Development Manager
Toronto, ON, CA
15d ago
  • Challenges. You want to step up the challenge of applying engineering principles to juggling; you want to manage and oversee all of the details while thriving in an atmosphere of ambiguities and just a little bit of chaos.
  • You are looking for an expanding organization, with varying client needs where you can expand your thinking, innovate solutions and make a tangible contribution to our success.


  • Career development. Whether you are a technical team lead looking for a step up or an engineering development manager in a different industry, you want to join a company that supports professional development and promotes expanding your skills.
  • You want to shape and mold a team that can do great things. You want the flexibility and autonomy to create a group that is willing to try new ways of doing things.

    A role where you can execute projects and work with peers and leaders to build out not just products but strategy.

    Career development.

  • A dynamic environment. This is a fast-paced company where the days go by quickly. Everything we build for clients is customized;
  • every project is different with new challenges. Not to mention the added benefit of working with Chris! Chris is new to Array, having seen the potential in our growth and commitment to investing in our people and our processes.

    He is a passionate leader focused on building successful individuals, teams, products and companies.

    A dynamic environment.

  • Lead, develop and mentor all direct reports. Conduct performance management reviews and implement development plans. Establish goals and objectives for each team member.
  • Lead, develop and mentor all direct reports.

  • Develop a long-term strategic direction. Improve the overall cost of engineering while maintaining our high quality standards.
  • Implement software and systems that can strengthen and enhance productivity. Make VA / VE in the engineering phase a cornerstone of all engineer concepts.

    Develop a long-term strategic direction.

  • Direct and oversee all phases of engineering development. Work directly with the Project Managers, Design Department and Model Shop to establish expectations, deliverables and timing on assigned projects.
  • Manage the overall schedule of the entire team.

    Direct and oversee all phases of engineering development

  • Encourage innovative solutions. Support creative exploration to address design for manufacturability (DFM). Represent customer product engineering requirements in plant level decisions.
  • Evaluate, analyze and initiate corrective action relative to design and performance.

    Encourage innovative solutions.

  • Quality improvement. Develop failure analysis and problem solving (8D process) to improve product design and to prevent recurrence of product design related problems.
  • Develop training programs to increase the capabilities of the team to solve problems and create better designs that meet customer requirements for form, fit and function.

    Recommend measures to improve process methods, team performance and quality of work. Utilize Continuous Improvement tools and apply 5S standards to the department.

    Quality improvement.

  • The education. A degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • The education.

  • The experience. 5+ years experience leading, building and managing teams. Expertise in product design for manufacturability including fabrication, molding, machining and finishing products.
  • The experience.

  • The technical knowledge. Hands-on experience using modern 3D design techniques, SolidWorks in particular. Expertise working with sheet metal, Injection Molding and Machining.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Excel and Access.

    The technical knowledge.

  • The interpersonal skills. Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills. Expert ability to build relationships and collaborate within and across teams, from the manufacturing shop upwards to C-
  • level executives. Confidence to take a stand, defend your decision and hear the opposition.

    The interpersonal skills.

  • The leadership ability. A motivator, a coach, an advisor. People look to you for direction in a crisis and strategic guidance on a daily basis.
  • Comfortable facing adversity head on; a high sense of urgency and expertly balance multiple deliverables across many projects simultaneously.

    Insightfully organize people and capitalize on their strengths. Champion of best practices and innovative thinking.

    The leadership ability.

  • The analytical skills. Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probe all fruitful sources for answers, looking beyond the obvious.
  • The analytical skills.

  • The flexibility. A willingness to work a variable schedule and travel up to 5% of the time (New York, Mexico and potentially China).
  • The flexibility.

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