General Cable Industries

  • Product Development Manager

    Job Locations US-KY-Highland Heights
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/2/2018 10:32 AM)
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  • Overview

    Prysmian Group is seeking a people-oriented and change management champion to support our Industrial Specialty Wire and Harness (ISWH) business.  In your new role you will be reporting directly to the Head of North American Research & Development and you will be integral to the continued success as well as the future growth of with our Industrial Wire & Harness business.  Your role will interact with valuable clients General Electric, Siemens, Hitachi, Bombardier and more in order to understand and solve their unique requirements for their business segments.  You will be responsible for leading a team for start-to-finish product development, requirement gathering, product improvement, and supporting new product introduction into segments of the business. 


    • Conduct fundamental or applied research to improve, or generate new, materials and applications
    • Lead your team through planning, designing, and conducting research projects according to established scientific methods, principles, and theories to solve problems; and improve, or generate new, products through new materials or new material applications
    • Oversee the application research methods; setting-up laboratory test equipment; building models and prototypes; calculating and analyzing test results and preparing detailed reports with recommendations and conclusions
    • Estimate the costs, resources, and time required to conduct a research project and monitor performance to ensure these targets are met
    • Oversee the Preparation of calculations, specifications, and other technical documentation so that prototype designs can be manufactured and assembled.
    • Develop and maintain technical expertise on advances and innovations in research and science.



    • Bachelors of Science in Engineering in a related field
    • 5-10 years of Material/Product Development Engineering or combination with Design Engineering
    • High EQ with a passion for supporting products that are cost effective and conducive to business success
    • Experience working in and leading cross-functional teams


    • Masters of Science in Engineering in a related field
    • 5-10 years of Material/Product Development Engineering or combination with Design Engineering
    • Experience leading up to 5 direct reports.


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    • Works out of a normal office environment with standard office equipment available.
    • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently.
    • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis.
    • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries
    • When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings


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