Manager, New Product Development

Manager, New Product Development

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Engineering & Technical




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with Crestline Coach to hire a manager of new product development. Leading a group of engineers, the successful candidate will ensure excellence in mechanical and electrical design across multiple projects and oversee the introduction of new ambulances, vehicles, and subsystem designs under the Crestline brand in Canada and the USA.

Benefits and Perks

  • Generous compensation with bonus incentives
  • benefits package that includes a health spending account and a pension
  • Company-funded events, celebrations, and social gatherings
  • Opportunity for career progression


  • Establish robust engineering standards to validate product design.
  • Plan, resource, and execute new product developments.
    Establish appropriate KPIs and an NPD project reporting schedule.
  • Lead a prototype program to validate the readiness of sales, supply chain, manufacturing, and customer care for volume production.
  • Accountable for the creation and maintenance of the Engineering Product Platform architecture
  • Promote best-in-class engineering through engagement with industry and trade associations, national and global standards institutes, academic institutes, and federal and provincial engineering development programs.
  • With the CPE Manager, forecast, budget, and prioritize departmental resources and equipment; identify and address constraints to deliverables.
  • forecast and budget for resources to meet NPD requirements, optimizing in-house, corporate, and offshore engineering capacity; Manage third-party design services
  • Accountability for budget, employee retention and satisfaction (eNPS), succession planning, setting and maintaining departmental standards and processes


  • A bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is essential. 15 years of experience in low-volume, high-variety manufacturing are preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in leading NPD, NPI, and engineering management are essential, preferably in a multi-site, multi-product, global market environment.
  • proven experience in dealing effectively with business functions. including, but not limited to, sales, marketing, operations, and after-sales service.
  • Strong familiarity within the mechanical and electrical CAD/CAM environments, including Autodesk Inventor, Vault, Illogic, and Zuken’s E3, is desirable.
  • strong familiarity within Configurator Price Quotes (CPQ) software Preference for Quoteworks and Cincom’s CPQ
  • Strong familiarity within an MRP/ERP manufacturing environment, including the SAP business one, is desirable.

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