Design Manager in Boston at GPAC

Date Posted: 7/9/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is a well-established Building Materials supplier and they're looking to bring on a skilled Truss Design Manager to take the helm of their Truss operation. This company offers above market average compensation, great benefits, 401K and an employee-first work culture.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Sales Manager to assure that design and estimating are produced to meet the sales needs of the company. Field sales and customer calls concerning the quality and compatibility of trusses in the field. Handle engineering issues.
  • Communicates with the Truss Production Manager to make sure that designs are production friendly and produced in a timely manner to allow production to efficiently manufacture trusses to meet customers schedule.
  • Communicates with Shipping/Dispatch Dept. to see that trusses are designed to maximize truck loads and minimize override permits. Maintain excellent quality to minimize returns and handling damage.
  • Collaborate and communicate with design and production software provider to ensure efficiency in all departments.
  • Train and coach designers to efficiently produce truss designs, optimizing both material and labor savings. Maintain design production both internal and external to meet sales and production requirements.
  • Oversees and communicates information to Design Department. Currently manages five (5) internal Designers and an external design company; Design Quality Analyst/IT Administrator, and two (2) Administrators to process design to production.

Leadership Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience managing truss design projects preferred.
  • Manage and provide conflict resolution.
  • Leadership skills that meets the company culture to deliver clear and consistent feedback to their team members.
  • Deadline management.
  • Ability to articulately write reports and correspondences.
  • Mathematical skills in all units of measurements using whole numbers, common fractions, percentages and ratios.
  • MiTek experience is required.
  • Superior communication skills to deliver messages effectively and efficiently.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Four-year degree at an accredited university preferred.
  • At least five years of truss design experience and two years of design management experience; or seven years of combined education and experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 30 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.