Product Line Manager - Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP)
Location: Multimatic Product Services, Novi, Michigan, United States
Posted: July 21st, 2021
Multimatic Product Services is seeking a highly motivated individual to be the Product Line Manager for Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP). They will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for developing and expanding the FRP business operations; with a primary focus for the automotive sector. The Product Line Manager will promote the advancement of; materials development, manufacturing processes for increased efficiencies, and identification of targeted business and customers, all in support of the meeting the growth targets of the company.
The Product Line Manager will be responsible for working with the manufacturing division to identify and pursue targeted business opportunities that align to the vision, capacity and capabilities of Multimatic’s expanding FRP business. This will include supporting the annual business planning process in addition to direct customer management for all existing and new business pursuits. The ability to meet customer objectives and to identify risks and opportunities will be strong assets to have in this role.
Primary customer contact for new business development, RFQ responses, engineering and commercial data exchange for composite business both within and between the company and its OEM customers
Develop, support and deliver design proposals, technical reviews and commercial proposals to customer
Support of OE customer design and release engineers in their responsibilities
Support internal Technical Sales Managers and Product Engineers
International travel is required for customer visits, support at technical centers for engineering reviews, manufacturing site visits, and launch support activities
Program management oversite including; engineering, testing, design release, quality, and timing
Support development of and present DVP&R’s, FMEA's, drawings and design sign-off
Support customer prototype builds and launch support
College or university graduate with Bachelors Engineering Degree
Minimum 20 years of experience in design, development, manufacturing, sales with concentrated focus on composite structures engineering / manufacturing / product development / sales
Strong business planning and strategy skills are required for this position
Detailed understanding of composites industry, including but not limited to; raw material supply/suppliers, manufacturing processing and methodology, quality inspection, supply site certification and volume manufacturing production operations are desired work experience
Knowledge of current composite competitive landscape; OEs, suppliers, new technologies, processes, development activities
Understanding of GD&T principles and relationship to various manufacturing processes
Valid documentation for international travel is required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong familiarity with MS Office applications
Previous business planning, strategy, program management, testing, design release experience
Successful track record of pursuing new business opportunities within the composites and vehicle market
Professional success in technical sales, plant construction or in the production and processing of fiber composite components
If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.