DIRECTOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Saenger Associates - Tucson, AZ

The executive recruiting firm Saenger Associates has been retained to conduct a confidential search for a Director Product Development & Operational Effectiveness for a growing business division our client, a global engineered products OEM with a high-performance culture.

Reporting to the Senior Business Unit Executive, this is a comprehensive individual contributor role with matrixed responsibilities across key areas including marketing, product development, operations and engineering, providing leadership for product and operational excellence, and world class customer engagement.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate across all disciplines – marketing, product development, operations, engineering, BU leadership - to develop and drive product, quality, and customer service improvement initiatives throughout the BU
  • Ensure new products in development are on track to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Work with manufacturing facilities to ensure the quality and operations expectations are clearly communicated and delivered
  • Work with marketing and engineering to recommend product performance and quality specifications and expectations
  • Work with the sales force and manufacturing facilities to deliver demand forecasts for all products
  • Identify and recommend viable technical approaches to solve new product needs

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE FOR SUCCESS

  • Experience in commercial, consumer hard goods industries inclusive of engineered products
  • Diverse career progression across multiple disciplines, including engineering, marketing, product development, operations
  • Prior P&L and general management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, build and motivate cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed business environment
  • Keen understanding of the components and intricacies involved in highly engineered products; with the necessary insights into the many disciplines required in the development of quality products in a cost sensitive, high-volume manufacturing environment
  • You know your way around a manufacturing plant, including equipment, mass production processes, quality, testing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline; MBA preferred


Posted On: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Compensation: $160K to $200K + bonus



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