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Product Manager/Engineer

Sales & Marketing | Akron, OH | Full Time | Opened 13 days ago

Job Description

                                                           Product Manager/Engineer

Position Statement: 

Increase the technical disciplines applied to our product development process, to facilitate greater new product output and to reduce the risk of product failure.

Job Description  

• Establish and document specifications and performance standards for each new product that CDI will bring to market.

• Work with creative team to assure accuracy and usefulness of instruction manuals and instructional videos. Must be able to adapt, write and edit step-by-step product assembly and use instructions

•Assure that visual presentations of products consistently depict correct and safe operation

•Assist in evaluating reference samples

•When applicable, work with third-party industrial designers to assure that original product designs conform to manufacturing capabilities and product requirements

•Find and consult SME’s as needed to develop and identify relevant product performance criteria


•Bachelor’s degree required

•Demonstrable ability to gather and transform product feedback into actionable requirements

•Have sound business skills with excellent aptitude for technical details 

•Experience defining and launching consumer products

•Avid DIY’er with broad familiarity with home improvement, construction and/or MRO projects that commonly require use of home improvement products.

•Product oriented marketer adept at using all available tracking and measurement tools to surface actionable intelligence

•Must be passionate about product development, product packaging and instructions development and customer acceptance 

•Fluent in core MS Office programs, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook