Product Engineering Manager

Product Engineering Manager

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    Blaze Furley

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    7 months ago

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Product Engineering Manager

Location: Telford

Salary: Circa £44k + Car Allowance

A well-established manufacturer are looking for a Product Engineering Manager to join their team.

Product Engineering Manager - Job Role:

  • Maintain and improve the introduction of new products and maintain and improve the development of new and existing tooling.
  • You will be responsible for the control of engineering localization projects and maintain and improve the development of suppliers.
  • You will also support assembly when necessary to maximise efficiency and contribute to the removal of waste and non-value-added activity, using Kaizen techniques.
  • You will maintain the control of business assets for the department, support engineering projects as and when required and support in the Management of all internal systems
  • Major tasks will include maintaining and improving an efficient, progressive and effective department covering all aspects of the main job purpose.
  • Designing, building, implementing and maintaining systems which support and enhance the integration of the dept with the daily requirements.
  • Ensuring objectives are completed to achieve the companies targets by developing existing, recruiting new staff when required. Contributing to the structured development of suppliers (both existing and new and ensuring that supplier loaned tooling is appropriately reviewed, monitored and action is taken to ensure that our component supply quality is not compromised.
  • Mold Management (Manage all tooling at local suppliers).
  • Managing the component approval process whilst controlling the achievement of agreed Kaizens, cost savings, improvements and other business objectives including the management and control of all NPI projects.

Product Engineering Manager – Person Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a degree in engineering and or a HNC in engineering and a NVQ in Supervisory Management or equivalent proven knowledge and experience.

  • The successful candidate will have proven experience within a high-volume manufacturing Production Engineering environment
  • Experience of Implementation of project management (NPI).
  • Experience of Implementation of 5s and Kaizen.
  • Capable of understanding/reading complex product engineering drawings.
  • Experience in identifying cost reduction opportunity through VA/VE analysis of component commodities and Manufacturing processes.
  • Experience within supply chain development, with specific focus on technical, quality & commercial matters.
  • Experienced in managing vendor tooling activities and production processes.
  • Experienced in the process of negotiation with vendors at all levels, together with the development and implementation of supplier agreements.
  • Experience in auditing new and existing suppliers within the EU, with regards to commercial, technical and process capability.
  • Capable of managing multi vendors across various commodities.
  • Able to manage several cross functional projects within time scales and budgets.
  • Able to compile concise informative reports with the best practice recommendations.
  • Experience of discipline & grievance procedures/HR