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12Jul

Manager of Product Development & Engineering

Flexsteel Industries Inc, Dubuque, IA

Title of Position:         Manager of Product Development & Engineering

Classification:             Exempt           

Supervisor:                  Director of Product Development & Engineering

Location:                     Dubuque Operations, Dubuque, IA

  POSITION OVERVIEW:

 Responsible for the development of all new styles, both materials & techniques, from the designers sketch to approval of prototype model. 

 Directs new product development to satisfy corporation sales needs and be congruent with production facilities and profit objectives.

 Directs the research leading to new or improved products and methods.

 Actively consults with Industrial Engineering and Production Engineering to achieve cost reduction and frame standardization. 

 Performs supervisory responsibilities.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Manages and performs research & development functions for the Home Furnishings division.

  • Collects new product introduction information & establishes a development program for same.
  • Issues new product development programs to management and keeps them informed of progress of same.
  • Evaluates techniques and materials in product development.
  • Analyzes competitors’ products and methods. 

Responsible for maintaining the Development Department for introduction of new styles as follows:

  • Coordinates costing, development and sample making of new style introduction.
  • Meets (Pert) Chart timeline on new style introduction for development areas.
  • Establishes preliminary upholstery specifications for new styles by using computerized PDM with pattern input.
  • Assists designer as needed in establishing new styles.
  • Evaluates new style prototypes with the designer and staff to come up with optimal cost/benefit relationship.
  • Researches materials and/or methods and techniques to improve and update the products.
  • Works with present suppliers for proper application of product.
  • Provides guidance for maintaining Development Department work force and authorizes overtime.
  • Evaluates personnel compensation values in Development Department.
  • Reviews construction elements to meet quality standards. 
  • Oversees Frame Engineering, Specification Writing, and Prototype Development groups within the Home Furnishings Development & Engineering department.
  • As a supervisor, it is your responsibility to enforce company policies for all employees under your direct supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE DESIRED

  • 4 year degree in Engineering, Quality or related field
  • 10 years’ leadership (direct or indirect supervisory) in a fast paced development or manufacturing environment is preferred
  • 10 years’ Furniture industry experience or equivalent preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and lead multiple projects simultaneously

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. offers a competitive salary, along with an excellent full-time benefits package (ask us how good it is!) 10 paid holidays, 10 vacation days starting, a friendly, supportive work environment, Flexsteel furniture discounts, and professional growth opportunities.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://www.flexsteel.com/about-us/careers

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Apply by Email:careers@flexsteel.com
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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 361233
Location
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Architecture/Engineering/Drafting
Management/Executive
Manufacturing
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 10+ Years
Education Bachelors

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