Technical Product Manager

Posted: 28/06/2021Location: USA, Winston Salem

Job Content

  • Is responsible for the implementation, follow up and actively guiding PLM & NPI (New Product Introduction)
  • Definition and follow up of all major projects from first samples yarn orders to customer satisfaction after launch (including CO SUPPLY) for the top customers
  • Review and preparation/ coordination of samples with Sales (needs, quality, delivery)
  • Project management across BDUS units for Launch readiness
  • Project management in BDMA on launches and transfers for our key accounts products.
  • In the lead for re-engineering opportunities with customers (technical costs savings or spec improvements)
  • Responsible for the execution and writing of all the technical documentation for the following project documentation types: PPT, New Product Evaluation, R&D, CARs,PDCA, Risk Assessment and Action Plan, and Project Charters and coordination of PPAP with Quality manager
  • Must have the ability to analyse off quality problems and the capacity to work with the IDE & manufacturing team to fix issues during the development.
  • Develops internal Product development scorecard to be shared with plant monthly to track progress
  • Collaborate w suppliers during development to ensure the BekaertDeslee quality standards.
  • Work with IDE and CPT to develop BekaertDeslee specifications for incoming raw materials (yarns, glues, cones, etc.) with targets and ranges
  • Must be able to project manage in re-engineering products
  • Must actively participate in team meetings
  • Must display a passion for future products and technologies
  • Makes technical data sheet and product specifications
  • Must show initiative and enthusiasm in their job
  • Must realize the Targets in associates personal goals and objectives as written in the Performance Management System (BD Coach)
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes robustness and efficiencies
  • Use engineering skills to improve processes.
  • Develops new processes.
  • Ensure processes produce quality product.
  • Use statistical sampling processes.
  • Make improvements and monitor the progress.
  • Using Bekaert Deslee’s chosen methodologies, identify, recommend for approval and implement projects and actions to eliminate waste or losses (in its widest sense) in manufacturing.
  • Change mindset and behaviours at all levels of the organization through influencing key stakeholders and engaging operators and technicians on the shop floor.
  • Serve as a full partner to the business in evaluating and challenging the status quo to identify value opportunities.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), ability to work with web based applications.
  • Textile experience is not required but desirable
  • University degree; Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Business preferred
  • Proven track record of operational effectiveness
  • Must be able to communicate in and report in English, Spanish is a plus.

Our Offer

  • We offer you a job in a fast growing international organization where entrepreneurship and creativity are valued
  • You will receive a salary package according to your experience topped with fringe benefits
  • We offer the possibility to further expand your skills with a certain autonomy in a very dynamic team

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