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R&D Engineer Manager

Nexgrill Industries
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
November 10, 2016

Job Location: Taipei, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Panyu, China

Company info:

Nexgrill is a leading global producer of gas and charcoal grills and grill accessories. It designs and markets an extensive line of high-quality grills under the Nexgrill and KitchenAid brands, as well as OEM products for several global retail partners.

Nexgrill headquartered in Chino, California. Nexgrill has significant grown revenues and profits over the past five years. Additionally, we have offices in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Africa, along with manufacturing in Main Land China.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for designing and developing BBQ grill products. Directs and leads engineers. Establishes the development strategy for all outdoor BBQ grill, accessories, and patio heater based product development. Manages resources, project budgets and the priorities of the teams for product development. Defining structure, resources and budgets for both development and sustaining efforts across BBQ grill product lines. Works with other Engineering, Quality Assurance, Operations, and other groups globally to ensure clear roles and responsibilities for product development and sustaining deliverables. Collaborates with Marketing to define the short-term and long-term roadmaps for product development across product portfolios, and collaborates with senior management to ensure adequate resourcing of all projects.

Job Description:

Responsible for personnel management within the Engineering Team.

Manage department as well as project resourcing and budgets.

Define project scope and priorities.

Project resource assignment and management

Recruiting, development and retention.

Training and mentoring.

Annual performance reviews.

Provide resources to develop new processes, tooling, and packaging for product fabrication as defined by project plans.

Ensure that all systems are in place to support verification and validation activities.

Primary R&D Engineering interface to quality, operations, and marketing for issues with new and existing products.

Manage and deliver projects guided by design controls within the product development process.

Communicate project status throughout the organization including the senior management team.

Identify the needs and goals for a new product, from function to aesthetics.

Coordinate with market researchers and materials suppliers to evaluate market needs, existing competition, and potential costs.

Create and test new products to determine the user-friendliness and marketability

Formulate manufacturing specifications for new products

Ensure qualities of the products align with the standard of the manufacturer

Consistently develop new and innovative products in support of the mission and continued growth of the company.

Continuous design and implementation of processes and design improvements for current product, for ease of assembly, manufacturing, and shipping inefficiencies.

Test new products’ usability

Develop brands and design the marketing and packaging graphics

Identify company goals, integrate market research, and perform design analyses



Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field Required

Domestic and international traveling Required

5-year total work experience Required

3-year related experience in grill manufacturing environment Required, including experience in gas products and components

Industrial Design background preferred

Ability to use Solidworks and AutoCAD

Proficient with MS Office Suite

Knowledge of Adobe Programs preferred (Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator)

Conversational English speaking and intermediate English writing required.