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.