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Product Development Engineer

Company: Sage Solutions Group
Location: Novi
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Product Engineer is responsible for delivering project(s) that span across all

aspects of the product development process. Identify new product opportunities,

customer needs, and design options. Manage resources, schedules, financials

and adhere to stage gate quality throughout the full product development life

cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests

to ensure successful and on-time product launch as well as contribute to process

improvement initiatives as it relates to improving product delivery.

The Product Engineer will lead the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the

project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified

constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the

business case.

Top Skills & Proficiencies
Project Management
Process Improvement
Attention to Detail
Analytical / Data-driven
Creative out of the box thinker
Excellent problem solving skills
Proactive and detailed oriented
Out-going, Positive Personality
Planning
Teamwork
Planning
Initiative / Self-starting
Customer Focus
Emphasize Excellence
Manage Multiple Projects
Confident and Humble

Essential Functions

Product Development
Responsible for development of new products on time and on budget
Determine the features and market needs for each product designed, through

the checklist processes in Phase 1 and 2 of Product Development Process
Concept selection and key purchase reasons for each new product idea and fits

the companies product hallmarks of innovation, OEM quality performance and

seamless fit to the vehicle
Engage in research and data analysis to identify potential product market

opportunities and gaps.
Lead vendor comparison and selection process in cooperation with Purchasing
Create and submit key product speci---cations and design plans to partners and outside design

houses and manufacturing partners (Functional Requirements, Speci---cations, GD&T, etc.).
Manage the validation and testing of new products, with support from the product development

assistant and vehicle installer (e.g., FMEA, DVP&R, etc)

Product Category Management
Create annual Opportunity Guides for each product category, updating the document each model

year
Manage (load and keep up to date) the new Product Setup ---le that our sales team and customers

use to load new products into their systems
For each new product, produce PowerPoint training materials for training webinars and sales rep

use
Develop and maintain category lifecycle actions forecast based on market needs, customer

research, and syndicated studies.
Identify product enhancements and feature evolution for each product within a category

Process Enhancement
Responsible for re---ning the Product Development Process
Implement repeatable processes for documenting Customer Requirements, Functional Speci---cations,

Feature Descriptions, Competitive Comparisons
Develop early-development market research / feedback phase to inform Phase 1 Go/No-go decision

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Product Design /

Development or related ---eld preferred
3+ years experience in a product design or development
Experience using CAD software, including Solidworks or Fusion 360
Extensive knowledge of computer skills (Google Suite)
Experience and signi---cant accomplishments in market research / context

development
Experience and signi---cant accomplishments leading cross-functional teams in successful new

product launches
Personal experience with identifying new solutions market-based data and developing product

options with clear pros/cons and development plans
Experience with creating analytical business cases for new products based on customer and

competitive research
Clear hands-on experience with solving technical problems, testing and validating products, and

creating new solutions

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Keywords: Sage Solutions Group, Novi , Product Development Engineer, Engineering , Novi, Michigan

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