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Title:  Manager, Materials Systems Engineering (USA)

Req ID:  1392
Job Category:  Innovation

Doraville, GA, US, 30360

Dare To Dream!


At Serta Simmons Bedding, we dare to dream and work differently. We’re proud to be one of the largest bedding manufacturers in North America and lead the way with our iconic brands - Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.

When you join our company, you become part of winning team that is excited and committed to helping our customers get a good night’s sleep.

Fueled by care for our people and their safety, we provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, and employee perks, and most importantly, the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers.

What You'll Do:


You will be accountable for a team managing research and development of new components and systems within the Advanced Engineering organization. This position works seamlessly across Innovation Concepts, Aesthetic Design, and Advanced Engineering to review, analyze, and ideate components and claims. This position guides the Advanced Engineering team on prototype builds, claims testing, and 3rd party testing to substantiate proposed benefits. The responsibility includes managing supplier relations and developing new supply partners. This position will lead improvements in current processes to drive supplier accountability in close collaboration with Sourcing and Supplier Quality teams. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining timelines and systems that integrate into overall project schedules and innovation roadmap. Also, this position will be working with DFM and NPD shop teams to guide testing and piloting processes.

How You'll Do It:


  • Manage supplier relationships and develop new supply partners, deliver feedback to suppliers on new technology ideas
  • Evaluate, coordinate testing, analyze results, and develop solutions to deliver benefit and guide development
  • Coordinate materials for prototype development, and manage new raw material components in Sample Library
  • Facilitate internal processes for vetting material selections to include testing, piloting, FMEA analysis, and cost analysis
  • Work closely with Innovation Concepts, Marketing, and Legal/Outside Counsel teams to vet product claims
  • Collaborate with Supplier Quality, Testing, and Sourcing teams to drive supplier improvements and produce robust quality technologies
  • Create timelines and manage execution across multiple phases of projects to integrate with overall product timelines
  • Establish and maintain communication process with key internal and external partners to ensure consistent and timely updates of various projects
  • Contribute to technology roadmap of new raw materials and technologies, including costs, test results, and material specifications
  • File patents to protect intellectual property and exclusivity where possible

What You'll Bring:


  • 3rd party supplier relationships
  • Engineering design and analysis
  • Organizational communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and root cause analysis
  •  7-10 years of job related experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Engineering preferred

Job Factors/Work Environments


  • Up to 25 % travel
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature

Key Relationships


  • Advanced Engineering Team
  • Innovation Concepts Team
  • Aesthetic Team
  • Supply partners
  • Engineering Shared Services Team
  • Supplier Quality Team
  • Sourcing Teams

Come Dream With Us!


When you join Serta Simmons Bedding, you become part of our 220-year legacy of sleep solutions with endless opportunities to impact our future for centuries to come.

Once you’re here, you’ll be part of a winning company that invests and supports our team members’ career journeys.  We offer competitive benefits, job training, learning and development, and other employee perks such as our employee discount on all products.



  • Health, Dental, and Vision (starts on day one)
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • 12 company holidays
  • on-site employee-only gym
  • Sick days
  • Employee discounts
  • Referral Bonus


Serta Simmons Bedding is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug-Free Working Environment.  It is committed to not discriminating and treating all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta