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Vice President, Technology & Innovation in Saint Thomas at Masco

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

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Job Description

The Company

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS), with sales revenue of $8.5 Billion, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and building product markets. Our home products include faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, paints and stains, bath and shower units, spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware.  We have market leading brands in architectural coatings (Behr®, KILZ®, Marquee®, home hardware and other specialty products (Brainerd®, Hot Springs Spas®, Liberty Hardware®), windows (Milgard®, Griffin®, Premier®), plumbing (Delta®, Hansgrohe®, Axor®, Brizo®, Bristan®, BrassCraft®, Cobra®), cabinetry (KraftMaid®, Merillat®, Quality®), decorative indoor and outdoor lighting (Kichler®), and bathing (Aqua Glass®, American Shower & Bath®, Huppe®).

Masco Canada Limited’s (MCL), representing companies and brands with over 100 years of experience in the Canadian marketplace, brings relevant solutions for plumbing and plumbing-related goods to their business partners and consumers.  Responsible for manufacturing, product management, product development, sales and marketing, Masco Canada meets the needs of a uniquely Canadian marketplace. With manufacturing and distribution facilities based in St. Thomas, Ontario, Masco Canada represents numerous brands including Delta®, BrassCraft®, Brizo®, Delta® Commercial, Hansgrohe® and more.

Position Summary                  

Masco Canada is seeking a Vice President, Technology & Innovation who is responsible for the development and delivery of our strategic innovation pipeline and plan to achieve our Product Strategy to achieve profitable growth.  As a dynamic leader, the incumbent is responsible for leading Masco Canada’s product development process from initial design concept through pre-production release.  Under the Vice President, Technology & Innovation’s leadership, the Product Development team will translate product/service opportunities from the product roadmap into an exceptional customer experience as well as transform product designs into actual working products or prototypes for manufacturing to produce on scale.  As a key role on the executive team, the Vice President, Technology & Innovation leads the organization’s research for new products, product enhancements and product redesign to deliver breakthrough innovation and next generation transformative solutions.  

The Vice President, Technology & Innovation reports to the President of Masco Canada and leads a team co-located in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop technical strategy and roadmap and implement plan to enable product strategy
  • Lead and enable a high performance team through cross functional collaboration, inspiring, recruiting, developing and retaining talent, driving accountability for achievement of results, removing barriers and obstacles, facilitating change, and providing ongoing coaching, feedback and development
  • Drive financial results by providing product solutions for business opportunities that are differentiated from the market and unique to our brands
  • Deliver multi-year innovation pipeline development for new and existing products / platforms
  • Lead disruptive innovation both internally and/or with external partners to deliver next generation of transformative platforms, products and/or solutions
  • Evaluate the potential and practicality of products in development, including make/buy analysis to ensure profitable growth
  • Enhance the profitability of our products by either reducing cost or adding value with features and functionality enhancements through continuous improvement initiatives after product launches
  • Ensure execution excellence through effective process standardization / methodology and program management including oversight of the Stage Gate Process
  • Oversee implementation of design and/or manufacturing changes to existing products based on supplier specifications, manufacturing requirements, quality improvement initiatives
  • Test products to ensure established safety, accurate and efficient employee work performance standards are met
  • Ensure products we sell are compliant with company standards, rules and regulations (laws) formulated for our products
  • Own sourcing and selection of outsourcing vendors and ongoing management of performance
  • Manage patent portfolio and intellectual property strategy including identification and selection of external partners and manufacturing contractors
  • Maintain knowledgeable of cutting edge research and development in direct and adjacent areas of expertise which have impact
  • Identify gaps in the product development systems, and where necessary, develop processes and infrastructure to mitigate gaps
  • Coordinate with other Masco BUs on product/technology changes

Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science (Master’s and/or MBA preferred)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ product development experience in a consumer packaged goods and/or manufacturing environment typically gained through progressively responsible positions.
  • Experienced in the areas of product development, strategic planning, market management, innovation process and large scale project management
  • Deep technical expertise/insights of our technologies and core competencies
  • Strategic thinker with excellent judgement and business sense
  • Sense of urgency to deliver new capabilities to market and can prioritize multiple strategic priorities
  • Strong leadership development capabilities with ability to build great cross-functional teams including inspiring, attracting, selecting, developing and retaining top talent
  • Proven track record building and developing strategic, effective and trusted working relationships at all levels and stakeholders
  • Visionary thinker and results-driven innovator
  • Ability to balance optimizing current business and experimentation for long term success
  • Very strong research and analytical capabilities with exceptional executional skills

Masco Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a culture that supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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Masco Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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