Jobs

Back
Consumer Products | Idaho

Head of Product Engineering

Reporting to the VP of Product, the Head of Product Engineering is responsible for creating a world-class product engineering organization to deliver high-quality products to customers at fair prices with strong gross margins. The Head of Product Engineering will work with the VP of Product and Category Managers to outline the long-term strategic roadmap of the business, weighing product trade-offs and ensuring the team is properly resourced to execute against company goals. This person is responsible for ensuring all development projects follow a stage-gate process and validation exercises to move products seamlessly from concept through launch. They are also responsible for development of internal resources and recruiting talent to continuously evolve the engineering team’s capabilities. This role requires a deep level of technical expertise and experience managing technical individual contributors to ensure products are designed with rigor and attention detail.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Partner with VP of Product to outline long-term strategic product roadmap.
  • Drive product strategy and organizational design.
  • Engage with Category Managers / Sales & Marketing team to monitor market trends and assess potential new products & features.
  • Partner with VP of Product, Project Management & Category Management to determine resourcing & timelines for upcoming projects.
  • Engage with customers and study market to determine critical features for new products.
  • Continuously evaluate engineering org design and staffing to maximize team effectiveness.
  • Identify and address resources needed to accelerate product launch timelines.
  • Engage in technical vetting of potential M&A targets.
  • Drive high performance throughout the Product Engineering team.
  • Support design efforts with creative thinking & engineering expertise.
  • Work with Procurement and PM team to ensure part release deadlines are met.
  • Develop and track metrics to assess team productivity and efficiency.
  • Ensure all new products meet high standards for product quality.
  • Drive attention to detail in fit, finish, and function of all products to ensure they meet company standards for industrial design.
  • Determine material and process selection required to hit BOM targets.
  • Oversee creation and implementation of test plans to ensure functional requirements are met and validated by Product Engineering.
  • Manage assembly process and instruction development to deliver a high-quality customer experience during installation.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering & Production to schedule pilot runs and design / implement scalable manufacturing processes.
  • Identify and deliver continuous improvement initiatives to drive increase in quality, cost, and throughput.
  • Identify and validate potential vendors and production methods.
  • Communicate product engineering features to Sales & Marketing for content creation and demand generation efforts.
  • Ensure proper training of A-Team regarding product features, installation process, and potential warranty concerns.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, industrial design, or related field.
  • 8+ years product engineering experience with a focus on high quality design in premium consumer and ecommerce environments.
  • Strong competitive analysis competencies with focus on the outdoor lifestyle consumer.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead, develop, and inspire teams to their maximum potential while driving revenue growth and delivering profitability.
  • Solid business and project management chops.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-driven leader able to work in a fast moving, cross-functional team environment.
  • Proactive and driven to act with a sense of urgency; ability to work under pressure.
  • Desire to work with optimism, energy, and be a positive culture carrier.
  • Some domestic travel is required.
Reporting to the VP of Product, the Head of Product Engineering is responsible for creating a world-class product engineering organization to deliver high-quality products to customers at fair prices with strong gross margins. The Head of Product Engineering will work with the VP of Product and Category Managers to outline the long-term strategic roadmap of the business, weighing product trade-offs and ensuring the team is properly resourced to execute against company goals. This person is responsible for ensuring all development projects follow a stage-gate process and validation exercises to move products seamlessly from concept through launch. They are also responsible for development of internal resources and recruiting talent to continuously evolve the engineering team’s capabilities. This role requires a deep level of technical expertise and experience managing technical individual contributors to ensure products are designed with rigor and attention detail.

NOTO GROUP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.