Support JRDC Engineering department in all technical and data elements related to new product development. Collect, validate, analyze, apply and archive all product data management information. Interact with and build successful and professional working relationships with the Design, Product Development, Manufacturing (internal and external), Strategic Sourcing, Jewelry Supply Planning and other corporate entities to ensure a unified and sustainable New Product Development channel.
Documentation & Data:
Accurately and expediently measure, collect, analyze, present and communicate data and comparative documents to support the design, prototype fabrication and transition to manufacturing of new product.
Coordinate and accurately maintain of all product related data and project requirements, including but not limited to part number set-up, Bill of Material/Route, cost, product specifications and work instructions, adhering to SOPs and best practices.
Create and maintain project folders with all product related documentation, including but not limited to Critical Requirements document, CAD models and drawings, product and tooling estimated costs, material and tooling purchase requisitions, work instructions, testing and time studies, quality evaluations and reports, reference documents and prototype transfers. Ensure alignment with file management protocol, including nomenclature and transfer.
Aid department metric data accuracy, collection and reporting - systematically and promptly documenting relevant activities.
Generate, maintain, track, close and report on all project work orders, including but not limited to material adjustments, location transfers, inventory reconciliation and final disposition.
Track and maintain CER/expense billing.
Maintain milestone documents for weekly meetings. Ensure accurate and prompt update of all product status documents and reporting.
Communicate any scarcity, shortages or excess inventory issues.
Leadership/ Project Management:
Facilitate new product planning meetings, agendas, recaps and follow-up actions.
Maintain all project document repositories and ensure completion at project end.
Process and communicate rapid costing scenarios for design concepts and production "should" cost for prototypes, identifying primary cost drivers.
Track all work order movement and product costs.
Track and maintain all CER/expense files.
Adheres to safe work practices and the safety policies of the organization. Works to improve the safety of current and new processes under development.
Technology & Innovation:
Research and develop innovative processes, manufacturing techniques and/or tooling during the design, concept, and prototyping stages of the product lifecycle to improve throughput, reduce scrap/rework, improve product quality.