28 Nov 2017

Full-Time Director of Product Design-Durables – Wilton Brands (3D CAD)

Wilton Brands – Posted by joballianceNaperville, Illinois, United States

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Job Description

Wilton Brands LLC (“Wilton”) has a portfolio of iconic brands and is the leading supplier in the U.S. Crafts Industry. These brands help families successfully celebrate life’s many occasions, express their creativity through crafts, encourage them to share with their families and friends, and capture their meaningful and lasting memories. Wilton operates through two divisions, Wilton Enterprises and Simplicity Creative Group, which are leaders in their respective categories. Learn more about Wilton at http://www.wilton.com.

Wilton Brands is seeking a Director Product Design to join the Innovation team. Our team’s mission is to inspire the joy of creativity in baking and decorating by providing consumers with innovative products, services, and experiences that improve their lives. This role will lead new product design process for durables, cosmetic and evolutionary product development. In addition to: providing leadership and technical support for research and development of quality consumer products to meet the business requirements as provided by Product Management. This role will work collaboratively cross-functionally to deliver great consumer informed products, on time and on budget.

Responsibilities:
* Supervise, lead, train and inspire product design teams to ensure they are equipped and motivated to achieve stated goals.
* Responsible for managing the entire product development process from concept to approved prototype including resolving development and production issues in a timely manner. OR next bullet:
* Responsible for Defining (Scoping and Targeting), based on business requirement document, Developing (Evaluation and Defining & Development), Approving (Test & Validation) for new product development
* Develop and present a rolling three year Product Portfolio Roadmap to Product Management based on business requirements provided from Product Management.
* Interpret trend information from Creative and CI relevant to consumer/product and translate into product insights/briefs.
* Write and/or approve Product Briefs based on category plan directives (Business Requirements Document) from Product Mgt.
* Identify Consumer Research required to inform product design and packaging. Work with CI to answer the stated business question.
* Manage the CI, global product design budget.
* Present final product concepts and costing based on business requirements provided back to Product Management for approval.
* Drive value engineering and look for product improvement opportunities with a sharp focus on achieving financial objectives.
* Oversee staff of product managers and provide leadership, coaching and development.
* Monitor the performance of assigned team and document performance feedback.
* Requirements:

* Bachelor’s Degree in design, engineering, or other relevant concentration.
* 7-10 years of consumer packaged goods experience in product management and/or product development. Keen focus on understanding the consumer.
* Experienced working with Asian manufacturing partners.
* Durables or Housewares experience required.
* Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead, interact, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus among individuals from a variety of disciplines; strong diplomatic skills.
* Detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
* Confident relying on your judgment and past experience to plan and accomplish goals.
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Strong project manager skills.
* Intermediately proficient in Microsoft, Google Drive, and Adobe applications (for viewing tech drawings, combining files, making edits).

Wilton Brands LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Wilton Brands LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://career8.successfactors.com/career?company=WILTONP&career_job_req_id=7062&career_ns=job_listing&job

Job Categories: Product Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D CAD. Job expires in 10 days.

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