Project Manager - New Product Development

Recruiter
Reed Engineering (NEW)
Location
Chippenham
Salary
£45k - £60k pa
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Project Manager
Chippenham Area
£45-£60k depending on skills and experience
Leading manufacturing business
New Product Development Focus

If you are an experienced Project Manager with a strong background in the engineering or manufacturing sector and an excellent knowledge of product development within the electro-mechanical field then this could be the ideal new opportunity for you.
The company are a supplier and manufacturer of electro mechanical equipment primarily to the retail and FMCG sectors and due to ongoing expansion and investment they are currently looking for a senior Project Manager/Engineer to play a key role in driving the business forward.
They will offer an excellent salary package and a working environment where they are committed to business excellence and continuous improvement

The project manager role is a high visibility position responsible for leading cross-functional team members to deliver business critical, enterprise-level projects to successful completion, while meeting the company's goals and objectives.

As a member of the Engineering Team you will oversee all aspects of product development projects to deliver new products throughout the NPD (new product development) product development lifecycle, from project initiation through to product launch.

The project manager role is a high visibility position responsible for leading cross-functional team members to deliver business critical, enterprise-level projects to successful completion, while meeting the company's goals and objectives.

As a member of the Engineering Team you will oversee all aspects of product development projects to deliver new products throughout the NPD (new product development) product development lifecycle, from project initiation through to product launch.

A strategic business partner responsible for planning and managing all engineering projects for the product line thus improving the position of the company on a global scale with competitive products and innovative technologies.

The cross functional team will involve members from Product Management, Mechanical and Electrical Design, Test, Software, Operations, Supply Chain and Field Service.

The job will be varied and challenging with the main aspects being:

Actively project lead one or more engineering teams through the conceptual, developmental, testing and manufacturing processes associated with rapid, new product development.
Create detailed project schedules
Report progress to Product Management, Engineering Leads and Stakeholders on regular basis
Manage expenditure to cost targets assigned to the project
Analyse problems, account for variances, drive for root cause and implement improved methods and procedures.
Ensure technical knowledge and understanding of available products, systems and services is maintained at the highest level.

Skills and experience required

Leadership, management and team building skills
Disciplined analytical approach to problem solving with root cause analysis skills
Process and performance improvement skills
Project management and organisation skills
Financial and commercial acumen
Ability to build relationships at all levels

Qualifications and Experience

Related Technical Bachelor's degree - Mechatronic Engineering preferred.
5 years increasing responsibilities in project engineering in a cross functional environment
Experience leading and mentoring development teams, chairing design and code reviews, project tracking and reporting.
Extensive knowledge of various types of manufacturing equipment and the limitations.

This is a great chance to join a successful and interesting business who are passionate about quality and continuous improvement. You will be able to have a big impact in the business and take responsibility for driving the company forward

For more details and a confidential discussion please contact David Constance at Reed Engineering on *********** or email

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