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Research and Development Director

BENEFITS:

  • Working in beautiful Cache Valley with access to an exceptional outdoor lifestyle
  • Great health benefits and long-term savings plans
  • Highly competitive salaries based upon experience
  • A PTO policy that ensures you’re able to find a happy work to life balance
  • Access to cutting-edge technology and hardware

 

SUMMARY

Icon Health and Fitness, the world's leading developer of health and fitness equipment, is looking for a highly qualified person to help our R&D team develop market-leading products for the health and fitness industry. Icon is an exciting, fast-paced environment with opportunities in whole-product design and personal growth. By becoming a part of our team, you will be offered challenges and opportunities that will complement your professional experience. Founded in 1979, we are known by our best-in-class consumer fitness brands which include NordicTrack, ProForm, iFit, Gold’s Gym, FreeMotion, Weslo, Weider, and iFit. Our brands are distributed through hundreds of the world’s finest retailers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

include the following.

This newly created position will direct a multidisciplinary team of engineering and technical managers. The position will have oversight of these managers and the execution of their goals in cost, schedule, and product execution. The candidate will also work with other departments such as merchandising, product development, user-interface development, quality assurance, marketing, sourcing, purchasing, customer service, and production vendors. This position will report to the Vice President of Engineering.

QUALIFICATIONS  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Previous experience in a fast paced consumer product industry
  • Proven leadership and management of a diverse group of engineering and technical personnel
  • A successful history of managing product schedule, quality, and cost
  • The ability to be an agent of change by celebrating wins, supporting employees, and the creation and expansion of a positive, open, and collaborative environment

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years of proven experience managing engineering and technical personnel.
  •  5+ years of tracking resource capacity and managing resources.
  • 5+ years of proven efficient meeting management.
  •  5+ years of experience managing product schedule, cost and quality.
  • Lean principle knowledge and application in project management processes.
  • B.S. or B.A. in Management or similar degree from a 4-year accredited college/university is desired.
  • Six sigma or equivalent continuous improvement training is desired.

We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law."


 

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