Innovation Manager

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

Santa Ana, California

Behr Paint Company

<p><strong><em>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company and maker of the BEHR&reg;, KILZ&reg;, WHIZZ&reg; and E&amp;J&reg; brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value.&nbsp;Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.</em></strong></p>

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Full time

Overview: The Innovation Manager is a leader on the Product Innovation Team and reports to the Senior Director of Product Innovation in the New Product Development and Innovation Group.&nbsp; The Innovation Manager leads and continuously improves end-user insight driven innovation processes of the company.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Help develop the BEHR brand's identity in physical products&nbsp;</li> <li>Develop a deep understanding of our customer and design to their needs.&nbsp;</li> <li>Generate unique and patentable product concepts&nbsp;</li> <li>Support external Industrial Designers and Engineers&nbsp;</li> <li>Work with internal development teams to launch products&nbsp;</li> <li>Manages product insight, ideation and concept development processes - identifies and selects tools and techniques&nbsp;</li> <li>Manages product insight, ideation and concept generation sessions with consumers and Pros to help discover new product and service solutions aligned with the company&rsquo;s growth priorities&nbsp;</li> <li>Leads product insight, internal ideation and concept development sessions with input from Sr. Director Product Innovation and others&nbsp;</li> <li>Maintains a list of continuous improvement opportunities for Behr&rsquo;s product insight, ideation and concept development (FEI) processes- leads improvement initiatives&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide proactive assistance to product managers and others in the businesses to transform their product ideas into validated viable concepts prior to submission to the product development process (Gate 1)&nbsp;</li> <li>Maintain searchable tested product/service concept database and provide easy access to the&nbsp; data base for the rest of the organization&nbsp;</li> <li>Prepare and deliver high scoring product concept pipeline to internal customers and executive management&nbsp;</li> <li>Understand MIG process and participate on one or more MIG teams&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><u>Job Qualifications:</u>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree required; Master&rsquo;s degree preferred&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">A background in product design, product development, product engineering, or agile research&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Minimum of five years of experience in product <span class="WFN2">development/innovation</span> in consumer products&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR"><u>Knowledge /Skills/Abilities:</u>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Strong concept development skills&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Strong prototyping skills as well as experience managing outside model makers&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Excellence in Fusion360 or Solid Works and Adobe Creative Suite</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Strong presentation development and delivery skills communicating the value and importance of design&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Extensive knowledge of manufacturing materials and processes</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Ability to integrate design direction from a multitude of sources</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Ability to function as a business leader as well as a designer</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Knowledge of and experience with product ideation and concept development tools and techniques&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Knowledge of and experience with Lean Start Up tools and techniques&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional projects</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Product design - method and ideology&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Comfort with ambiguity&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">A high level of tenacity and passion for the process of innovation</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Experience with continuous improvement tools such as Kaizen and 5S- ability to lead events a significant plus&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR"><u>Special requirements:</u>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR">Willingness to travel on limited basis&nbsp;</p>