Development Manager/ Product Manager

Location: Rancho Dominguez, CA, United States
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
Position:  Development Manager/ Product Manager
Location: Rancho Dominguez, CA
Full-time Direct Hire

  • BS degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Engineering, or related field
  • 5+years’ experience managing complex technology projects with aggressive schedules
  • 5+ years’ experience leading high performing, technologically savvy teams
  • Must have experience with the lighting industry / industrial lighting
  • Proficient at creating and tracking complex development schedules, managing issues and tracking bugs
  • Experience managing the introduction of new technologies
  • Solid understanding of product development lifecycles
  • Strong understanding of technical requirements for technology integration
  • Experienced in computer-aided mechanical design and simulation similar to one of the following software:
  • SolidWorks
  • SolidEdge
  • Pro/Engineer (Pro-E)
  • AutoCAD Inventor
  • Knowledge of power supply design and coding is a strong plus.
  • Experience with UL/ETL, CSA, NEC certification is a plus.
  • Knowledge of high intensity discharge, compact fluorescent and LED lighting components, technologies, materials and methods is a plus
  • Hands on experience at overseas manufacturing facilities
  • Researches emerging technologies to identify and validate market and technical opportunities
  • Engage with an experienced inter-disciplinary  staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products
  • Work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team to drive key aspects of product definition, execution, test and delivery
  • Drive execution of projects
  • Lead cross functional project meetings
  • Lead milestone reviews
  • Present new product development project status to the executive team
  • Manage new product development project builds globally
  • Participates in brainstorming sessions, creative thinking activities, and investigation of new technologies.
  • Conducts competitors’ products teardown and performs cost analysis.
  • Evaluates findings to develop new concepts and builds prototypes to present to customers.
  • Performs concept validation and prototype evaluation.
  • Collaborates with Product line and Marketing Managers on new product ideas and concepts.
  • Support production facilities by troubleshooting and providing solutions for current production programs
  • Improve Lighting design effectiveness by: Providing accurate regulatory input
  • Accepting challenging programs and deriving innovative solutions
  • Contributing to cost reduction ideas
  • Providing robust designs
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