Tire Developer / Tire Manufacturing Engineer – Taiwan

Tire Developer / Tire Manufacturing Engineer – Taiwan

Job title: Tire Developer / Tire Manufacturing Engineer – Taiwan

Company: Specialized

Job description: SUMMARY

  • Asia based product developer that works closely with the tire vendors and internal cross-functional teammates
  • Focus on the manufacturing process improvement, new material sourcing, documentation management to get better tire performance and quality
  • As an extension of the brand, they are to uphold the standards of performance, quality, integrity and delivery Specialized customers and riders expect
  • Maintaining the development tracking tools, sending weekly status reports, and being able to report the status for a given project for deliver control is standard work for this role
  • The Product developer is chartered with getting the most out of our vendors, so relationship skills and communications are as important as technical knowledge and work ethic
  • The Product developer will need to act as leader in diagnosing, solving and defining a corrective action plan when product issues arise that threaten production


Product Development

  • Work with the entire team in German and USA
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and vendors to ensure the product meets the target
  • Source and analyze the new materials for the performance improvement of the tires
  • Set up the mold drawings/ square section standards and scaling the size ranges with SBCT tire team
  • Set and control build spec boundaries for the vendors.
  • Full approval process for tires / tubes and work with engineering team and QC team on the OEM clearance

Data Management

  • Manage Product information: pricing, approvals, test results, photos, color matching, development project specification and descriptions.
  • Maintain Development Project status & timeline in PLM systems


  • Communicate issues found in the field and work with Quality and Engineering teams to expedite our response and ability to solve them
  • Work with QC on the diagnosis and holding the vendors accountable when production issues are found
  • Work with Suppliers and uphold SBC policy and ensure vendor alignment with SBC strategy

Supply Chain

  • Helping to discover new sourcing options & new technologies and introduce them to the team for future business consideration
  • Work with suppliers closely to build and maintain the relationship and trust
  • Work with suppliers to improve product performance, quality, testing and delivery while pushing them to innovate both in product and manufacturing to bring new products to market with improved efficiency
  • Collaborate with Bike Development Team Supply Chain Team to ensure on time delivery of products


  • Travel: regular factory visits for prototyping or pilot series


  • Bachelor degree in Chemical, Materials or Mechanical Engineering
  • Understanding of manufacturing process and experience working with vendors
  • Good communication skill in English and Mandarin
  • 3+ Years of experience of working within tire, rubber or related industries
  • Strong computer and technical skills (MS Office, Creo, AutoCAD…)

Expected salary:

Location: Taichung City

Job date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:07:53 GMT

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