As a result of continued strong growth, our North America operations are now seeking applications for the position of Product Development Manager to join our team in the Ontario, CA manufacturing facility. This role will report directly to our leader with a dotted reporting line to the Group Product Development General Manager based in Brisbane, Australia.
Planning and scheduling time-lines for new developments and ensuring that agreed milestones are met.
Leading, coaching and mentoring Product Development team members.
Facilitate regular team meetings to ensure developments and improvement activities are progressing to plan.
Meet with OEM customers for scheduled regular meetings representing EGR in a professional and positive manner.
Maintain customer job files and ensure all relevant development information is available when needed.
Working with Sales team members preparing new product cost analysis and documentation.
Liaising with EGR Australia on new development requirements and support, in regards to procurement, engineering and CAD.
Testing and vetting out new product and tooling design in preparation for full production.
Co-ordinating the hand over of new programs to Production teams.
Actively looking for existing product and process improvements through Kaizen activities.
Working with the Quality Assurance team to solve customer and internal quality problems related to design or process.
Working with the Quality Assurance team to ensure our Quality Management System is maintained and effective, including internal audits, documentation and training.
We are looking for a highly motivated and results-orientated person, who will thrive in the rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment and take great pride in contributing to our ability to meet our customer commitments delivering high service and quality.
To be successful you will need to be flexible, have a desire to be part of a dynamic environment, have the ability to develop solid relationships and work collaboratively with Senior Managers.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
3 + years working in the Automotive industry.
Minimum 3+ years more in a leadership role.
Minimum 3+ years more in an organization working with ISO9000 or TS19649 or IATF16949.
Minimum 5+ years work experience in a product development role.
Lean Manufacturing experience and knowledge a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
Paid time off
Internal Number: PD Manager
About EGR Incorporated
The EGR Group is a market innovator and leader in manufacturing since 1973. Our business is well established and headquartered in Australia with multiple global operations internationally in North America, Asia and Europe with wholly owned operations, employing 900 people across four divisions worldwide. As a truly vertically integrated business with in-house industrial design, product development, sheet extrusion and manufacture across a variety of materials and processes, the EGR group continues to be a dominant leader in automotive, point of purchase, industrial, infrastructure, sheet extrusion, and international sourcing.