Product Development Engineering Manager
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Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) is looking for a Product Development Engineering Manager to support the Craftsman Lawn and Garden product line by managing the product development process from concept phase to post-launch analysis phase. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated engineer to participate in cross functional teams leading the product development engineering efforts for Craftsman Lawn/Garden products including Walk Behind Mowers, Trimmers, Blowers, Snow throwers, and affiliated Components systems such as Engines, motors, transmissions, and other electromechanical devices. Engineering manager will be responsible for leading the innovation and development of our Lawn/Garden product portfolio. Specification development, project management, product and manufacturing verification are key activities this individual will lead.* Responsible for leading the innovation and development for Craftsman Lawn/Garden product portfolio. Specification development, project management, product and manufacturing verification are key activities this individual will lead.
* Applicable Product Category Responsibilities representing in excess of $250 Million Revenue for SHC: Walk behind Mowers, Trimmers, Blowers, Chainsaws, and affiliated component systems such as Engines, motors, transmissions, and other electromechanical devices.
* Collaboration with industry manufacturing partners to innovate, develop and commercialize Craftsman Lawn/Garden products to drive superior performance and exclusive features as compared to the competition. Also lead all product improvement and quality initiatives for product category.
* Coordinate and execute Craftsman and competitive Brand product evaluations to fully understand and validate the design, performance, usability and industry best practices for the product category.
* Development and substantiation of performance claims for Craftsman Lawn/Garden products to drive Craftsman Exclusivity in marketplace.