Design & Development Manager

Elevation Recruitment
£50000 - £65000/annum Attractive Package
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Design and Development Manager is required for a marketing leading and advanced engineering business based in the heart of South Yorkshire and supplying clients around the world.

This business has experience huge success since launch and after a short period of time is now the UK's largest manufacturer in its field.

Our client, who design and manufactures exciting and innovative electro-mechanical products, are now looking seeking a Design and Development Manager to lead a team of talented engineers and experts in the continued development of existing and new products for a range of high profile clients.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Design and Development Managers responsibilities will include:

* Reviewing the existing program management strategy and implementing robust yet flexible systems and procedures to streamline and improve the effectiveness of the current team
* Develop resource plans that identify clear and realistic timescales for product delivery from inception to launch
* Introduce and implement dynamic procedures that reduce and eliminate product performance issues/faults and respond to customer feedback
* Review staff performance and competence on a regular basis and identify appropriate training and development where required
* Challenge the technical solutions employed and methodologies adopted to ensure long term development of new products is structured, cost effective and relevant
* Work with external and internal stakeholders and identify collaborative and commercial opportunities
* Work with operations to identify and execute programs to optimize NPI including cost changes structure and design changes

We are keen to speak to candidates with the following skills and experiences:

* Educated to degree standard in an Engineering discipline, Chartered is highly desirable
* A background in senior leadership with design, development and program management in complex engineered products
* An affiliation to advanced motors, gearboxes, power electronic controllers, or embedded software systems would be highly desirable
* A strong background in senior project/program management ideally qualified in Prince2 or APM standards
* Experience of managing specialist and highly capable individuals with the experience of implementing structure, PDPs and general streamlining and efficiency
* Successful experience in a growing team or business including recruitment and resource planning
* Proven commercial and business acumen including managing multi million pound projects as well as departmental budget and justifications of spend
* Ability to work with clients and identify collaborative opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity to join both a market leading and technologically advanced business. As a senior manager you will play a key role in the success and growth of the business.

For more information or to apply for the role please contact John Bohan at Elevation Recruitment Group on (Apply online only) or email:

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