Design
& Development
Manager

About The Company

Our client is a leading provider of polymer materials and finished foam parts. They are recognized as a global leader in the development of foaming technologies and have built a reputation on product solutions that leverage 60 years of expertise.


Founded in Japan in 1959, the company has 36 global locations, including four in North America.

Your Unique Role

This position is responsible for providing technical guidance, support and assistance to the engineering staff, manufacturing staff, and customers regarding molded part design to ensure manufacturability, achieve customer satisfaction and profitable business. Additionally, you will:

  • Manage the work and activities of subordinate design and engineering staff
  • Provide New Tooling and Tool Modification Price for the Sales Department
  • In conjunction with team members, this position is responsible for all molded product design and engineering including:
  • 1. Design reviews, with proper documentation and acceptance by customers
  • 2. Communication within SPUS, with SPJP and other group companies and customers regarding molded part design to ensure manufacturability and achieve customer satisfaction
  • Manage PRS requirements for molded product realization
  • Establish measurable targets and drive improvements to meet or exceed measurable targets
  • Support foam molding processing – technical and process support in the OH plant and TN plant.
  • Support SPUS Management team for smooth operations and continuous improvement in all areas
  • Assist and advise SPUS Management team in any technical or equipment issues or matters, with regard to engineering, maintenance or operation
  • Maintain open communication with direct staff, other associated team members and management with respect to all aspects of work activities
  • Develop detailed engineering designs
  • Ensure part and tool design is within required specifications
  • Modify existing parts for mold-ability
  • Communicate directly with customers to fully understand product requirements and achieve desired end product
  • Research and evaluate new technologies
  • Train new employees and coach existing employees
  • Suggest and implement cost-saving ideas
  • Performs all duties in a manner that demonstrates the highest level of quality and safety
  • Enforce Safety, Quality, Manufacturing, and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace in accordance with 6S protocol
  • Ensure the safety and productivity of direct report employees
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates

What Is In It For You

  • Providing a competitive base salary, incentives and solid benefits that include a great healthcare plan and generous 401k match
  • Limited bureaucracy that empowers its leaders with a strong culture and core values that drive individual contribution, teamwork, growth, and innovation.

Seeking a Candidate With:

You must have experience in part design and mold design with previous management/supervisory experience. As well as:

  • B.S. in Engineering or related field
  • Proficient with Pro/Engineer and
  • Knowledge of Catia, Unigraphics/NX, and AutoCAD
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, automotive preferred
  • Operating knowledge of foam molding processes and equipment

Location Information

  • Kenton, OH with a remote option.

Interested? Apply TODAY!

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Ryan Doyle

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