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Senior Product Developer - Lifestyle

Company: Herman Miller
Location: Stamford
Posted on: September 13, 2020

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Job Description - Senior Product Developer - Lifestyle (22038)

Job Description

Description You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Senior Product Developer - Lifestyle at Herman Miller and make both.

About this Opportunity

As a Senior Product Developer - Lifestyle, you'll lead the product development process across a core product portfolio within the Lifestyle category. You'll utilize expert project management skills by building and maintaining project schedules, monitoring potential delays, and working with cross-functional teams to ensure new products are commercialized on-time and within budget. You will manage multiple programs simultaneously and ensure each program's adherence to the company's design and quality standards.

What You'll Do

You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you... Closely monitor product return levels and develop corrective action plans as needed.

Coach and mentor junior team members and hold accountability for maintaining a positive working environment.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Fulfillment and Supply Chain/Sourcing to award programs to suppliers and establish the most effective value stream/supply chain.

Collaborate with Engineering and Compliance to facilitate all performance and packaging testing.

Collaborate with Engineering to review designer and supplier drawings to ensure adherence to design intent and product performance/quality.

Collaborate with Supply Chain/Sourcing and Compliance to ensure all regulatory, sustainability, and performance documentation are obtained from the suppliers.

Communicate key issues (i.e., schedules, resource constraints, and launch plans) in a clear and timely manner to the Manager of Lifestyle Development.

Conduct an in-depth review of prototypes to ensure products meet or exceed all standards for build quality, ease of assembly, packaging, comfort, value, etc.

Create quality criteria for all new programs and maintain/develop Quality Assurance Protocol with suppliers.

Ensure all new developments meet target costs and margin requirements.

Facilitate prototyping with Engineering and/or suppliers.

Generate Request for Quote (RFQ) bid packages for new developments and manage review/selection process.

Lead weekly meetings with cross-functional teams to share progress on new developments and conduct prototype/design reviews.

Manage project schedules to meet critical company milestones.

Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Sound Like You?

You might be just who we're looking for if you have... A Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Business, or a related field.

Five years of experience in development-related functions and disciplines.

Successful experience of a major new product commercialization, including full development and launch cycle.

Excellent program/project management skills as demonstrated through the successful achievement of assigned objectives.

A developmental, entrepreneurial mind set with abstract analysis skills and a logical, but flexible approach.

A willingness to take initiative and accept accountability with a strong sense of ownership over your work.

A high level of personal integrity and business ethics.

Expert written/verbal communication skills and a proven capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences.

The ability to manage and develop essential peer, subordinate, and management relationships.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly communicating with team members across cultures and functions.

Financial literacy and business acumen with the ability to objectively assess projects and teams.

3D CAD and Adobe Creative Suite skills (preferred).

Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

A willingness to travel globally as required.

Knowledge of furniture construction and the furniture market landscape (preferred).

Luxury/high end experience (preferred).

The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

Who We Are

At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

Schedule : Full-time

Employee Status : Regular

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Shift : First

Work Schedule : 8am-5pm

Primary Location : United States-Connecticut-Stamford

If you need assistance in completing the employment application, please contact the

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