Product Development Engineer

About us

In 2014 the journey of Giopato & Coombes began. After years of designing for design companies and gaining high-level experience, two designers chose the light and decided to risk everything by launching their first independent collection. Now as then, they are still driven by the same sparkle of passion. Focusing on high lighting engineering technology, craftsmanship, and a unique approach to custom-made, Giopato & Coombes has become one of the opinion-leading lighting brands in the world. Our team continues to grow and, through research & development, aims to go beyond the limits of an industrial standard production, to bring ever new emotions to our customers.

What we are looking for

The person we are looking for will take care of the development of modular and configurable lamps. This translates into a transversal and dynamic role that takes into consideration commercial and production needs. The result we are looking for is a project that optimizes standard components and responds to the flexible need for custom-made products. She/he will work in the R&D team, supporting the designers in the definition of product configurations. She/he will lead and coordinate cross-functional meetings to ensure that all teams, from production to sales, are aligned with the product grid, codification and release plan. It will be fundamental to pay attention to the transversal needs of the various teams, as well as to the requirements and actions that allow the correct workflow across the different functions. Product configurations must be implemented in PLM, ERP and PIM environments.

Responsibilities

• Define and develop the different product versions from concept to launch

• Define and implement the rules of product configurability, both in commercial and production terms

• Critically evaluate each cross-functional environment to improve configuration workflow and product data processes

• Lead cross-functional meetings with R&D, Production and Sales teams

• Monitor the updating and conservation of product master data, including finishes and materials

Requirements

• Experience in data management, passion for information technology and digitalization

• Ability to work in cross-functional teams (R&D, Production, Purchasing, Sales, IT) and facilitate decision-making

• Resilience, adaptability to change, stress management skills

• Process design skills

• Excellent organizational and relational skills

• Communication skills aimed at simplifying technical complexity

• Curiosity and initiative, with strong attention to detail

• Ability to develop positive working relationships at leadership levels

• Commercial awareness with a pragmatic approach to product development focused at growing the business

• Proactivity towards continuous improvement and willingness to deliver change with minimum disruption

• Ability to organize macro-objectives into manageable and measurable elements

Qualifications

• Experience with data management in relational databases

• Experience with product configuration, both in commercial and production environments

• Good knowledge of English and Italian

• Excellent knowledge of management information systems (SAP preferred)

• Advanced knowledge of Excel

• Experience in the design/architecture/luxury sectors (preferred)

• Technical educational background

• BA or MA Degree in Engineering (preferred)

Next Steps

To join us please send your CV to hr@giopatocoombes.com with Product Development Engineer in the email subject.