Industrial Product Development Manager

Job title : Industrial Product Development Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Lyndsay Allan
Job reference : 1503349
About the role

Working for a business focused on being the no.1 furniture business in Australia, whilst being sustainable, they are extremely customer centric and design led. You'll be leading a team whilst working cross functionally with the Head of Design, Head of Product and senior leaders to create beautiful, functional and affordable furniture for Australia

  • Be the link between the Design and Product Development teams understanding what is feasible from an engineering and manufacturing perspective. 
  • Taking ownership of the product development pipeline.
  • Managing the process from sample to finished good. 
  • Sourcing components, materials, finishes and hardware. 
  • Lead a team of 2 Product Developers 
  • Monitoring costings and negotiations with suppliers
  • International buying trips every 3-6 months 

Skills & Experience
  • Previous experience of people management 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Product Development Role 
  • 3D modelling and rendering is a must 
  • A degree in product or engineering would be beneficial 
  • Having a passion for furniture and homewares 
  • Previous experience working with overseas manufacturing
  • Flexible working 
  • Free parking 
  • Family and friends discounts
  • Monthly team events 
  • Support for additional education to support your career

About the company

Culture focused business, hiring people who are diverse, considerate and team players. Certified B Corp business. 

How to Apply

Please apply to the advert and Lyndsay will be in touch.