Product Development Manager

Clear Sky Recruitment are pleased to have been engaged to recruit a Product Development Manager to work with our client based in Blackwood.

Key Responsibilities: (Essential)

• Lead patent application process for the designs deemed suitable and beneficial for the company to protect its innovation & IP.
• Responsible for managing Group patents liaising with patent attorneys, working with other sites and head office colleagues.
• Lead new process innovation, development, and validation.
• To investigate funding opportunities and identify partners / customers as a part of the program towards design & process innovation.
• Working with BD team and ED exploring new opportunities
• knowledge of advanced manufacturing methods.
• Assist ED in coordinating projects, making detailed planning and executing strategies to accomplish customer requirements and deadlines.
• To analyze and solve engineering problems working with engineering team.
• Monitors progress against project schedules and departmental budgets, CER’s and recommend ED on allocation of resources as required to accomplish goals.
• Supervising the work of multiple disciplines (medium team).
• Working with prototype and test colleagues, monthly reporting of departmental key metrics.
• Follow-up on permanent corrective action plans to resolve any outstanding issues related to quality, prototype, equipment, tooling, customers, and production controls.
• Drive continuous improvement of processes, quality and cost to maintain profitability and competitiveness.

Key Requirements: (Desirable)

• Mechanical Engineering degree (or similar field).
• FEA knowledge is desirable.
• Good knowledge of fluid mechanics and CFD would be advantageous.
• Good practical skills and a desire to work in a hands-on environment.
• Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety.
• Strong technical & analytical knowledge with “thinking outside of the box” mind set.
• Ensure that all work activities and records comply with Company Policies, Procedures and Codes of Practice.
• Proven experience of managing an engineering team; would be advantageous to have a strong understanding of the land vehicle market for Passenger Car businesses, Truck & Off-Highway sector, Yellow Goods etc.
• Experience of working within product development.
• Previous experience of working in a corporate/business focused environment and with the leadership team to align sales strategies, capability, and solutions to fully exploit customer requirements.
• A good leader with strong “soft skills”, an understanding of people behavior and the self-awareness to react appropriately.
• Valid UK Driving license & Passport - Willing and able to travel globally and at times, at short notice.

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£45,000 - £50,000pa
Megan Sparey
02920 807800