Research & Development Project Manager

Does managing complex projects in a multidisciplinary environment excite you? Do you easily adapt to different situations? If so, you need to join our team! Every project is a different challenge. We are searching for dynamic and competent people to join our skilled team of experts.

Position summary

Does managing complex projects in a multidisciplinary environment excite you? Do you easily adapt to different situations? If so, you need to join our team! Every project is a different challenge. We are searching for dynamic and competent people to join our skilled team of experts.
Under the direction of the R&D Director for Canada and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, the R&D Project Manager will ensure the success of product development projects at MAAX, particularly those involving shower doors. This person will be responsible for managing these projects within schedule and budgetary constraints and in compliance with technical and cost requirements. The R&D Project Manager will also be responsible for evaluating and improving existing products based on feedback from various departments and customers. This position will require strong collaboration within multiple departments. A strong link with Product Managers (Marketing), Operations staff (Production and Procurement) and the R&D team will be key to success.
This person will motivate and stimulate the project team by demonstrating leadership, managerial skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm. As a team led by the project manager, its members will also demonstrate technical competencies, professionalism and the ability to synthesize information.
This position involves regular communications and giving presentations to large audiences, including company management, in both French and English. Frequent interactions with Asian suppliers and strong communication skills are also required.

Primary responsibilities

  • Effectively manage new product development projects in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Effectively coordinate tasks and ensure creative solutions
  • Understand products and product strategies
  • Actively participate in the improvement process, in particular in the product development process
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Some experience in product development
  • Bilingual (written and oral); excellent speaking proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Mandarin is an asset
  • Experience in aluminum and PVC extrusion design, injection molded component design a definite asset
  • Experience working within a manufacturing company and/or an Asian supplier is an asset

Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to champion a project so as to increase the support of key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with a focus on driving efficiency
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Motivated and determined to deliver quality products within given timelines and budgets
  • Ability to plan while taking into consideration and integrating the various goals and circumstances of multiple key stakeholders
  • Able to use Design For Manufacturing strategy
  • Experience in thermoforming and composite materials desired
  • Available to travel internationally