Job Name:
Product Development Manager

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Bayport, MN
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Job Category:
Engineering, Research and Development
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Description & Requirements

POSITION TITLE: Product Development Manager

Pay Grade: 15C

Job Code:  1270

Job Location: Bayport, MN; Garland, TX or Goodyear, AZ



At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.



Andersen Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a product development leader to join our talented team. This position is responsible for leading a multi-site team of engineers and designers that continuously enhance the design of our existing products. This leader will work collaboratively with cross functional teams to deliver product design solutions that improve quality, performance, and manufacturability of on one of our fastest growing product lines within the enterprise and will be part of the local leadership teams responsible for strategy and execution of business directives. This position will require approximately 30% travel.

Andersen Corporation is a privately held, nationally recognized, and market leading manufacturer of premium quality windows and doors.



  • Provide leadership, coaching, and work direction to your direct team of engineers and CAD designers

  • Manage day-to-day execution of multiple projects in key functional areas (safety, quality, delivery, cost)

  • Act as liaison to coordinate and manage enterprise research, development, and innovation initiatives

  • Manages team and provides site-level coverage and leadership. Ensures that a wide variety of opportunities are identified and addressed appropriately, following company guidelines and practices (this may include supplier, productivity, safety, quality, etc.).

  • Deliver agreed results in the areas of safety, quality, customer service, cost and employee satisfaction/development for all areas of responsibility.

  • Define and communicate performance targets for safety, quality, customer service and cost.
  • Develop and implement plans to provide process improvement in key areas defined above. Product improvement initiatives will be aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and the strategic plan.

  • Establish an environment conducive to high levels of morale, associate satisfaction, and performance.

  • Deliver performance to budget. Use participative approach in budgeting process.
  • Ensure alignment of activities and resources within functional areas. Ensure cross-organization collaboration and associate involvement where appropriate.

  • Acquire the appropriate people, technology, equipment and financial resources necessary to meet customer expectations and implement the business improvement plans.

  • Support new process and product development and implementation.

  • Be highly visible to associates and create a safe environment for participation. Promote active/hands-on management to solve problems and promote high involvement approaches to problem solving.

  • Establish visual management techniques to manage priorities and resources and meet deadlines

  • Mentor developing employees by providing coaching, information, ideas, feedback, and encouragement to promote the growth and development of the team

  • Establishes realistic goals and programs for attaining results for the team

  • Continued personal growth and development. Role model supporting the value of continuous learning.


  • A strong passion for leading and developing a high-performance team

  • BS in engineering or equivalent engineering experience

  • 5-7 years of experience in Quality, Research and Development, or Process Engineering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  This position will be required to promote, justify, and generate energy for project ideas to all levels in the organization, up to the executive level
  • Knowledge of design specification and documentation methods
  • Self-motivated with strong intellectual curiosity
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies with demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion both independently and while leading a team
  • Expected travel of 30%


  • 7+ years Engineering experience in both product and process design

  • Experience using SPC to drive manufacturing improvements

  • Experience driving a Quality culture

  • Lean Sigma Green or Black Belt experience

  • Experience with and passion for data analytics

  • Able to motivate associates at all levels.

  • Bias for action.

  • Displays energy for the business

  • Demonstrates courage to make difficult decisions and act

  • Collaborates with associates at all levels

  • Role model for change

  • Able to coach and develop people at all levels within own organization

  • Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment

  • Able to create and foster a continuous improvement culture

  • Comfortable with and able to work effectively with associates

  • Role model for effective conflict resolution

  • Strong coaching skills for next level leaderships

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes/IT systems

  • Able to articulate engineering and quality requirements and then deploy resources to produce the required solutions.

  • Demonstrates a passion for safety

  • Able to facilitate Kaizen events

  • Strong knowledge of the supply chain


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

·       Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

·       Health Savings Account contributions  

·       Paid holidays plus PTO  

·       401(k) plan & contributions  

·       Professional development and tuition reimbursement 

·       Charity contributions 

·       Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 



In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  


Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting City:
Bayport, MN