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R&D Operations Manager

Job Title: R&D Operations Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 92681
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Anna McGowan
Telephone: 086 4667369

R&D Operations Site Manager
Our client, an automotive company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a R&D Operations Site Manager for their site.
Resources and Budget Management
  • Day to day management of the assigned R&D Operations Team including people management, status reporting to Management, interaction with other functions of the site (HR, IS, Facilities, Health & Safety)
  • N+1 & N+2 line management for reports including: Travel authorization, holiday approval, absence recording, annual appraisal, objective setting & training need analysis completion.
  • Support recruitment of new hires for the continued development of the assigned R&D Operations in line with the department strategic direction.
  • Provide input to future strategic development of the assigned R&D Operations Group.
  • Define and agree with the R&D Operations Manager MTP and track budget/resources related to assigned R&D Operations Team.
  • Deliver on quarterly basis an 18 month load forecast for assigned team
  • Implement competence improvement plans for his/her teams
  • Develop and implement efficiency improvement plans
  • Define with the remote sites R&D Managers the assignment of teams on his /her projects
Product Development for Customer Projects
  • Track customer projects underway within assigned R&D Operations group
  • Implement Standardization strategy, escalate Lessons Learned to improve the Standards
  • In charge of the robust design in line with the Metier standards and Industrial network for manufacturability
  • Implement methodologies and Tools necessary to state of the art developments.
  • Manage development according to quality, cost and timing requirements by implementing effective DRs, TMM and TCs
  • Support Business Development/RFQ Response as requested by R&D Management
Customer Interface and TDP contribution
  • Based on the highlights of the project scope, contribute to the construction of the TPD around components, products, systems, integrating customer trends and drivers.
  • Manage the customer intimacy with regular meetings
  • Support the technical communications
  • Engineering Degree
Professional Experience
  • Min 6 years People Management Experience
  • Track record of successful experience as a Product Development Manager
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent team player with proven leadership ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confident, articulate, self-motivated, determined, energetic
  • Experience in dealing in an International Environment
  • Positive Strategic outlook
  • Proven ability to be able to react/respond quickly to issues and be able to ‘think on your feet’ agility

For further information on this R&D Operations Site Manager role in Galway please contact Anna on 086 4667369 /
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