MiRiDER Product Development Manager

  • Full Time
  • Wigan

Website MiRiDER

Product Development Manager

The Company

MiRiDER is a family-owned business currently in its 3rd year of trading. Our Mission is to get people to fall back in love with cycling, making it fun and accessible for all. MiRiDER was conceived due to a lack of design choice in the folding ebike sector whilst it was clear a good opportunity was available in a growing industry. Capitalising on resource and experience within the rest of the groups companies, (Festive Lights Ltd, Disklok and DRiBOX Ltd), we’ve seen a rapid growth in notoriety and sales thanks to strong industry reviews and 5 star service levels.

Our growing dealer network has been a large part of our success and is now over 120 outlets strong backed by immediate ordering and support. As we build our bikes inhouse and share a 50,000 sqft distribution centre, handling orders and replacement parts is second nature to us.

The Role

In this role, you will be leading the product development to ensure we’re offering the highest quality product at the best possible price for our consumers. The role will require you to deliver exciting, innovative and unique product ranges which complement our brand and mission. You will be responsible for the full product development lifecycle of Mechanical Design, from spec to architecture, detailed design, BOM, tooling, mass production in domestic and overseas factories. You would be based in our R & D office located within our production facility in Wigan which has excellent facilities. The site also houses the showroom, customer service office as well as production and packaging area.

The person we need

You will have a passion for the cycling industry and have a thorough understanding of the mechanics of bicycles: experience within e-bikes is an advantage. A qualification in mechanical engineering or equivalent would be preferable and Industry experience using Solidworks with best practise skills.

You will have an understanding of the process of bringing product to market and have experience with leading negotiations with suppliers. An outstanding communicator to liase with designers, manufacturers and partners alike.

A ‘can do’ attitude and positive ambassadorial approach is essential.

Requirements:

  • A professional qualification in Mechanical/Design Engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years industry experience of designs successfully brought to market.
  • 3+ years industry experience using Solidworks with best practise skills and ability to design and reverse engineer parts
  • Experience in offshore volume manufacturing in Europe and Asia
  • Rapid prototyping experience to aid product developments.
  • Sound knowledge of a range of mechanical manufacturing processes including plastic injection moulding, Casting, Forming and CNC machining.
  • Experience preparing quotation packages to factories and suppliers with technical design drawings as required
  • Experience with mechanical analysis based in the SW package or similar
  • An excellent problem-solving mindset and ability to work solo or within a team
  • Report and present to Directors regularly along with the wider team

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on bicycle frame design
  • Experience working with ebike systems such as electronics, lighting, batteries and motors
  • A network of cycle industry contacts locally and abroad
  • A passion for the ebike industry and changing its influence on global markets

Location: MiRiDER Limited LTD Unit 3, Croftwood Square, Wigan, WN5 0LG

Salary: Competitive depending on experience. Monthly pay.

What We Offer:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Pension contribution
  • Free on-site parking
  • Staff discounts
  • Extra holidays for long service
  • Company sick pay
  • Free hot drinks and snacks vending machine on site

Hours of work: Full time, permanent. Basic hours 37.5 hours per week 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. It may be possible to work from home from time to time or have flexible start and finish times.

Please add a covering letter describing why you feel that you have the relevant skills/experience for the role.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • mechanical engineering and design

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

To apply for this job email your details to stephen@mirider.co.uk.

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