Poppin is searching for a Director of Development for its new high growth product category - Poppinpod - an all inclusive approach to privacy, sound mitigation and sub-enclosure within the office. Drawing on a long experience managing the development of architectural interior products, the right candidate will be responsible for overseeing the specification, fabrication, and testing protocols associated with all products in the line, to continuously improve their cost, schedule, performance and aesthetics. The position will report to Poppin’s VP of Design and work cross-departmentally with our merchants, logistics and overseas offices and suppliers.
-Follow Poppinpod’s product development process consistently across all items.
-Ensure all product designs receive complete technical specification including. CAD data / Sample feedback / QC review.
-Manage the communication and delivery of technical specifications to our overseas development teams and vendors.
-Confirm all products are manufacturable in a cost efficient and feasible manner.
-Investigate, source, and distribute all relevant protocols for an evolving category.
-Ensure all products meet design requirements as stated under the corresponding BIFMA, Prop 65, Carb, Combustion, Seismic, Building ---Code, and/or otherwise prescribed testing protocols.
-Ensure all proper documentation throughout the product development cycle.
-Implement consistent methods of communication to keep each department informed of all product development and requirements.
-Minimum of a Bachelors Degree required in the areas of architecture, interior architecture, mechanical or civil engineering with a focus on product development preferred.
-6+ years experience in the architectural interior products industry
-Experience managing direct reports
-Demonstrated facility with top tier CAD platform (Solidworks a plus)
-Documented knowledge of product and building codes compliances and tests
-Broad knowledge of mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and their installation
-Broad knowledge of building materials’ properties and functional characteristics
-Demonstrated success managing the production lifecycle
-Strong communication and presentation skills
-Ability to travel internationally up to 4 times a year
-Ability to correspond after hours with our overseas team
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.