Product Engineering Manager

Littleton, CO 80202

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Engineer Job Number: 24152

Job Description

Our Direct Client is looking for a Product Engineering Manager with Spray Foam Experience. 

Who We Are
Our Client is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality insulation and commercial roofing, along with glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy.

Job Description:
The Product Engineering Manager in the Insulation Systems I&C organization is responsible for team development while acting as technical liaison to R&D, Product Management, Operations, Marketing and Technical Service personnel. The role manages the development of product engineering specifications, standards, tools, procedures, and documentation, and leads technical projects including new product development through the stage gate process for the spray foam portfolios. The manager role drives the Insulation System Innovation & Commercialization mission of 1.) delivering new products to the market, 2.) supporting operations in delivering quality products to JM customers, and 3.) being the technical voice for JM products.?

Your Day to Day:
  • Responsible for team development and guidance, including but not limited to: personnel appraisals, creation and maintenance of engineering development matrices, goal and objectives setting and review, strategic planning, training, career development and salary administration for the technical portfolio staff.
  • Lead and execute technical projects including new product development.
  • Coordinate with Product Management team to establish priorities, forecast manpower requirements, and allocate resources to meet schedule requirements.
  • Acts as technical and managerial advisor to internal and external customers.
  • Develop fitness for use customer requirements and commercialize new products and/or product extensions based on those customer needs.
  • Generate and maintain assignments, schedules, and budgets pertaining to department responsibilities and customer projects.
  • Review all proposed projects and initial design scopes to ensure technical and budgetary feasibility.
  • Ensure the stage gate process is utilized and communicated at each phase of every project.
  • Manage the development of product specifications, standards, tools, procedures and documentation to ensure all products and systems are designed in accordance with industrial codes and company philosophies.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
What You Bring to the Team:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry or other related technical field with a minimum of 10 years of experience managing technical projects, 7 years of experience in a senior engineering role, engineering manager role, product engineering role with responsibility over direct reports and 5 years of experience managing teams, both direct and cross-functional peers.
  • Strong preference for Spray Foam chemistry/formulation experience.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Solid budgeting skills
  • Experience with stage gate product development process and Design of Experiment (DOE)
  • Working knowledge of business case development.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Solid active listening skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Strong statistical skills.
  • Manages a staff of salary employees, sets direction, and deploys resources. Responsible for performance evaluations, pay reviews, hiring, and terminating.
  • Heavy travel required (30 or more days per year).
  • Work environment includes research and development facility (may be exposed to environmental conditions of cold, heat, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, heights, dust/mist/gas/fumes, extensive walking or climbing, etc.) and manufacturing facilities.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to and including 25 pounds.
IDEAL CANDIDATE
The spray foam portfolio is an opportunity to grow and requires a technical leader to drive projects and product qualifications. The leader will work with external third party agencies and suppliers to develop new formulations and applications with internal spray foam chemists, product management, GP&L, and operations teams. will have 3 direct reports

Benefits
Our Direct Client offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. Company sponsored 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. Also offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.
Additionally, they provide basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. As well as offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Salary Range: $118K to $163K

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