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Director of Design (Pontoon Boats):$55k+Benefits+401k+Excellent Culture

Company: Lonski and Associates
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: September 6, 2018

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Director of Design (Pontoon Boats):$55k+Benefits+401k+Excellent Culture Michigan, USA Summary Crest Marine, LLC is the fastest growing top 10 pontoon boat manufacturer who is seeking a Director of Design that will have the overall responsibility for all design and prototype work completed by the Design team and for providing the strategic direction for design while advancing Crest Marine product to its potential and beyond. Essential Functions: 1. Inspiring creativity throughout all design work. 2. Ensuring that all Design work is completed to the highest standard. 3. Development of the product scope from idea, to definition, to approval, to execution. 4. Working with the Production Team to produce Key Performance indicators that provide a balanced view of the new product and how we can introduce to production. 5. Coordinating all aspects of Design of all team members and contributors 6. Ensuring that working processes (planning, testing, documentation, and certification etc) are efficient and considered by the Design team. 7. Making recommendations for process improvements for production, purchasing, and marketing. 8. Ensuring that Crest Marine is aware of trends & improvements in both techniques, materials, style and technology that are relevant to the business and create profitability. 9. Timeline management of all design projects. 10. Quality control and improvement of design and research and development output. 11. Maintain communication and relationships between Design and other departments within The Company. 12. Responsible for maintaining and monitoring the Design department as financial cost center as it pertains to department budget and projected cost for tooling, labor, and contracted services. 13. Promote and champion new technologies and their use within The Company. Project Level Functions: 1. Produce boats and features that take into account the abilities of Crest Marine and Owosso Composite. 2. Being the point of contact for all in situations where a high level perspective is required on the strategic direction from sales, dealers and management or in situations of issues being escalated by team members beyond the scope of the project. 3. Be the point of contact with vendors/suppliers as it pertains to changes in model year and enhancements 4. Awareness of the impact that your work may have on your own & other ongoing projects for the company. 5. Conformity of the project to the overall Crest Marine brand strategy defined by the Company 6. Ensuring suitable communication/updates are being provided by the Design team to internal and external contributors or clients on project status 7. Identification and implementation of cost reductions or increased efficiency opportunities to improve end product if applicable 8. Monitoring the financial success of all projects within Crest Marine and Owosso Composite Qualifications and Skills: 1. At least 3 years experience in the Marine, Automotive, RV industries (Marine Preferred) 2. Bachelors degree in Design, or equivalent. 3. Design process experience (Marine preferred) 4. Proficiency in 3D modeling such as Solid Edge, SolidWorks, AutoCAD or ProE design and Engineering software. 5. Candidates must possess excellent listening, verbal and written communications skills 6. Must be organized, detail orientated and self-motivated. 7. Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplined team environment Benefits: 1. Total compensation package of $55,000+ (DOE) 2. Live and work in a unique environment with year round outdoor activity 3. Excellent company culture and history. 4. Health insurance, Retirement Planning, Paid holidays If interested, please send me your resume and a cover letter. Your cover letter should exhibit proof of past success stories with results. Your resume should show a solid work history and THREE excellent professional references. Referral Policy: Whenever you refer someone to us that we place, we will send you a check up to $1,000 as a Referral Bonus. Tom Cassidy, Jr. Marine Recruiter Lonski and Associates LLC [O] 262 397 8980

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