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Manufacturing Design Lead



Carrollton, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Dandy is transforming the massive ($200B) but antiquated dental industry. Backed by some of the world's leading venture capital investors, we are on an ambitious mission to integrate and simplify every function of the dental practice through technology. By building the operating system for every dental office in America, Dandy is empowering dentists with technology, innovation, and world-class support to achieve more for their practice, their people, and their patients.

About the Role

Dandy is hiring a hands-on Manufacturing Design lead with expertise in product manufacturing and new product introduction(NPI). The Manufacturing Design Lead is responsible for managing and guiding development activities of highly skilled process development, NPI, and lab technician teams within Dandy’s Manufacturing Design group. This person will lead the team to develop processes for building extraordinary products from existing and new ideas based on business needs. This person should possess a blend of business and technical knowledge, allowing for big-picture vision and the ability to dive deep into specific challenges. MD team members operate autonomously, demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, and juggle competing priorities with ease.

What You'll Do

  • Manage innovation within the manufacturing design team by challenging the technical team to implement new processes while maintaining timely readiness for mass production.

  • Build consensus by engaging with a talented engineering team, the executive leadership team, and an international supply chain.

  • Work with go-to-market teams to strategize and launch these products

  • Create process development schedules indicating critical path and key decision milestones

  • Facilitate communication and cross functional alignment within the Manufacturing Design organization and with other Dandy teams

  • Drive suppliers, integrate their deliverables and schedules into the overall project

  • Utilize a multi-functional team of engineers to meet overall program objectives

  • Lead meetings and document action items and progress. Identify and prioritize project tasks and risks

  • Hold team members accountable for meeting schedule commitments

  • Drive issue resolution and risk management in order to meet timeline

  • Coordinate weekly exec level presentations, crafting the message and prioritizing the open items

  • Define best-in-class processes to meet all Dandy design and operational requirements

  • Work with Advance Manufacturing team to define and establish supply chain requirements utilizing selected equipment and manufacturing suppliers

  • Use data to drive process decisions, basic data analysis, DOEs, SPC, etc. Identify, research, develop, and qualify premier equipment manufacturers and suppliers

  • Processes involved: CNC Machining, Surface Finishing, Polishing, Painting and Quality Controls

What We're Looking For

  • B.S/M.S in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Metallurgy; or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability

  • 8+ years of program management experience with accomplishments in concept to market product and process development

  • 3+ years of people management experience in manufacturing design

  • Ability to lead concept, design and proof of concept work with minimal supervision and guidance.

  • Experienced working with multidisciplinary groups, driving schedule and tasks

  • Experience bringing new products to market using design controls:Proto, EVT, DVT & PVT

  • Experience with dental products (preferred)

Bonus Points For

  • Strong professional references showcasing successful past projects.

  • Relentlessly positive attitude and the ability to have fun at work.

  • Strong CAD/Solidworks, drafting practices, GD&T, and tolerance analysis experience.

  • Strong materials background

Req ID: J-231

We offer a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits including healthcare, dental, parental planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

Dandy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates authenticity to win as one. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, citizenship or immigration status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Dandy also fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are dedicated to embracing challenges and creating an accessible, inclusive workplace for all individuals. If you require any accommodations for your interview or have any questions beforehand, rest assured that we will move at Dandy speed and do everything in our power to meet your needs.