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Senior Product Development Engineering Manager

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: May 29, 2024

Job Description:

HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging. What We Need: We are looking for a Senior Product Development Engineering Manager to join our HNI Workplace Furnishings team. The Product Development Engineering Manager strategically drives the technical direction for the product category. This role is responsible for defining product performance requirements and influences the organization to understand and make key business decisions to best balance cost, quality, aesthetics, and other product characteristics. The role mentors and supervises engineers on fundamentals of product engineering and provides broad technical leadership to the organization. What You Will Do:

  • Define and meet product performance requirements, including certification requirements, quality, and customer satisfaction during and after product launch.
  • Understand and make appropriate tradeoffs in terms of cost, complexity, aesthetics, and investment.
  • Oversee internal and external engineering resources to hit targeted launch dates, and other major milestones.
  • Influence cross-functional teams to achieve project goals, for example, quality and profit targets.
  • Develop and manage the department budgeting, resource planning, and project level capital and expense budgets.
  • Stay current on material properties and selections, alternatives to existing HNI solutions.
  • Provide leadership with technical updates and act as the subject matter expert.
  • Maintain compliance standards and communicate changes into appropriate leadership. Supervise, coordinate, provide leadership and review work of assigned members. Conduct performance evaluations and recommend merit increases, promotions, transfers, corrective actions, and other personnel actions. Interview and recommend candidates for employment. Drive member engagement.
  • Participate in activities as appropriate to ensure the success of the organization. What You Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field required.
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Engineering or related field.
    • 4 years of management experience preferred.
    • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 10% of the time. HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products. As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and in 2022 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. How we act today protects how we live tomorrow. Check out our CSR Report here: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives. We value each other's differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here: We offer Benefits on Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about all the benefits HNI has to offer visit . We also invite you to visit us at to learn more!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Bloomington , Senior Product Development Engineering Manager, Engineering , Bloomington, Illinois

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