Product Development Manager
St. Louis, MO 
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Product Development Manager, LM North America

Location: St. Louis, MO

Reports to:Manager Product Development Product Engineering LPD North America

About SKF:

SKF's mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide.

The Lubrication Management (LM) ofSKFconsists of a global team that develops and manufactures lubrication solutions and tools & equipment (T&E) for use in industrial applications and automotive shops.

Your Role:

  • The Product Development Manager is responsible fordevelopment of new products and evaluatingnew technologyas it applies to lubrication solutions.

  • North American (NAM) PD covers LM tools & equipment products as well as automatic lubrication systems.

  • The PD Manager reports to the Manager of Product Development and Product Engineering for NAMLPD.

Responsibilities Include but Not Limited to:

  • Ensuring that PD work is in line with LM overall priorities, securing both short-term and long-term goals.

  • Lead, manage and coach the engineers specificallyregardingtechnicalchallenges.

  • Collaborate with Product Management,Purchasing, and Manufacturing on the development of new products.

  • Manage, supervise, and plan all PD projects within LM NAM through the Product Development Process.

  • Setting short term goals for team members and follow up onprogress.

  • Translate customer requirements intoquantifiableengineering specifications.

  • Analyze and evaluate existing products and technology, both internal and competitive.

  • Ensuring that released products meet agreed design specifications and are compliant with applicable target standards and regulations (UL, ANSI,CE,SAE,etc).

  • Develop and evaluate designs and concepts using 6 Sigma tools.

  • Create the validation plan for new concepts and execute by coordinating with suppliers, test lab, and Application Engineering for field testing.

  • Develop productBOMcost structure for components, assembly, and associated tooling.

  • Coordinate and lead teams to evaluate product quality and safety using tools such as FMEAs and Risk Assessments.

  • Review product applications and existingIPto generatenew ideasthat can result in new products, patents, and be selected for furtherdevelopment.

Competences and Requirements:

  • Engineering degreerequired, Mechanical preferred.

  • Strong technical and practical mindset

  • 5 years or more developing hydraulic, pneumatic and/or battery powered tools from concept to production.

  • At least 2 years of experience leading a technical team.

  • Experience with injectionmolding, and general electronics.

  • Track recordof successful co-developed products with international suppliers

  • Familiar with Compliance such as UL and CE

  • Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Strong communicationskills

  • Ability to work with remoteteams.

  • Willingness to travel domestic and international (<5%)

What You'll Love About SKF:

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

Rest and Relaxation. Vacation is accrued andyou will be eligible for11 paid holidays! Four (4) additional hours of PTO time per month for Perfect Attendance.

Health and Wellness Benefits. SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees.Excellentmedical,vision,land dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse!

Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options!

Immediate eligibility for a five percent (5%) contribution paid on a per pay period basis.Vesting in the Company 401k after one year of service

Much more! Growth opportunities, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!

To Learn more about SKF Please visit the website:

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disable/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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