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R&D Product Technical Manager
Our client, an automotive company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a R&D Product Technical Manager for their site.
- The mission of the R&D Product Technical Manager is to bring professional PM experience to the execution of the project.
- To clearly define, communicate & control the time, cost & quality of the project.
- To effectively communicate with the project team all requirements & facilitate resolution of all project related issues.
- To efficiently and effectively communicate with management on all issues requiring escalation
- To deliver the project on time, within budget to the required quality level.
- Planning / organization
- Project Scope (R&D Scope)
- Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List)
- Product Quality
- Project Schedule and Supplier Status (R&D Level 2 plan ties to Project Level 1 plan and customer milestones)
- Ability to define appropriate measures for themselves and the team to achieve project goals; Prioritization and co-ordination of those measures
- Drives and manages project progress. Result driven
- Ability to forecast issues / delays - constant updating managing of the Project Plan
- Work effectively in tight deadlines regardless of possible setbacks / roadblocks. Ability to circumvent roadblocks / find solutions
- Identifying cross-project issues in the next generation project pipeline and working with R&D management to identify and implement solutions
End customer orientation
- Strong relationship with customer, being able to build / repair relationships, defuse escalations.
- Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected.
- Ability to develop the customer view. Understanding customer plans before formalization.
Analytical skills / problem solving.
- Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to achieve a common goal
- Ability to delegate
- Lead by example (attitude)
- Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.g. Sw Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical leads)
- Cost driven to improve project financials
- Ability to motivate team in generating improvement activity
- Ability to forecast changes
- Estimation of resource needs and development workload within R&D; Ensuring the monthly balancing of resources against needs
Manage communication/reporting with Customers on Project development progress
- Keep customers/stakeholders updated on Project progress.
- Prepare/validate reports on Project development progress to DR/PVC/TSC and to all Governance stages when required
- Manage customer relationship (internal and external) and coordinate communication within their team for any R&D/Technical issues.
- Manage Technical relations with external resources participating in Project Activity
- Support Product Marketing and Business Development activities as required
- Ensure management of Escalation if any
Promote company Values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System/ Project teams and control their application
- Respect company Code of ethics
- Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements
- Ensure Project development in compliance with company standards
- An Engineering Degree in a relevant area e.g. Electronics
- Minimum 8 years’ experience in an Project/Product Management role
- Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
- Manage Communication/reporting with customers
- Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
For further information on this R&D Product Technical Manager role in Galway please contact Anne Marie Fox on 087 2197421 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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