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New Product Development Manager - Leeds, AL

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Leeds, AL, US, 35094

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

1615 Moores Street

Leeds, AL 35094

Position Overview

The position will manage and provide leadership to the NPD team, engineering services, and laboratory personnel. Develop and execute NPD projects in line with business plan. Lead team to develop new ideas, collect VOC, and ultimately turn ideas into products in a fast-paced environment. The NPD Manager is expected to be an expert in the New Product Development Process, guiding and training project team members in the use of the process, as well as spearheading any needed improvements to the process. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assure that each NPD projects align with business plan and roll out on time, budget, and meet customer expectations
  • Lead team to deliver NPD growth by aligning business needs, customer needs, and aligning resources to accomplish projects
  • Deliver on NPD sales target, not just by developing the product, but also supporting adoption by interfacing with target customers
  • Lead Design to Value (DtV) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) initiative for business
  • Responsible for budget preparation and subsequent control of budget for all assigned functions (NPD, Test Laboratory, Engr Services)
  • Proactive participation in and contributions to cross-BU innovation projects
  • Participate in strategic and business planning functions including product strategies, workforce requirements, and expense and capital budget proposals.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department.
  • Provide oversight for all engineering aspects of new product development.
  • Keep up-to-date on industry standards, regulatory agency and code requirements (UL, CSA, IEC, ANSI, etc.).
  • Lead the “What’s next?” process to determine priority for what the team will work on.
  • Develop business cases for adding new technology, laboratory improvements, and resources
  • With counterparts in marketing and operations, develop strategic and business plans, establishing plans for new product development, product line extensions, and product line cost reductions (design to value)
  • Contribute ideas for design projects (both new and revised).
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of processes and develop awareness of all current manufacturing processes.
  • Interface with customers and provide technical assistance when required, develop familiarity with applicable industry standards, and increase understanding of utility practices.

Skills and Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years in engineering and project management
  • Prior experience in leading cross functional teams and managing people
  • Proven track record successfully managing multiple projects at the same.
  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred), MBA is a plus
  • Certified Project Manager is a plus
  • CAD experience in 2d and 3d including rapid prototyping and scanning. Inventor, AutoCAD, and Unigraphics preferred
  • Must be a good team leader, with experience working with cross functional teams (engineering, manufacturing, operations, etc)
  • Solid team player who works for advancement of team results, not self-promotion.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must possess strong computer skills.
  • Must be results oriented, with strong motivation to succeed.
  • Must have proven ability to meet project objectives and time lines.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft project or other project management software


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General

Masters Degree in Business


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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