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Director of NPD Engineering - Consumer Products

Full-time at Euro-Pro in Suzhou

At Euro-Pro (creator of the familiar household brands Shark® & Ninja®), our mission is to “Positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world.” We are a company that thrives on passion and innovation. We’re looking for talented individuals, people who want to create the next big thing. We take a collaborative team-approach to our projects, where everyone has a voice, and are looking for individuals to push limits, look outside the box and think the unthinkable. We are not here to simply create products - we are here to create the best, most innovative and exciting products in the world. With the explosive growth that we have been experiencing, we’re looking for motivated individuals to join us on our exciting journey. Cultural fit is extremely important. We want people who think big, move fast and who want to make a significant impact on the business every day.

- Euro-Pro has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest growing companies in America for five of the past six years
- We currently have offices in Newton, Massachusetts USA, United Kingdom, Montreal, Quebec Canada and various locations throughout China

This is a full-time position based permanently in Suzhou, China ( EXPATS Welcomed to apply! )

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design and development of consumer products from initial concept to on-going product support
• Sketch concepts for conceptual brainstorming as well as for presentation
• Create visual and functional prototypes for research and internal review
• Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems creatively
• Collaborate with Engineering and Product Marketing leaders in the US to innovate, design
and implement simple and elegant design solutions
• Manage the day to day activities of China engineers

Functional Skills/Knowledge
• Inspirational leadership qualities, collaborative work ethic. Demonstrated experience as a
leader of cross-functional teams in a matrix organization environment.
• Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
• Proven ability to drive innovation in the engineering conceptualization stages by pushing
technology limits while balancing feasibility criteria such as manufacturability, cost,
technology risk, implementation schedule.
• A broad view and understanding of the product development process, and effective experience
leading multi-disciplined team efforts in the evolution of products from concept through testing,
verification and approval
• A solid understanding of manufacturing methods and materials, project planning,
risk management (i.e. DFMEA) and other design controls
• Solid analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) along with good sound interpersonal skills
• 5+ years’ experience with ProE or Solidworks

Education and Experience:
• Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in an Engineering role involving the design and development of
complex integrated assemblies and or engineering systems.
• Previous industry experience working for a consumer product company (ideally motorized) or a
consultant company in the consumer goods space is highly desirable.
• Previous experience managing staff and/or building a team with solid China experience.
• BS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
• Previous exposure to China manufacturing environment, if candidate has worked or
lived in China currently or previously is a plus.
• All applicants will be expected to have a portfolio of work, including sketch/work books
demonstrating creative, problem-solving ability.

Feel free to apply directly to: kleith@euro-pro.com (Please reference where you noticed this ad)

Come Join Us!




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