Did you know that the world's largest and foremost sewing machine company has its development department in Huskvarna? Now it's going to be even bigger! VSM are investing in Huskvarna - to strengthen new exciting challenges. We hope that you want to make this trip with them!Om kundföretagetAbout VSM Group:
SVP Sewing Brands is the world's largest consumer sewing machine company, accounting for approximately one out of every three sewing machines sold annually across the globe. The company was founded in 1851, and its three iconic brands - SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® - each have delighted consumers for over 140 years. The Singer brand is the industry's most recognized and ranks #1 in the industry in brand awareness, likelihood to purchase and overall quality, according to a recent Gallup survey. The Husqvarna Viking® and Pfaff® brands have a premium positioning that are regarded as the brands of choice for serious sewers and crafters.
The company's corporate headquarters is located in Nashville, TN and is supplemented by regional headquarters/sales offices located in Milan (Italy), São Paulo (Brazil), and Sydney (Australia) that, combined, reach consumers in more than 180 countries. SVP has four manufacturing facilities across Asia and Latin America, two global R&D centers, a software development center in Europe and a global supply chain with distribution centers in all regions.
SVP has a history of innovation and has established a leading offering in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) segment by introducing mySewnet®, the industry's first cloud-based operating system, and the Premier+ suite of software. Its product portfolio covers entry level sewing machines all the way up to advanced, internet-connected, leading edge household sewing machines that retail for $15,999 and all segments in-between. In addition to sewing machines, the product portfolio includes sewing accessories, notions, garment care products as well as software.
The products are sold across a network of sewing machine dealers, mass retailers (e.g., Costco, Walmart, MediaMarkt, Carrefour), specialty retailers (e.g., Joann, Michaels), online retailers (e.g., Amazon, Tmall), distributors, and through the company's ~200 internally-operated retail stores.The Industry
The sewing machine industry is a global industry that is experiencing renewed growth. In developed markets, growth rates are projected to outpace GDP growth, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the leading industry data source. Growth in these markets is driven by the Millennial generation that is increasingly attracted to personalization, crafts and self-expression (e.g., cosplay). In developing markets, the industry is expected to grow at 6.7% annually, fueled by the emerging middle class and the "need to sew" segment that uses sewing machines to support the household.The Future
In 2018, SVP was acquired by Ares Management (www.aresmgmt.com), a leading asset manager with $125B+ assets under management. The new owner has made substantial investments to strengthen the balance sheet and set the company up for growth. Leveraging its brands, innovative products, motivated employees, global footprint, and the financial strength of the new owner, SVP is looking compete more aggressively in the marketplace, accelerate growth, and attract talented team members.Dina arbetsuppgifter
The main task in this role is manage the NPI-process. You will work with the cross-function team with whole NPI-phase to deliver the qualified products on schedule.
- Strict adherence to the PDP and PEP processes, completing Phase Exit gates, and deliver qualified products meeting NPI deliverables.
- Primary responsibility to Create, Drive, Manage and Mitigate project schedule, communicating its status and highlight gaps to the plan.
- Primary team interface working with internal design team, internal support groups, operations team, OEMs and marketing.
- Set, manage, and communicate expectations to the project team, management, and other stakeholders.
- Identify and manage project resource constraints, dependencies, and critical paths to accomplish the program goals; resolve issues.
- Manage material supply to ensure build configuration and schedule will support required NPI deliverables.
- Regular communication with off-shore manufacturing and supply chain team members.
You have an BS in an engineering discipline and at least 5 years of relevant experience in project management. You have prior experience in NPI and Product Lifecycle Management processes, and managing cross-functional teams, interacting with a broad range of functions, skills, cultures and personalities. If you also have previous experience as a mechanical engineer in R&D or Operations, that is a strong advantage, aswell as PMP-certification.Other information:
Start: As soon as possible
Work extent: Full-time employment
Employment: The service is a direct recruitment, which means that you will be employed directly with VSM Group Sweden.Your application:
This recruitment process is conducted by OnePartnerGroup. The request from VSM is that all questions regarding the position is handled by OnePartnerGroup.
Please apply via the link below and attach CV and cover letter in English. Interviews will take place continuously. The position may be filled before closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.
For more information regarding the position or the recruitment process, please get in touch with the recruitment consultant Marcus Rosenblom at +46(0)36 440 90 11 or by e-mail at email@example.com.