Filtration Group Corp

Director of Product

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/15/2024 3:06 PM)
ID
2024-6347
Job Locations
US-OH-Brookville
Company
Flow Dry Technologies
Position Type
Regular
# of Openings
1

Overview

Flow Dry Technology is a leading manufacturer of automotive desiccant components, which are critical to vehicle functionality and safety. We historically have focused on desiccant components for HVAC systems, winning the trust of discerning Tier 1’s. In the past two years, we have secured two patents in new applications that give us an opportunity to grow our business in other areas of the car. We have a lot of potential!

  

Flow Dry is part of Filtration Group, a global market-leading provider of filtration consumables that drives innovation and delivers solutions across a broad spectrum of applications and end-markets, with a focus on life sciences, indoor air quality and industrial technologies. Filtration Group is a mission-driven, global market-leading company with a strong culture, which presents tremendous career growth opportunities.

 

We are seeking a Director of Product who will take the helm of the next stage of our innovation journey. You will be responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of new product development, from conceptualization, to market launch, to iteration, ensuring that products continuously meet customer needs, industry standards, and business objectives.This individual will report directly to the President and supervise a small team of engineers globally. This individual will maintain strong partnerships with leaders in Sales, Operations and Quality.

 

This role offers a unique opportunity to drive innovation, shape the future of mobility, and make a lasting impact on the automotive industry. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and leading high-performing teams, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive

Responsibilities

  1. Lead development and launch of new products
    • Partner with Sales to build strong relationships with customers, developing a deep understanding of their needs.
    • Lead Engineering in designing and launching new products to customer specifications, establishing clear milestones, timelines, and budgets for each phase of the product development lifecycle and executing to it.
    • Collaborate closely with Manufacturing and Quality, ensuring launch of serial production parts occurs ahead of schedule, under budget, without defects.
    • Brief senior management weekly on progress of new product launch across Flow Dry locations.

 

  1. Drive strategic innovation
    • Identify emerging technologies, market opportunities, and threats to inform strategic decision-making.
    • Lead engineering team in developing innovations to address market developments, ensuring that Flow Dry not only remains at the forefront of its industry, but grows.
    • Champion a culture of innovation, encouraging engineers to explore new technologies, materials, and design concepts.

 

  1. Passionately serve customers
    • In a highly technical industry, our engineers play a critical role in our sales process, building customer confidence in our capabilities.
    • Exude a passion for driving strong customer service, actively engaging with customers both on potential new projects and concerns regarding existing projects.
    • Maintain strong relationships with technical counterparts at customer organizations, ensuring we understand their future needs and proactively prepare to meet them.

 

  1. Build a strong engineering organization
    • Lead engineers across Flow Dry facilities in sharing technologies and best practices, ensuring we learn and grow from one another.
    • Actively support engineers in developing their careers.

 

  1. Other responsibilities as required

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry, chemical or materials engineering/science, or related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Proven track record of leadership in product development, with at least 5 years of experience in a management role.
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical skills, and business acumen.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, prioritize tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience in automotive preferred.

More About Filtration Group

 

Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.   

 

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown organically and through a thoughtful acquisition strategy to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. Filtration Group has the broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry and has had a particular focus on building a leading platform of solutions focused on the Life Sciences and Indoor Air Quality end markets which are rapidly growing in the current market environment. Filtration Group produces mission critical products with high replacement rates.  Over 80 percent of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.  With revenues over $2 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world and has a global footprint of 141 facilities in 28 countries. Filtration Group has over 10,000 employees who are united in their Mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.


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