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Engineering & Technical

R&D Product Technical Manager - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 29/05/2018
Job Reference: 92839

Job Description

Contact: Anne Marie Fox
Email: annemarie@hero.ie
Telephone: 087 2197421

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.

Position Overview;
  • 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.

Responsibilities;
The Project
  • 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.
Leadership
  • 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)
Sensitivity - recognizes each persons strengths, interests, problem and improves their weaknesses
Manage budget
  • 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

Requirements
  • 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 / annemarie@hero.ie

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Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
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“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

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