Leads product development efforts for the company om assigned product lines.
Duties of the position include the following:
Report directly to the Director of Product Development.
Plan and meet product development deadlines.
Leads other members of Product team.
Conduct OEM research and communicate coverage goals and opportunities to product line teams.
Be responsive & proactive in managing customer requests and inquiries. Review and address customer inquiries in a timely manner. Collaborate and assist with troubleshooting issues, documenting, and communicating to appropriate parties.
Respectfully and diligently take on any other job duties assigned.
The Company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Strong knowledge of automotive systems and repair
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient skills in Excel and Outlook
Automotive mechanical repair experience or training.
Strong automotive knowledge (either parts counter or automotive catalog is great)
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints
Experience and/or understanding of the following: 1) Troubleshooting mechanical failures, 2) Quality Control on a manufacturing level, 3) Catalog entry (mapping and validating), 4) Catalog data distribution, 5) OES or OEM automotive products, 6) OEM Automotive part numbers and lookups
Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time domestically and internationally.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel (Vlookups, pivot tables, etc.) and PowerPoint
Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
College Degree (Bachelor's)
Previous product development experience.
Background in vehicle parts knowledge, automotive part fitment, OEM and competitive part evaluation.
Knowledge of state of the art aftermarket data formats and requirements, such as ACES, AAIA Legacy, and PIES.
Previous experience managing/manipulating large amounts of data.
ASE certification or formal automotive technology education
Ability to read measuring tools (micrometers, calipers, etc.)
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance (Employee only pays $20/month)
9 Paid Holidays
Paid Sick & Vacation Time
401K Plan with Company Match
Good Working Environment
To learn more about us, go to www.trakmotive.com
Internal Number: 180109
About Advanced Innovative Technology
We are the leading supplier of CV Axles to the automotive aftermarket in North America. We also offer a broad coverage of Window Regulators, Drive Shafts, and ATV Axles. We sell to Warehouse Distributors and mass retailers throughout North America. We are a rapidly growing company poised for continued growth. We have two distribution centers in the United States: Redlands, CA and Springfield, MO.