Fellowes

  • Project Engineer

    Location US-IL-Schaumburg
    Job ID
    3488
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Product Development/Engineering - Body Glove
  • Overview

    It’s the people who make the difference. Our four-generation family business, built on our founding values and principles, delivers best-in-class quality products with a growing Fellowes family of employees. If you are leading your own career and want to work with brands committed to helping you be your best, we want to meet you.

     

    Our Team

     

    Our culture encourages initiative and integrity. Our work environment is based on respect for individuals in an atmosphere of collaboration with a focus on results. The Fellowes Mobile team is passionate about creating and delivering high quality, user-friendly products for our customers and their consumers. This team lives by the “work hard, play hard” mantra, putting in the extra hours to achieve our goals, supporting each other during crunch time and always coming together to celebrate our wins.

     

    The Role

     

    The Project Engineer, based in our Schaumburg, IL office, presents an exciting opportunity for a driven engineering professional to join a fast-paced, high-energy group in leading numerous new product launches in the mobile accessories space (to include phone cases, tablet cases, screen protectors and more). From concept to launch, you will be a key part of the new product development process. You will work collaboratively cross-functionally within the organization and with international partners in Asia to ensure flawless execution of new product launches. All of this comes together to offer unmatched exposure and development that is hard to find anywhere else.

     

    You Will:

     

    • Drive new product development timelines through an abbreviated gate process to meet the launch of multiple new devices, to include phone and tablet cases
    • Manage very tight timelines for new products and line extensions by working directly with vendors in Asia as well as cross-functionally within the organization
    • Direct key product development projects, from concept through launch, for multiple simultaneous projects
    • Oversee product quality, to include anticipating the drivers of consumer appeal and initiating product changes that deliver higher product reliability and customer satisfaction
    • Support supply chain by identifying cost reduction opportunities
    • Put in extra time beyond a 40-hour work week (to include evenings and weekends) in support of conference calls with our overseas partners
    • Travel up to 10 percent, to include internationally

     

    What You Bring to the Team

     

    • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, product development, mechanical engineering or other related field
    • A minimum of one (1) year of related professional experience in new product design or engineering
    • Working knowledge of Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks) and Excel
    • The ability to effectively organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-pressure and ever-changing environment
    • Exceptional communication (written and verbal) around project status and issues
    • Strong problem-solving skills to troubleshoot problems and the ability to provide solutions during concept development
    • A high sense of urgency while maintaining a strong detail orientation throughout the project lifecycle
    • Flexibility and the ability to be nimble during times of change
    • A positive attitude, a strong work ethic and a willingness to take on new challenges
    • The drive to stay up-to-date on consumer, competitive and technology trends in the always evolving mobile space

     

    You May Also Have

     

    • CPG and/or retail experience, preferably in mobile technology
    • Familiarity with injection molding and plastic
    • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams (technical, design and manufacturing) on the conception, development and launch of consumer products
    • Experience in both U.S. and Asian manufacturing process design and set-up for the production of high-volume, mass-market products
    • Experience in Business Process Improvement (BPI)

     

    About Fellowes Brands

     

    Founded on a rich 100-year history, our reputation, passion for excellence and Fellowes values - a belief in people, integrity, innovation and continuous improvement - live in every product we make, and inspire best-in-class design, quality and performance in all we do. Our four core values drive our behavior, approach and response to the world around us. Initiative. Integrity. Teamwork. Passion. These values are steeped in the character of our founder, Harry Fellowes, who established a value-based culture at Fellowes over a century ago.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

     

    Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes' property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.

     

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