Product Development Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Steel
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:DIM/23589
  • Closing Date:21 Dec 2021


Fletcher Steel is New Zealand’s leading importer, distributor and processor of steel representing Fletcher Building’s Easysteel, Fletcher Reinforcing, Fletcher Wire Products, Dimond Roofing, Dimond Structural, CSP Pacific and Pacific Coilcoaters brands. We are the strength at the heart of New Zealand’s buildings and infrastructure. Our people work collaboratively using their skills, proactivity and individuality to do amazing work, share our success story and have some fun along the way!

The Dimond Technical and Specification team provides technical leadership to the industry and some 200 employees across 10 sites nationwide. The team thrive on understanding project requirements and customer needs to provide the right solutions and systems, so that the trust we build is reflected in our brand. From DHS purlins to Hibond metal deck flooring and roofing profiles like Dimondek 630, Eurotray and Tricore insulated roof systems, we have developed and refined many industry leading systems over more than 50 years. 

The Role

The key to this role is delivering industry leading systems in the structural and roofing markets to specifiers and owners. This means you will partner in the business and externally to understand business challenges and market needs, owning Dimond’s product development strategy, leading projects and delivering products to market. It’s more than just a title - you can expect to be at the forefront working through practical solutions to building projects and providing concise pragmatic technical expertise and leadership along the way.

About You

You will bring a highly motivated and proactive approach, enjoying freedom and using your natural curiosity to investigate, explore and understand – combining your ability to think through issues using engineering and scientific principles and using your experience and judgement to apply practical and well-thought out solutions that make sense.

You will be familiar with product development, project management and technical principles, understand market trends and drivers to seek out the best opportunities to work on, with the adaptability and resilience to effectively lead product development strategy, managing the process and working on projects through to delivery.

The ease with which you build relationships and utilise your networks balanced with the clarity and simplicity in the way you communicate will be at the heart of everything you do.

Whilst product development experience in the steel or roofing industry would be great, we are keen to talk to people with relevant experience in the building or related industry. 

What we offer

We believe that having a flexible and adaptable workplace makes us stand out from the crowd, and we operate in a high-trust environment that allows for work-life balance and commitment to the ongoing development and wellbeing of our people. On offer is a very competitive salary package including vehicle. 

To take the next step in your career to join a respected company with well established brands, don’t hesitate to apply now!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.