Andy File Associates are working as a Recruitment Business on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position.
Our client is a well know name within their industry both nationally and internationally and they are looking for a Technical Manager to work within Product Management at their Wakefield site.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
To Work with the Head of Product Management on the continued improvement of the performance and reliability of existing products as well as development of new products in line with the product roadmap.
As Technical Manager you will also take a lead role in the development of new products in the wider market inline with the Strategic Plan for the Business Unit.
To lead the day to day activities of the Wakefield Product Management team compromising:
Development Engineers, CAD Engineers and Laboratory Technician.
To be responsible for the appraisal and development of team members in line with Company guidelines.
To maintain individual development plans for all direct reports.
You will liaise regularly with Procurement, Operations, Quality and other teams based in Wakefield to ensure that development of existing and new products fits with the strategies of other departments.
You will also take responsibility for testing competitor products and for summarising the performance of those products to the Sales teams as well as working with Marketing to deliver product training to sales and other teams on new and existing products.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree qualified in an engineering discipline
Ability to demonstrate successful delivery of projects with challenging targets
Excellent track record of experience in managing and driving a technical team
Good working knowledge of building and water regulations and of stainless steel welding,
Knowledge of LVD, PVD, EMF directives would be advantageous
COMPLEXITY & CREATIVITY:
You will have strong technical and engineering acumen as well as the ability to identify key issues and bring a problem-solving approach
JUDGEMENT & DECISIONS:
You will be expected to contribute fully and positively with Senior Management to influence and develop the product roadmap for existing and other new products.
In addition to achievement of agreed budgets, you will also be responsible for the training and development of staff.