The Sr. Product Engineer is a business partner to merchandising team managing and supporting private brands engineering projects. The engineer will partner with internal teams to complete benchmarking, product requirement development, and resolution of product performance concerns for assigned product categories. The engineer will also utilize Bill of Materials as well as internal tools and data to understand raw material, manufacturing, labor, logistics, business and all total cost involved in manufacturing and shipping product. The engineer is responsible for conducting engineering evaluations to determine component and complete product assembly costs for Home Depot Products. Having good business acumen and financial knowledge of key terms will aid the engineer in relating the information to the Merchant community in a constructive and collaborative manner. The engineer works in a team environment as an individual contributor.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
50%-Engineering project management including benchmarking, product requirement development, and test protocol development
30%-Conduct financial and value based calculations, summarize the findings for the business in presentation quality format and communicate findings to key stakeholders
10%-Complete resolution of product performance concerns
10%-Provide general product Engineering guidance and knowledge or evaluations as required to deliver short term business goals
NATURE AND SCOPE
Position Reports to Engineering Manager
Position has no direct reports.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Most all of the time is spent sitting in the same position or standing/walking or there is some requirement to lift or handle material or equipment of moderate weight (8-20 pounds).
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent in a field of study related to the job
Masters of Business Administration
Product costing experience
Extensive understanding of Bills of Materials
Knowledge of Merchandising Financial terms
Knowledge of INCO shipping terms
Experience working in a manufacturing and/or product development environment including design for reduced Manufacturing and Assembly costs
Experience working with OEM suppliers through the product development cycle
Experience working with vertically integrated manufacturers
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Excellent communication skills
Ability to work in cross-functional team environment
Business acumen and understanding of Merchandising
Ability to use standard hand tools and lab equipment such as technical measuring equipment, power tools and pneumatic tools.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to use costing software such as Boothroyd Dewhurst DFM/DFMA
Demonstrated manufacturing knowledge in areas such as plastics, metals, glass, wood, textiles and Printed Circuit boards
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