Reporting to the Vice President, New Product Development, the Product Development Engineer position will develop and execute strategic new business initiatives. Leveraging Materion’s capabilities and reputation as a leading innovator in composite metals, this position will be responsible for the successful commercialization of assigned new products.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and execute strategic new business initiatives and lead the successful commercialization for assigned new products
Identify innovative new product solutions for a variety of high-tech end markets
Effectively communicate and coordinate between process engineering, quality and manufacturing personnel regarding the successful launch of new programs
Working with field sales, technically support selective market initiatives in the field through extensive customer meetings and communications
Coordinate pricing/profitability and competitive analysis along with technology assessments for product launches
Support and coordinate global programs
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science or engineering
Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in metals or related industry, preferably involving strip or clad metal engineering or metal parts/component design and manufacturing
Specialty metals market knowledge in the medical, automotive, telecommunications, computer or electronics industries
Previous product development experience with significant customer contact
Expertise with various alloy families (ferrous, copper based, refractory, aluminum and precious metal alloys) is an asset
Excellent interpersonal skills; especially communicating complex technical issues to a variety of audiences
Critical Competencies for Success
Strategy and Vision…Excels at developing forward-thinking, solutions-oriented strategies and tactics.
Leads with Courage, Energy & Integrity…Creates a climate where honest debate and candor is expected; demonstrates high standards of ethical behavior for self and others.
Practical Judgment and Disciplined Problem Solving - Makes effective and timely decisions despite tight deadlines and incomplete information.
Performance Driven…Establishes clear ownership for actions and results; effectively delegates and empowers others; consistently meets commitments.
Communication…Listens and communicates clearly; keeps others informed and takes ownership of the rationale behind actions, decisions, and plans.
Talent Management…Builds high performing, diverse teams and proactively develops and exports talent to other areas of the organization when best for their development.
Organizational Agility… Intuitively understands organization dynamics and effectively gets things done both through formal channels and the informal network.
Influence…Articulate, strong thought leader and collaborator with the stature, presence and personal qualities to earn the respect of the various constituencies.