Product Development Manager

Northwood, OH 43619

Posted: 05/25/2023 Job Number: 23995634

Job Description


ITS has a client in the Toledo, Oh area seeking a Product Development Manager.  This is a direct hire with full benefits including 401k. 

Role Summary

Under the direction of the New Business Development Manager, the Product Development Manager is responsible for management of the design & development phase of awarded programs.

Key Responsibilities
  • " Design for Manufacturing” elements (DFM).Oversee development of the product through effective product quality plans and  Maintain customer contact during advanced design engineering and developmental stage.
  • Ensure Customer satisfaction by providing design and technical assistance.
  • Act as Point contact 
  • Attend all customer design review PDT meetings.
  • Lead internal design review meetings & follow NBD procedures by utilizing standardized documents and processes while supporting meeting cadence.
  • Develop " Advance Phase” BOM and BOP (Build of Process).
  • Provide support for error proofing and continuous improvement activities.
  • Develop/maintain/execute component and assembly datum schemes / GD&T systems for assigned programs.
  • Support customer quoting process from SOR to " OK to tool" release.
  • Maintain program historical cost information – cost walks.
  • Participate in cross functional teams as required.
  • Support APQP and other groups for any design relevant issues and engineering change requirements.
  • Manage assigned PDP/ traX work packages.
  • Support all continuous improvement and VE/VA activities as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Support NBD KPIs and mini goals.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Proficient in CAD software (Spinfire, NX, or CATIA).
  • Computer skills: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Work.
  • Ability to interpret drawings.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Minimum 5 years of program management experience or fascia and/or liftgate design knowledge.
  • Understanding/experience of plastics injection molding, painting, & secondary assembly processes preferred.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and presentation experience.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and strong math background.

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