Product Development Manager

Product Development Manager

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    Mechanical & Electrical Design

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  • Salary:

    60000-65000 Per Annum

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    Alex Taylor

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Job: Product Development Manager

Location: Dartford

Salary: £60-65,000

I am looking for a Product Development Manager to join our client at a leading in sensing and monitoring automotive systems

What you will do, Product Development Manager:

To build, lead and manage a product development team involved in the research, development, and delivery of both pioneering new products as well as upgrades to and design maintenance of current products. You will be required to recruit, guide and mentor team members, enabling them to grow in their roles, expanding the overall capabilities of the department. The role will involve the acquisition and management of multiple suppliers, manufacturing partners and development service providers in both high and low-cost countries. Working closely with the engineering teams of technology specialist manufacturing partners whilst overcoming cultural, language, commercial and technical barriers to find efficient development solutions and deliver new products in a timely manner. Significant involvement in planning, strategy, and product lifecycle management, from initial concept, through product development and upgrade, to retirement. Management and approval of technical input at all phases, working with other departments to find the most efficient solutions. You will improve the working practices, processes, and procedures with an aim to streamline the development process and improve efficiencies in both the department and the business. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, organised individual with a background in electronics development biased towards automotive. The ability to provide leadership and steering not only to the team but to the business is key to fulfilling the role.

What we require, Product Development Manager:

For this Bachelor of engineering (electronics or similar). We would require a minimum 8-year practical experience with electronics and mechanical product development, preferably within the automotive field throughout life cycle. You will also need a minimum of 3 years people management experience and able to demonstrate strong management and co-ordination skills. Commercial awareness is a must on project and product cost and timing. Extensive knowledge of analogue and digital electronics including microprocessors, DSP, video signal processing and RF technology. Knowledge of camera, optics, acoustics, LCDs, and digital recording technologies. Knowledgeable of modern automotive electronic architecture, multiplex communication protocols and systems. Advanced computer application skills: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, MCAD & ECAD & PCB development tools, electronic circuit simulation programs. Experienced supplier management preferably with Far Eastern low-cost manufacturing. Understanding in Mandarin or Cantonese is an

For more information, please call Alex Taylor on 0161 976 3540.

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