Job Description & Person Specification:
This role requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a related field. We are seeking candidates with 3 to 5 years of strong experience in product development, analysis, and testing. Experience in consumer goods is a plus!
Other qualifications include:
Demonstrated passion for sport and sporting equipment.
Familiarity with basketball, either as a player, coach or in a professional capacity, is strongly preferred.
A strong team player with a positive and professional attitude and a strong bias for action to solve Entrepreneurial, resourceful and comfortable operating without a high level of structure Strong multi-tasking capabilities and the ability to work effectively in a high-paced environment that embraces change and value creation.
Strong project management and analytic skills.
Knowledge and experience working with SolidWorks and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.) Ability to travel 15% domestically and internationally. (Upon return to normalcy)
Apply through Wilson’s career website.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Build critical relationships and leverage expertise and capabilities from inside and outside Wilson to deliver results and create value.
Ensure clear and constant communication with Chicago Product/R&D teams as well as vendors and material suppliers.
Determine technology approach and conceive innovative routes to enhance performance of basketballs and basketball equipment.
Employ sound experimental designs (DOE) to effectively develop new materials and constructions.
Develop and apply creative ideas for new enabling technologies and support intellectual property activities; provide guidance and recommendations on patents while contributing to the development of IP strategies for area of responsibility.
Interact with external organizations (vendors, suppliers etc.) to explore new technologies for sporting goods applications.
Effectively uses project management/milestone planning techniques to drive multiple concurrent new technology opportunities in line with Wilson’s internal stage/gate development process.
Establish new methods for evaluating products and testing product. Define and write clear product specifications, including inspection and quality control procedures.
Closing Deadline: Dec 2020