Senior Engineer (Hard Goods) – Speedo, Berghaus, Mitre, Canterbury

Posted 3 years ago

Pentland Brands, Nottingham

Job Description & Person Specification:
As Senior Engineer you will:

Lead on-time development engineering of all hard goods products for the specific category using advanced product engineering from concept stage ensuring consumer relevance, optimal cost, quality assurance, reliability, regulatory compliance, safety and speed-to-market.


Responsibility for product manufacture feasibility and effective product/cost engineering with rigorous cost breakdown analysis to deliver cost management/validation to margin requirements for assigned products Creation and translation of all development documentation ensuring clarity and understanding throughout the supply chain ensuring key calendar milestones are achieved.
Interface with Asia team counterparts to optimise development process and prototype approval, empowering ‘close to source’ responsibilities To provide key milestones ‘hit rate’ statistics for monthly KPI reports – Creation of product specifications, testing, prototype assessments and sealed samples OTIF Maintain an awareness of specific market intelligence and innovation, optimising advances in new technology and upholding Brand standards Ensure Insight and customer needs are at the center of development decision making and Product engineering Collaborate with category product team to understand and accomplish seasonal product concepts. Lead prototype assessment and product review with product team regarding assigned products, instruct amendments to vendors to ensure prototypes accurately reflect construction specifications.
Integration of Quality and CI feedback loops – Risk assessment to ensure early identification and input on product construction, testing, regulatory and safety compliance, manufacturing capability and efficiencies.
Share technical expertise to development team members to support building specific product specialism to meet current and future needs of the product category.

Needs to have

Science based degree and/or robust experience in Industrial Development with a proven track record in Hard Goods construction, moulds & moulding (Including EVA and Plastic moulds), materials and components.
Strong understanding and consideration of hard goods manufacturing processes and limitations – tooling, materials, finishes, construction, assembly.
Knowledge of rapid prototyping, and 3D modelling, Proficient in Rhinoceros 4.0 and Solid works.
Experience in application of computer programs to an appropriate level for illustration, data management, presentation, report writing and communication Understanding and affinity of the consumer and their needs.
Proven ability to work within a critical path and meet deadlines, managing time efficiently to achieve completion of a professional standard of work Clear understanding of commercial constraints and KPIs in product; Ability to work across multiple functions with experience of working in a matrix structure a benefit; Strong emotional intelligence to assess, learn quickly and course correct as necessary; People management/ development principles and processes.
Ability to think creatively with strong attention to detail.
Ability to self-manage, prioritise work and multi task.

Needs to be

Leader and organised, structured and comfortable working with a minimum of supervision towards meeting short-term and long-term objectives; Strong collaborator and communicator to maintain and develop trustful relationships with peers across the business or multiple functions in a multi-cultural environment.
Excellent presentation skills and able to influence key stakeholders at all levels of the Business.
Passionate about our products, Development and company success.
Commercially aware and able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen.
Passionate about our products, Development and company success.

Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability – generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

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Application Details:
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Closing Deadline: 14th September