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Manager Engineering – Product Development

Medline Industries, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Mundelein, IL posted February 20, 2021.

JOB SUMMARY: Oversee and manage the planning and organizing of product development projects from conceptual stages through production cycles.

Investigate current practices and scope, develop and implement changes that will improve group and divisional performance.

Oversee the modification and improvement of new and existing product designs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage complex assignments to develop new and/or enhanced operating procedures, troubleshoot technical issues and minimize impact to daily operations.

Drive new process and procedure development and/or enhancements of existing processes and procedures.

Partner with management to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and demand for new and existing products.

Partner with business leaders to identify opportunities, investigate practices, and develop and implement process improvements that will improve operational productivity.

Manage project budgets, job estimates, and milestones to ensure goals and commitments are met in accordance with project plans.

Analyze costs related to capital expenditures to determine breakeven points, payback and associated hard and soft savings.

Conduct training, when appropriate, on engineering concepts and tools, including but not limited to statistics, kaizen, six sigma, DMAIC, time studies, and observations.

Provide subject matter expertise on content, process, and procedures, possibly at multiple locations.

May have international responsibilities as business need requires.

Responsible for the integration of systems and processes including workflow design, functional requirements, test plans, and production issues.

Forecast operating costs of department and complete preparation of budget requests.

Gather and apply user experience feedback into product improvements and new product introductions.

Gather and apply user experience feedback into product improvements and new product introductions.

Use user experience feedback to determine product design strategic road map for short (1-2 years) and long term (4-5 years).

Management responsibilities include: Typically oversees professional employees/teams OR typically manages non-professional employees through Supervisors in manufacturing, distribution or office environments Day-to-day operations of a group of employees.

May have limited budgetary responsibility and usually contributes to budgetary impact; Interpret and execute policies for departments/projects and develops.

Recommend and implement new policies or modifications to existing policies.

Provide general guidelines and parameters for staff functioning.

Hiring staff, recommending pay increases, performing performance reviews, training and development of staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.

n n Job Requirements: n Education Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline.

Work Experience At least 5 years of engineering experience demonstrating technical writing, research paper writing, and/or experimental design experience.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.

This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and/or distribution of goods.

ERP systems knowledge and experience.

Requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Intermediate skill level in computer and systems use (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).