At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We areBUILT FOR THE WILD™.
As Manager of YETI’s Design Engineering team, you’ll lead a team critical to the success of creating, launching, and sustaining YETI products. In this role, you’ll manage the team responsible for bridging the gap from ideation to production, designing with manufacturing in mind while pushing the envelope of what is possible for the best product performance and user experience.
Manage and lead a team of Design Engineers who are responsible for supporting new product development and existing product sustainment
Lead development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the key Design Engineering processes and tools
Manage resources according to business needs and priorities driven by product roadmap and sustaining intake processes
Actively engage teams in key deliverable reviews, brainstorms, and Design and Engineering reviews
Approve key project engineering deliverables throughout the product development process
Build a team culture that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration
Coach and support staff to ensure individual and team success. Set individual and team goals and objectives, create development plans and oversee performance assessment process
Inform product roadmap based on performance, quality, cost, and feasibility
Manage operating expenditure budget including T&E, training, software, and equipment
Qualifications and Attributes:
At least 6 years of experience in consumer product development
At least 2 years of experience leading and developing technical staff
B.S. or higher in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent work experience
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills.
Experience managing complex workflows in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
Experience working with an international team.
Proficient in 2D, 3D CAD software (Solidworks preferred)
Experience with plastics manufacturing (injection molding a must)
Experience with multi-component assemblies (mechanisms a plus)
Experience with metal component fabrication
End-to-end product development experience
Experience working directly with Marketing and Industrial Design teams
Experience with DFMEA, PFMEA, and PPAP utilization
YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.