Development Manager

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span>Coach and mentor a team of dynamic&nbsp;technical professionals as they help bring&nbsp;cutting-edge designs to life.&nbsp;Working with teams from across the organization, you will tackle new challenges and help remove roadblocks for your team.&nbsp;

Toronto, ON


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 1500 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building &nbsp;on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.</p> <p>A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation.</p> <p>As we expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data driven and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to lead our transformation, to make a mark and chart our future and your own career.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>Due to significant growth, Array is in search of a Developmental Manager. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, we need a Development Manager to direct and lead a team of technical professionals located in Toronto. This is an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer with hands-on experience in modern 3D design and metalworks including fixtures, welds and joints. A Development Manager to grow the team&rsquo;s collective capabilities with a focus on strengthening engineering talent within Array. Someone who can simultaneously provide leadership support to the team and practical guidance on the day-to-day work including drawer system engineering, periodic updates, new and emerging business, special projects and more.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Challenges.</em>&nbsp;You want to step up the challenge of applying engineering principles to juggling; you want to manage and oversee all of the details while thriving in an atmosphere of ambiguities and just a little bit of chaos. You are looking for an expanding organization, with varying client needs where you can expand your thinking, innovate solutions and make a tangible contribution to our success. &nbsp;</li> <li><em>Career development.</em>&nbsp;Whether you are a technical team lead looking for a step up or an engineering development manager in a different industry, you want to join a company that supports professional development and promotes expanding your skills. You want to shape and mold a team that can do great things. You want the flexibility and autonomy to create a group that is willing to try new ways of doing things. A role where you can execute projects and work with peers and leaders to build out not just products but strategy.</li> <li><em>A dynamic environment.&nbsp;</em>This is a fast-paced company where the days go by quickly. Everything we build for clients is customized; every project is different with new challenges. Not to mention the added benefit of working with Chris! Chris is new to Array, having seen the potential in our growth and commitment to investing in our people and our processes. He is a passionate leader focused on building successful individuals, teams, products and companies.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Development Manager will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Lead, develop and mentor all direct reports.</strong></em>&nbsp;Conduct performance management reviews and implement development plans. Establish goals and objectives for each team member.</li> <li><em><strong>Develop a long-term strategic direction.</strong></em>&nbsp;Improve the overall cost of engineering while maintaining our high quality standards. Implement software and systems that can strengthen and enhance productivity. Make VA/VE in the engineering phase a cornerstone of all engineer concepts</li> <li><em><strong>Direct and oversee all phases of engineering development</strong></em>. Work directly with the Project Managers, Design Department and Model Shop to establish expectations, deliverables and timing on assigned projects. Manage the overall schedule of the entire team.</li> <li><em><strong>Encourage innovative solution.</strong></em>&nbsp;Support creative exploration to address design for manufacturability (DFM). Represent customer product engineering requirements in plant level decisions. Evaluate, analyze and initiate corrective action relative to design and performance.</li> <li><em><strong>Quality improvement.</strong></em>&nbsp;Develop failure analysis and problem solving (8D process) to improve product design and to prevent recurrence of product design related problems. Develop training programs to increase the capabilities of the team to solve problems and create better designs that meet customer requirements for form, fit and function. Recommend measures to improve process methods, team performance and quality of work. Utilize Continuous Improvement tools and apply 5S standards to the department</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>So, how do we know you are the new Development Manager? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>The education.</strong></em>&nbsp;A degree in Engineering or equivalent.</li> <li><em><strong>The experience.</strong></em>&nbsp;5+ years experience leading, building and managing teams. Expertise in product design for manufacturability including fabrication, molding, machining and finishing products.</li> <li><em><strong>The technical knowledge.</strong></em>&nbsp;Hands-on experience using modern 3D design techniques, SolidWorks in particular. Expertise working with sheet metal, Injection Molding and Machining. Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Excel and Access.</li> <li><em><strong>The interpersonal skills.</strong></em>&nbsp;Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills. Expert ability to build relationships and collaborate within and across teams, from the manufacturing shop upwards to C-level executives. Confidence to take a stand, defend your decision and hear the opposition.</li> <li><em><strong>The leadership ability.</strong></em>&nbsp;A motivator, a coach, an advisor. People look to you for direction in a crisis and strategic guidance on a daily basis. Comfortable facing adversity head on; a high sense of urgency and expertly balance multiple deliverables across many projects simultaneously. Insightfully organize people and capitalize on their strengths. Champion of best practices and innovative thinking.</li> <li><em><strong>The analytical skills.&nbsp;</strong></em>Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probe all fruitful sources for answers, looking beyond the obvious. Proactive and creative.</li> <li><strong><em>The flexibility.</em></strong>&nbsp;A willingness to work a variable schedule and travel up to 5% of the time (New York, Mexico and potentially China).</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Array way</strong></p> <p>Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.</p> <p>At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p>Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</p>