of companies are boldly shaping retail in Canada and we continue to deliver a positive experience for our customers.

    As one of the most trusted brands in Canada, our employees take pride in the work we do across the country. It’s more than the iconic triangle that keeps our employees around.

    From benefits and perks, to learning and development opportunities, to our commitment to Jumpstart these are some of the many reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation is one of Canada’s Top Employers.

    To learn more about this team and the Canadian Tire family of companies follow us on LinkedIn.Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer.

    We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger.

    If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.

    All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

    Canadian Tire CorporationOntario-TorontoCo-opFull-time

    Job Posting

    Dec 16, 2019, 6 : 29 : 31 PM

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