Senior Design & Development Engineer @ Mont Blanc Industri U.K.
Product Development Technologist @ Pushchairs, Mothercare plc
O Level @
Houghton Regis Upper School
An enthusiastic and confident Product Development Engineer who combines a high degree of technical knowledge and skill with creative ability and passion. Has developed a firm desire to create products that not only satisfy the consumer need for high quality products but also the manufacturer's need to maximise turnover and reduce costs. Many years success in a
An enthusiastic and confident Product Development Engineer who combines a high degree of technical knowledge and skill with creative ability and passion. Has developed a firm desire to create products that not only satisfy the consumer need for high quality products but also the manufacturer's need to maximise turnover and reduce costs. Many years success in a professional working environment ensures a mature and practical approach.
Proficient with a wide variety materials and manufacturing processes: machined, tubular, and sheet metal fabrication. Injection moulded and vacuum formed plastic components as well as fabrics and sewing techniques.
Skilled in 3d modelling, experience with various Cad systems (Autodesk Inventor, Autocad, CimCad) appreciation and knowledge of most other Cad systems (ProE, Solidworks, Catia).
Has a practical and creative approach to problem-solving (Three patent registrations for automotive consumer products.)
Skilled in product styling, experienced in dealing with brands and brand 'families'.
Innovative with strong commercial awareness, ensuring products are value engineered from concept.
Excellent communication skills - effective listener and builds rapport easily.
Self disciplined and able to meet deadlines, works effectively in teams and motivates others.
Senior Design Engineer @ From July 2013 to Present (2 years 6 months) Product Development Technologist @ Renowned as the largest growing unknown company in the UK, Icon Live provides fashion and costume Jewellery to retailers and supermarkets in the UK. The role of managing all technical aspects of the kids department offers many challenges. Meeting internal targets on quality, safety and costs whilst managing the high expectations and integrity of the many host brands.
- Managing and progressing technical development of products through production, to market deliverables.
- Ensuring all products meet quality, legal, safety, and performance requirements.
- Management of new and existing supply base including capability, and social and ethical compliance.
- Point of contact for host brand Product Technologists, advising on best practice, technical specifications, benchmarking analysis,
- Developing concept closely with design department, ensuring designs meet manufacture and safety requirements.
- Product testing, research, user trials, and competitor analysis of all new products.
- Advising on manufacturing and engineering trends to maximise innovation and manufacturing profitability.
- Managing on time approval of products against critical path to meet seasonal buying calendars.
- Monitor the performance of all products and take action as appropriate to resolve issues, improve manufacturing costs and ensure customer and host brand satisfaction.
- Liaise with the legal team as well as Trading Standards on any product issues. From March 2010 to July 2013 (3 years 5 months) Product Development Technologist @ Managing and undertaking all technical aspects of the busy pushchair department as well as other items such as travel cots, bouncing cradles, and carriers. Role requires management of product development team in China, overseeing technical aspects of internal design and buying teams and with international suppliers.
Managing and progressing technical development of complex products from concept, through production, to market deliverables.
Ensuring all products meet quality, legal, safety, and performance requirements.
Developing concept closely with design department, ensuring designs are manufacturable.
Product training, testing, research, user trials, and competitor analysis of all new products.
Advising on manufacturing and engineering trends to maximise innovation and manufacturing profitability.
Managing on time approval of products against critical path to meet seasonal buying calendars.
Monitor the performance of all products in the pushchair dept and take action as appropriate to resolve issues, improve manufacturing costs and ensure customer satisfaction.
Liaise with the legal team as well as Trading Standards on any product issues.
Capability approval of supply base including quality and social and ethical compliance.
Successful growth of directly sourced Mothercare branded products from 25% to 75%
Development of Mothercare's first ever internally designed products (Spin, Urbanite, Stroller platform)
30% reduction in returns rates over 2 years offering a cost saving of £1m p.a.
Successfully changed the way quality performance was reported to the rest of the business.
Implementation of 10 language user guides and introduction of user guide templates giving cost savings of £4K (approx) on all NPD lines.
Commended on working relationship with development team in China, and used as a best practice example by peers. From September 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 4 months) Senior Design & Development Engineer @ Overseeing a small team of two design engineers and one production engineer, responsible for the design and development of all products and management of all technical aspects of various product ranges for the UK’s leading automotive accessories manufacturer. Project management of customer branded product ranges (Halfords, Ikea) and OE parts for vehicle manufacturers (LDV, Smart). Using Autodesk Inventor to design and produce all new parts and products from concept to manufacture. Dynamic and static testing of all products and product modification, ensuring conformance with quality and safety regulations (DIN/TUV). Management of technical helpdesk, advising members of the public on product fitment. Product training and training manuals. Sourcing and liaising with manufacturers and suppliers in the EU and Far East on all mechanical issues.
Implementation of Far East manufactured products at MBI.
Successful delivery of innovation within product ranges with three patent applications for products. (Headrest mounted dog guard, Cycle carrier lock, Arm feature on Barracuda cycle carrier.)
Design of the first ever fully universal quick mount cycle carrier (Halfords Advanced rear high mount carrier)
Design of plastic roof bar foot which replaced 3 previous products and integrated with all clamp kits as well as being able to retro fit to older clamp kits allowing 100% integration into current ranges.
Successful value engineering programme of all products manufactured in the UK achieving a 25% reduction in materials and manufacturing costs.
Implementation of product testing facility, including design of all test rigs and product test specifications. From 1999 to September 2007 (8 years) Cad Engineer @ Sole mechanical engineer for Symmetricom’s UK R&D facility in Northampton. Responsible for all mechanical aspects of the company’s GPS and timing products. Project management of a diverse array of mechanically based products such as aviation, submarine, cellular phone antennas, and 19” rack mounted products. Sourcing and liaising with manufacturers and suppliers on all mechanical issues.
Design of Proteus hardware to enable off the shelf solutions to bespoke customer GPS requirements
Implementation of rapid prototype techniques to provide low volume production tooling. From January 1996 to January 1999 (3 years 1 month) Cad Design Engineer @ Starting as a drawing office junior in 88 in what was Continentals defence electronics division, successfully completing an apprenticeship, and eventually managing all drawing office/design activity for the satellite TV division, specialising in mechanical and printed circuit board design.
Value engineering PCB layouts to minimise mechanised (pick & place) assembly time by 25%
Introduction of integrated zinc die cast fasteners to LNB hardware reducing final assembly time by 75% From January 1988 to January 1996 (8 years 1 month)
HNC, Mechanical Engineering @ Luton College of Higher From 1991 to 1993 O Level, English, Mathematics, Physics, Technical drawing, Art, Spanish @ Houghton Regis Upper School From 1984 to 1987 Dunstable College of HigherUniversity of Bedfordshire Paul Moss is skilled in: Product Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, Retail, Product Design, Consumer Products, Design Engineering, AutoCAD, Injection Molding, Concept Development, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Solidworks, Design for Manufacturing, Competitive Analysis
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