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Product Development Engineer Sr. at Woodbridge Sales & Eng. Inc.

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Troy, Michigan

Job Description:

The Woodbridge Group® a global manufacturer of foam products and just in time assembly & sequencing for diversified products offers innovative urethane and bead foam technologies, to serve the automotive industry and several other business sectors around the globe. Since its inception in 1978, the company has grown to more than 60 facilities throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The key competitive strength for the Woodbridge Group® continues to revolve around its people and their commitment to improve everything they do. With over 8,000 employees worldwide, The Woodbridge Group® is focused on evolving workplace safety, sustainable environmental stewardship and enduring customer satisfaction, in each of the markets they serve.

Role Purpose:

Develop innovative automotive products utilizing technologies that expand Woodbridge’s global product portfolio. Sr. development Engineer will work with Business Units Product Managers and technical experts to identify priorities and to ensure that deliverables are met and are of high quality.


  • Lead new product development projects utilizing Woodbridge’s systematic gate driven process from ideation all the way to commercialization and launch.

  • Focus on developing new products & product technologies as well as work to enhance current line of products & product technologies by utilizing your own technical knowledge, Woodbridge’s existing technology platforms, along with outside technology and expertise.

  • Provide project definition, set clear objectives, establish time lines, solicit and secure required resources, execute project plan and publish monthly updates.

  • Prepare and present project reviews and updates for upper management.

  • Establish SOW and project plans with team, internal or external

  • Establish a cadence for project progress reviews and lead the team through issues utilizing effective problem solving techniques.

  • Contribute and participate in product trials and carry out feasibility studies.

  • Identify product validation requirements and lead the team through the steps.

  • Support the sales and marketing team in their activities towards commercialization of the developed product.

  • Support the launch team in the APQP process and launch activities


  • Technical University degree with a good understanding of material science, product development, product engineering in manufacturing systems.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Product R&D, Technical functions or manufacturing

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work with customers, engineers, designers.

  • Strong technical aptitude, demonstrated innovation skills.

  • Project management skills are an asset.

  • Experience in successfully managing budgets, time line.

  • Ability to travel.

Experience in Product R&D, Technical functions or manufacturing