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TriMas Corporation Director New Product Development - North America in Auburn, Indiana

  • Responsible for leading New Product Development objectives in North America, across Industrials, Food & Beverage, and Home Health and Beauty Care sales verticals.

  • Working with Sales and business Development, Creates and manages the new product development pipeline portfolio, to ensure successive annual roll-outs of value-added profitable products, to achieve 5-year plan organic growth targets.

  • Champion prioritized new concepts/products leading the cross functional team through the “Stage Gate” development process to successful commercialization.

  • Responsible for project post mortem evaluation and feedback to ensure key learning and best practices are documented and shared institutionally.

  • Own the New Product Realization process, ensuring compliance to ISO9001 requirements, and continually improving to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Ensures strong communications between Business Development, Product Engineering, Sales Personnel, and Customers.

  • Provide direction and technical support in identifying continuous improvements to manufacturing operations and implementing new technologies including researching current and emerging technologies.