Henrob Corporation
Requisition Number: 2018-064
Job Title: Product Development Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Work Days: M-F
Work Hours: 8-5
Travel Required: up to 10%
City: New Hudson
State: MI

Product Development Manager

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Description/Job Summary

  The mission of the Research and Development Manager is to lead the US product development team in the most effective and efficient manner, insuring that Atlas Copco Henrob delivers superior solutions and value to our customers.
This role will work closely with the global R&D team and Product Managers to ensure that the output of the team is timely and anticipates customer requirements as accurately as possible.



  • Lead the team to deliver value adding, innovative and robust technical solutions to the market
  • Follow new product introduction processes and define proper deliverables at each milestone to secure quality, lead-time and the cost of the project
  • Work with product management to define new product requirements and support launch activities
  • Work with global engineering management to ensure close cooperation and alignment between R&D teams
  • Engineering point of contact and champion for global product launches at AC Henrob US
  • Report to management on R&D project status, risks and needs
  • Technical management of the local current product portfolio including timely resolution of technical issues
  • Manage, train, motivate, coach people and develop competences of the team
  • Develop and manage the development facilities at AC Henrob US insuring all H&S requirements are met.
  • Act as deputy for the Global R&D manager as and when required

Required Experience

  • Experience working within a fast paced innovative environment
  • Excellent project management and people management skills
  • Fluency in English is required, other languages are a plus
  • Dynamic and creative person with strong innovation and leadership skills, proactive with good interpersonal skills. 
  • Be able to create a strong team and create results.
  • Minimum of 5 years similar experience with a minimum 2 years in a leadership role in Engineering or Project Management.

Required Education

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent qualifications
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Company Profile

Henrob Acquired in 2014 by Atlas Copco, with over 500 people worldwide and expanding rapidly, Industrial Assembly Solutions (IAS) is an innovator and market leader in the field of self-pierce riveting (SPR) and Flow Drill Systems (FDS) with a growing list of global customers in the automotive industry such as Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and General Motors. Atlas Copco IAS designs and manufactures rivets and riveting equipment as well as flow drill systems often for robotic application, offering a comprehensive joining system solution. The Industrial Assembly Solutions division shall be perceived as the global partner for innovative joining solutions in selected customer segments.

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us in writing and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to. 

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