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New Product Development Intern
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Spectrum Brands | Middleton, WI
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Job Description

Division Information

Spectrum Home & Personal Care (HPC) Division participates on a Global basis in small electric appliances, shave/groom appliances and beauty appliances. Our well- known brands include George Foreman®, Black+Decker®, Farberware®, Breadman®, Juiceman®, Russell Hobbs® and Remington®. Our products appeal to consumer trends for healthy eating, stay-at-home cooking, creating today\'s new hair style and much more. We distinguish our product offerings from the competition by employing forward thinking, innovative technologies matched with a strong understanding of consumer needs to bring to market high quality, superior products that delight the end user.

Job Summary

The New Product Development (NPD) Intern is responsible for assisting in the execution of both product planning and product development. The position will provide assistance to the Product Management team with day-to-day reporting, analysis, and various project work. Some administrative support is required.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

* Model the Spectrum Brands eight Core Capabilities to achieve service excellence, meet and exceed organizational objectives and support fiscal responsibility.
* Works with the Product Management team on the success of approved NPD programs (quality, cost, schedule, sell-in, sell-through, consumer satisfaction).
* Assist in continually improving the standardized NPD methods to reduce cycle time, thereby reducing unnecessary costs and improving market responsiveness.
* Assist in identifying areas of market opportunity: consumer insight, trends, new products and packaging.
* Assists in the development of product owner\'s manuals.
* Assist in the execution of NPD process documentation and tracking.
* Performs existing and new product performance testing.
* Participation in execution and analysis of facts and trends of the product category, competitive product entries and consumer usage and attitudes with internal and external resources; recommends action to capitalize on profit opportunities or correct problem areas.
* Participation in ensuring category and positioning information for selling materials is available.
* Develop product concepts, prepare CAD, and prototype.
* Sample preparation and shipping.
* Sample benchmarking.

Education and Experience Profile

* Actively pursuing Mechanical Engineering with minimum two years completed.

Required Skills

* Strong interest in product development.
* Must be able to analyze complex data, situations and develop range of solutions.
* Must be a decisive, action-orientated individual.
* Proven ability to communicate cross-functionally.
* Must have excellent written and presentation skills.
* Proven ability to work effectively on teams.
* Basic understanding of CAD software, Solidworks preferred.

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office, laboratory, & potential for machine shop activity.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.