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Ongoing Product Development Leader

Goodyear, AZ

Position Profile: Ongoing Product Development Leader

kp prime search, the retained search division of kpCompanies is leading the search for a matrixed operational Leader, who will have direct supervision over engineers and CAD designers.  This position will also collaborate with senior and peer management, external suppliers, manufacturing, quality, marketing, finance, sales, service, packaging engineering, materials engineering, legal, and code and regulatory.


THE ORGANIZATION:  Andersen Corporation

At Andersen, Orange is how we describe a spirit that drives us to imagine what’s possible. Our commitment at Andersen is to have an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees feel respected, valued and driven to realize their full potential. Whether in product development, our manufacturing processes, sales programs and services, the relationships we build—with our customers, our communities and each other—we see possibilities everywhere, every day and use our collective talents to make it happen. We hope you’ll accept our invitation to Be Orange, Be You at Andersen.

Your priorities in this position will be:

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and work direction to a team of 5 direct reports

  • Establish and nurture an environment conducive to high levels of morale, associate satisfaction, and performance

  • Project and task prioritization

  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of inputs in situations where limited standardization and data exists

  • Identify and deliver product design support and solutions targeted at business growth and operational excellence in safety, quality, delivery, and cost in the manufacture of window and door products

  • Able to manage projects and provide detailed coaching on managing projects – ensuring success criteria are defined and delivered upon and creating and adhering to detailed timelines

  • Budget setting and management

  • Act as a liaison to coordinate and manage enterprise RD&I initiatives

  • Provide support to cross-functional initiatives




  • BS in engineering or equivalent engineering experience

  • 5-7 years of experience in Quality, Research and Development, or Process Engineering

  • Passion for leading and developing a high-performance team

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  This position will be required to promote, justify, and generate energy for project ideas to all levels in the organization, up to the executive level

  • Proficiency in project management methodologies with demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion both independently and while leading a team

  • Self-motivated with strong intellectual curiosity

  • Knowledge of design specification and documentation methods

  • Expected travel of <10%


 Andersen is committed to making a difference through challenging ourselves each day, recognizing, and rewarding success, taking pride in our work and honoring a legacy built on doing the right thing. There is great respect for life outside work so that you can bring your best self to work.

 We are committed to demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation of our similarities and differences so that each employee can realize his/her potential and we exceed our customers’ expectations.

 As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

  • Health Savings Account contributions

  • Paid holidays plus PTO

  • 401(k) plan & contributions

  • Professional Development and tuition reimbursement opportunities

  • A culture that supports work-life balance

  • An environment where collaboration is key

  • Volunteer opportunities – on company time

  • Environmentally conscious business decisions

  • 10,000 employees and career opportunities nationwide


Salary: $90,353-$140,047

How to Apply:


Contact  aiesha.matthews@andersencorp.com for more information.

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