Product & Sourcing Manager - Commercial Platforms - Paraflex


Job Title: Product & Sourcing Manager
Location: Denville, New Jersey
 

Company Overview: For over 50 Years Paraflex Industries has manufactured high quality products for the Lighting Industry, including commercial & industrial LED fixtures for a wide range of applications.  Paraflex prides itself on providing customers with access to the latest advancements in lighting technology while staying true to its core values. Paraflex prides itself in providing an entrepreneurial environment that is fast paced.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ JOB DUTIES:

  • Oversee the existing product line and provide appropriate product upgrades
  • Responsibilities include sourcing and developing multiple vendor relationships
  • Interacting with operations and both domestic & international vendors for all aspects of the product.
  • Provide strategic direction towards the development and execution of the Commercial product roadmap
  • Evaluate and balance the needs of the Product Plan against product development requirements in determining make versus buy sourcing strategies
  • Determine the viability of sourced products or the level of adaptation necessary to meet product performance goals
  • Lead the planning and implementation of multiple product development initiatives over a fiscal year.
  • Work cross functionally with Operations, QA and Contract manufacturing teams
  • Manage the support of new designs from concept to launch including: conceptual to detailed design, component and material selection, simulation/FEA, safety approvals, testing, certifications and production implementation
  • Create a team environment

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND/SPECIFIC WORK EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Engineering Degree from accredited institution (Mechanical or Electrical Engineer) prefered
  • 5+ years professional experience in lighting industry
  • Professional work experience in LED lighting Fixture design & new products ideal
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Background in mechanical, optical and thermal systems for new or proposed product Improvements or value engineering projects
  • Background in SolidWorks a plus
  • Self-driven and able to work with limited supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  •  Able to handle multiple projects concurrently and function in a collaborative work environment
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication methods preferred, e.g. die casting, injection molding, extrusion, product assembly, etc
  • Experience navigating safety certification testing required
  • Experience with DLC certification process an asset
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (<20%)
  • Night/early morning calls required to interface with team and suppliers in Asia
  • Ability to work 40+ hours per week

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • In-depth knowledge of lighting products
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to convincingly persuade others as evidenced in personal and telephone interviews.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively set and attain goals as evidenced by track record of setting goals, creating work plan, establishing reward, working diligently, measuring performance, adjusting as necessary and accomplishing goal.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

At Paraflex, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision & paid time off (PTO).

Interested candidates should send resumé to Sameer@paraflex.com.