R&D Product Technical Manager

2021-08-20 15:07:302049-01-03Team Horizon
Job TypePermanent
SectorEngineeringQualityOperations & Manufacturing
Start Date
AdvertiserGabriella David
Job Ref#2127
Job Views326
Team Horizon currently has an exciting opening for an R&D Product Technical Manager to work on our client’s automotive manufacturing facility in the west of Ireland.
Why you should apply:
  • Our client has developed a stand-out culture of innovation
  • Join a team who thrives on providing innovative products and automated services to the automotive industry
  • Employees come first. Employees and their well-being are at the heart of their operations, and they believe in creating respectful and inclusive workplaces founded on these values.
What you will bedoing:
  • Project planning / organization, Project Scope (R&D Scope), Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List), Project Schedule and Supplier Status
  • Ensure Product Quality
  • 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
  • Ensure strong relationship with customers, being able to build / repair relationships, defuses escalations.
  • Manage customer relationship (internal and external) and coordinate communication within their team for any R&D/Technical issues.
  • Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected.
  • Keep customers/stakeholders updated on Project progress.
  • Ability to develop the customer view. Understanding customer plans before formalization.
  • Analyticalskills / 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)
  • Coach and train R&D team members (e.g., Sw Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical leads)
  • Sensitivity - recognizes each person’s 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
  • Prepare/validate reports on Project development progress to DR/PVC/TSC and to all Governance stages when required
  • Manage Technical relations with external resources participating in Project Activity
  • Support Product Marketing and Business Development activities as required
  • Promote Company Values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System/ Project teams and control their application
What you need to apply:
  • An Engineering Degree in a relevant area e.g., Electronics and Minimum 8 years’ experience in a Project/Product Management role
  • Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
  • Experience in managing Communication/reporting with customers
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Good team player with proven leadership ability
  • Excellent people management skills 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confident, articulate, self-motivated, determined, energetic
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