Signal Transformer - Product Manager

Job Description
Develops and designs new products and variations to existing products for the purpose of creating NPIs (New Product Introductions). Will work directly with the Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, and Accounting teams to create timelines, marketing, technical documents, and marketing collateral for the release of NPIs. Additionally, they will be responsible for the sales and management of several key accounts for the purpose of building positive business relationships, resulting in design wins and the purchase of Signal products.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and any other duties that may be assigned:
Manages NPI Development, timelines, technical documents and Marketing. Organizes project team meetings and acts as the project leader through the development process for NPI or assigned key accounts and as backup for other engineers as needed.
Is the main engineering contact for specified Key Accounts who coordinates with Signal Engineering, Sales, Customer Service, and R&D teams for all designs related to those specified Key Accounts. (Eaton, Bunn, Biodex, TDI, etc.) Must travel to assigned key accounts 1-2 times annually including visiting top 25 accounts and have a willingness to annually travel to global manufacturing or operations locations.
Confers with Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, legal and other departments and personnel to clarify or resolve problems, develop designs, develop manufacturing processes, and facilitate improvements to existing designs and provide technical assistance.
Prepares or directs preparation of product design or system layout and detailed drawings.
Works with manufacturing on building of prototype, products or systems.
Confers with project team and other personnel to prepare design modifications as required.
Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering and design tasks. Prepares or directs drafters in the preparation of detailed drawings in regards to product, system, and/or layout.
Additional duties that may be assigned.
Provides direction to Designers, Drafters, Machinists, and Operators as required.
Expected to travel 25-40% of the time both domestically and internationally to visit key customers and manufacturing locations.
Job Requirements
Must be outgoing, task oriented, and a self-starter.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in an engineering discipline from four-year college or university or a minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in the understanding of design requirements and applying requirements to design applications.
Bi-lingual in Spanish and/or Mandarin Chinese is a plus.
Ability to follow Company policies and procedures in compliance with Signal's branding standards.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately both orally and written. Including write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general-public.
Ability to communicate work goals, progress and changes as required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Excellent oral, presentation, and written communication skills are required.
Proficient in MS Office: Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook,
Proficient in 2D and 3D drawing programs a plus.
Establish objectives and procedures governing the performance of assigned activities.
Maintain appropriate communication within area of responsibility; keep associates informed as to Company/department's plans and progress.
Identify training needs; initiate development of internal and external customers.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with assigned team and with all applicable departments, customers and vendors.
Ability to work within a flexible organization structure, taking feedback within a dual reporting relationship.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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