About Chefman

Chefman is one of North America’s leading brands of small kitchen appliances. We are in love with great food and we are inspired to empower ordinary people all over the world to create restaurant quality dishes while enjoying an easy-to-follow and user-friendly experience. 

Key Focus for Chefman

Our motto is “Cooking Forward.” Every product we develop takes the home chef to the next level in their cooking experience. From smart connected multicookers to simple one-touch coffee makers, Chefman is dedicated to making people’s lives in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. To accomplish this, we have assembled a team of passionate and committed people on a mission to impact the world one kitchen at a time. We put our hearts and souls into producing an innovative and helpful kitchen product assortment that takes the pain out of meal preparation and adds joy to people’s lives and social experiences. These hardware products coupled with intuitive and convenient software and loaded with authentic and engaging culinary video content provides home chefs with the tools they need to achieve picture perfect results with maximum efficiency.

About the Role

Under the direction of the VP of Product Development, the Project Manager will be responsible for all the technical as well as managerial efforts required to bring a product from inception to production in an efficient and timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and diligently maintain the Project Schedule
  • Interface and manage the production factory
  • Developing the Marketing Requirement Document (MRD)
  • Developing the Project Technical Specifications
  • Conduct testing plans and validation procedures
  • Review and approve product designs
  • Evaluate technical aspects and features of Chefman products
  • Interface with all relevant cross functional teams including:
    • Chefman China Team
    • Quality Control Engineering Team
    • Customer Service Team
    • UX/UI Design Teams
    • Industrial Design Team
    • Culinary & Product Testing Teams
    • Engineering Team
    • Sales & Marketing Teams
    • Logistics/Supply Chain Team
  • Developing all test procedures
  • Preparation of presentations for meetings including PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and CDR (Critical Design Review)
  • Manage and coordinate all vendors and consultants
  • Completion and storage of production documentation package
  • Regular reporting of project status to management
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of product Gift Box Packaging

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with electronic consumer products (electronic hardware and firmware)
  • At least 3 years' experience conducting diagnostic of electrical components in consumer products or related
  • Ability to read and analyze electric schematics
  • Knowledge or experience with stage-gate process of product development
  • Bachelor/Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics
  • Thorough familiarity with consumer electro-mechanical products 
  • Strong technical knowledge of engineering procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Project software desired
  • Familiarity with Task Management software, such as Monday.com, preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive experience in a leadership capacity preferred
  • Experience interfacing with factories in China or overseas
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to participate and contribute positively in work teams
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to complete projects, document work and communicate clearly both in writing and verbally
  • Motivation - High energy - Demonstrates strong sense of urgency in approach to all work
  • Ability to multitask and to manage multiple goals and objectives to their successful conclusion
  • Technologically and design savvy
  • Experience working with small kitchen appliances
  • Amateur foodie or passionate about cooking or eating
  • Experience or enthusiasm working in an energetic and driven startup environment
  • Bilingual Chinese is a plus

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