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Product Development Manager

Job Number:  56908
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OHIO, US, 43619



Job Number: 56908 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Norplas Industries Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NORTHWOOD 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Role Summary

Under the direction of the New Business Development Manager, the Product Development Manager is responsible for management of the design & development phase of awarded programs.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee development of the product through effective product quality plans and Norplas “Design for Manufacturing” elements (DFM).
Maintain customer contact during advanced design engineering and developmental stage.
Ensure Customer satisfaction by providing design and technical assistance.
Act as Point contact for between Norplas and OEM during design development process.
Attend all customer design review PDT meetings.
Lead internal design review meetings & follow NBD procedures by utilizing standardized documents and processes while supporting meeting cadence.  
Develop “Advance Phase” BOM and BOP (Build of Process).
Provide support for error proofing and continuous improvement activities.
Develop/maintain/execute component and assembly datum schemes / GD&T systems for assigned programs.
Support customer quoting process from SOR to "OK to tool" release.
Maintain program historical cost information – cost walks.
Participate in cross functional teams as required.
Support APQP and other groups for any design relevant issues and engineering change requirements.
Manage assigned PDP/ traX work packages.
Support all continuous improvement and VE/VA activities as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Support NBD KPIs and mini goals.
Special projects as assigned.
Proficient in CAD software (Spinfire, NX, or CATIA).
Computer skills:  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Work.
Ability to interpret drawings.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment required.
Minimum 5 years of program management experience or fascia and/or liftgate design knowledge.
Understanding/experience of plastics injection molding, painting, & secondary assembly processes preferred.
Good interpersonal communication skills and presentation experience.
Must have excellent organizational skills and strong math background.

Additional Information

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Toledo

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