Design Manager

Recruiter
H9 Technical
Location
Merseyside
Posted
03 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
H9 Technical are currently partnering with a specialist Liverpool-based manufacturing company in the recruitment of a Design Manager, on a permanent basis.

The role will be based at the clients purpose-built R & D and production facility which was built to allow the companies continued expansion and technical innovation.

Job Purpose:

* Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Design Manager be responsible for:

* Develop and Coach the design engineering team

* Minimize lead times in the design to manufacture cycle

* Foster innovative and lateral thinking as an aid to problem solving

* Work closely with all function in the business to introduce and drive through improvements in the design to manufacture cycle

Main responsibilities:

* Provide leadership and mentoring to the existing team of Design Engineers

* Manage the design function to enable fast reaction to incoming production orders and manage and allocate design resources

* Mechanical design of high technology products

* Provide design technical support to new and existing products

* Oversee production and NPD designs and be hands on in the development process

* Projects and orders are delivered on time, within budget and meet the customers’[ expectations

* Provide guidance to implement procedures to improve efficiency

* Ensure the design criteria are standardised into baseline products enabling fast reaction to incoming production orders

* Introduce and drive through improvements in procedures

* Manage engineering change requests and provide technical product engineering support

Candidate Profile:

* Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering

* Proven experience of managing a design/ engineering department

* Solid Mechanical Engineering and design background

* Manufacturing environment department

* Technical leadership and mentoring of design engineers

* New product development and existing product customisation

* Working within the control of a Quality System

* Parametric design using CAD systems (desirable)

* Experience of managing aspects of manufacturing (desirable)

What’s on offer?

* Competitive Salary

* Contributory Pension

* 25 days holidays + stats.

* Cash Medical scheme

* Flexible Working Hours

Please respond to this advert ASAP and we will be in touch to discuss the role with you further if your profile is suitable

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