Arconic New Product Development Design Manager in Norcross, Georgia
New Product Development Design Manager
Under the direction of the Director, Global Product Engineering, the New Product Development (NPD) Design Manager will lead a team of Design, Drafting and Technical Literature professionals responsible for fenestration product design, enhancements and maintenance from concept to manufacturing readiness. This individual will work cross-functionally in the business to assure appropriate collaboration and execution takes place to meet major milestones and project fulfillment.
Major activities/Key challenges
Responsible and accountable for the Design, Drafting and Technical Literature teams supporting the NA NPD organization
Provide Design technical oversight and direction for team members
Establish annual goals with team members; evaluate their performance, identify opportunities, write and give quarterly and end of year performance reviews
Educate and coach design team in the deployment of best practice design methodologies such as Design for Six Sigma, Quality Functional Deployment and DFx
Write and post cadence reports to keep leadership apprised of developments
Work with cross-functional departments to develop the product road map, product definition and technical requirements to meet the product margin and project cost objectives
Assist with timelines and deliverables associated with new product development and improvement projects
Ensures area of responsibility complies with most current standards and guidelines
Assist in POC and Validation testing trouble-shooting and interpreting test data
Leads design and customer facing documentation deliverables in the form of Engineering Change Orders
Develops and monitors department KPI’s and fosters a mindset of continuous improvement
Recommend testing protocols and test plans
Support strategic and continuous improvement initiatives, including maturity of the Model-Based Product Definition
Contribute to Engineering Knowledge Base and promote deployment and use across Kawneer locations
Review material specifications, vendor data and qualification test results of vendor components
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
Product Management team
Manufacturing and Front-End teams
Product Development teams
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Engineering Product Development.
Minimum of 3 years’ managerial experience.
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical or civil engineering.
Master's degree in Management.
Experience working in a lean / continuous improvement / 6 sigma environment.
Practitioner knowledge of New Product Development processes, methods and tools.
Conflict management and resolution skills.
Design and Engineering Documentation best practices.
Demonstrate experience and possess skills in mathematics, mechanical sciences, problem solving, project management, and research study.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Minimum Education Required
Minimum Years of Experience
Minimum Travel Required
Research & Development / Technology
Business Unit Group
Transportation and Construction Solutions
Building and Construction Systems