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Product Development & Manufacturing Manager


Posted by Burley Design on 05/31/2019

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Outdoor

Job Categories: Management

State: OR

City: Eugene

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


This position will lead all aspects of Burley product development and quality; from concept generation, product development and production, through sustaining the product thru its lifecycle. The position will work to deliver outstanding safety, quality, and overall performance of all Burley products. The ideal candidate will possess excellent project management and team management skills, with a proven ability to develop, implement and manage product development and quality projects. This position will explore beyond current categories and markets for potential new product introductions. Experience in the bicycle industry and a passion for bicycles and/or the outdoor industry is a plus. This position reports to the President.

Product Design & Development:

1) Responsible for the company’s product strategy and development process including the design and execution of refining current products, expanding current product lines, and increasing product scope in line with the company’s brand strategy and product development goals.

2) Manages day-to-day operational aspects of the product design, development and the product team.

3) Create, drive and maintain product development project plans and timelines for new and ongoing development projects.

4) Possess leadership qualities to lead cross-functional project teams (in-house, contract designers, and vendors) to ensure successful completion of projects in line with the company’s brand strategy.

5) Other responsibilities listed in the full job description found on Burley's career page.

Manufacturing & Quality:

1) Oversees all aspects of manufacturing and quality of Burley products.

2) Oversees and manages Burley QC process and assure company adheres to product development, testing and quality standards for all products.

3) Ensure product safety criteria are defined, stated, documented, tested for and adhered to for all Burley products.

4) Oversees the Quality Engineer’s tracking and reporting of quality issues and key vendor management statistics, as well as 3rd party testing processes, timelines, and procedures.

5) Other responsibilities listed in the full job description found on Burley's career page.

Communication, Leadership and Teamwork:

1) Oversees PD and Quality teams including product development and quality engineers and quality control technician.

2) Is a highly skilled communicator with strong presentation and listening skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

3) Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully to team members, managers, customers and vendors.

4) Coach, mentor, motivate, manage, evaluate and communicate with team members about career goals, performance expectations and PD/Quality and company plans.

Experience/Skills Requirements:

1) Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience.

2) 4-6 years' experience in product management or product design and development.

3) 4-6 years’ experience in manufacturing operations, engineering, supply chain, cost negotiation and procurement experience is preferred.

Finalists for this position are subject to a criminal background check. Please review the full job description on Burley's career page.

About Burley Design

Burley’s mission is to enable adventure. From bicycle tours to weekend strolls, we move people to pursue and share their passion for the outdoors.
Our vision is to build the next generation of riders, adventurers and explorers. This is our legacy, and we build it one day at a time by investing in our products, our people and our community.