Jul 16, 2021

Director, New Product Development and Supply Chain Operations

$130,000 - $190,000 yearly
  • Murdoch Mason Executive Search Group
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA
Full time Consumer Products / CPG / Packaging Manufacturing / Industrial / Mining Process / Continuous Improvement / Lean / Six Sigma Procurement (Direct Materials) / Purchasing Procurement / Quality Assurance / QA

Job Description

Are you a new product development expert with strong technical/mechanical engineering expertise and strong business acumen? Do you know how to take an idea of a mechanical consumer product, work with engineers, and partner across the entire organization to bring the product to market? Do you have a deep understanding of and proven experience with engineering, R&D, quality, manufacturing, operations, supply chain, procurement, finance, marketing, and sales to successfully launch consumer products for a leading company?

If so, this may be the perfect career fit for you!

Our client has retained us to find a top leader and great culture fit for their iterative, partnership-focused, co-development, and entrepreneurial business that is well-known among consumers globally. We’re looking for a make-it-happen business partner with strong mechanical engineering background who is well-versed in electronics…someone who knows their way around a circuit board and who also knows what it takes to produce a product.


  • Deep experience in the product development cycle / lifecycle for consumer electromechanical devices
  • Strong knowledge of new product development and purchasing practices, material requirements planning, finance, cost accounting, and production
  • Extensive work experience in China and/or Asia highly desirable
  • A minimum of 15 years senior level purchasing, operations, or materials experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with non-US Sourcing and major outsourcing
  • Four-year college degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering, with a master’s degree desired
  • In lieu of a Mechanical Engineering degree, mechanical engineering-related experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Advanced mathematics skills
  • Proven skill in contract negotiations and project management
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Operations certifications are a plus, e.g., Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), APICS Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)


  • Strong cross-functional partnership and influencing expertise, making sure things happen in a timely manner
  • Lots of project management activity
  • Lead new product development in a timely fashion to meet/exceed business needs
  • Lead/support the China engineering staff in meeting all project deliverables (including timing)
  • Domestic and International travel 20%-35%
  • Supports Quality improvements for the business category
  • Source new suppliers for the category
  • Assist/lead in price negotiations and procurement activities
  • Management of supplier relationships

Salary range: $130,000 - $190,000
20% annual bonus target
401k profit sharing
Generous benefits

Relocation available within the United States. No visa sponsorship offered for this position.

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