Director of Product Development in Irvine, CA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 7/20/2019

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Job Description

Manages and directs a product development group specific to medical technologies. Grows new business and manufacturing opportunity through product development. To optimize profits and meet marketing, financial, and "one company" growth objectives by performing the following duties.


* Leads team of designers, researchers, mechanical engineers and related medical technologies.
* Leads the overall product development strategy and facilitates design thinking process of research and development requirements, manufacturing and engineering coordination for new or expanded products as well as new emerging product market needs.
* Coordinates/owner technical product development, estimates of potential profits (by product line segments) and releases to production.
* Manages day-to-day progress of develop projects, and proposal development.
* Assists related development Redgroup offices, provides the V.P. of Redgroup the assistance required to carry out all corporate communication and marketing strategies as well as setting and achieving company goals.
* Develops and maintains a prioritized list of customers and market requirements for products as well as product line list to penetrate markets.
* Develops marketing, sales, engineering and financial plans for product development strategy.
* Prepares product development objectives and tracks market trends in target markets.
* Identifies partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden Carlisle Medical Technologies manufacturing growth.
* Develops and provides direction while maintaining relations with manufacturers' representatives and direct sales or field sales representatives.
* Provides technical answers to inquiries of any variety, but primarily in the product development area.
* Produces competitive analysis materials comparing our products with those of our key competitors to the V.P. of Redgroup product development.
* Initiates and executes design thinking strategies to capture additional product development business manufacturing opportunity.
* Generates and increases sales in assigned product line through the support of the regional managers, sales representatives and customers.
* Performs other duties as required to meet the goals and objectives of the company.
* Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
*Other duties may be assigned*

This person manages a group of industrial designers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, (possibly in multiple locations) to achieve product synergies and a cohesive strategy.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies.
25% - 75% Due to supporting activities in multiple factories and a diverse customer base.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university and 10+ years related experience and/or training.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


* Must be experienced with PC's using Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel), Microsoft Project and ERP/MRP software system such as SAP.
* Must be self-motivated and aggressive in the pursuit of developing the product development strategies, must have a strong understanding of Design Thinking development process, must be able to function effectively in a very busy environment and willing to work hours (travel) that are outside the norm.
* Must have exceptional work ethic, and the ability to manage and maximize time and company resources (sales and engineering).
* Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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