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R&D Product Technical Manager

Job Title: R&D Product Technical Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 92839
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Anne Marie Fox
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.

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.
  • 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

  • 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 /

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