Electronic Engineering Program Manager

Recruiter
Neaves & Neat Employment Services
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
29 Oct 2019
Ref
1280701474
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Electronic Engineering Program Manager

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £65,000 - 70,000

Due to continued expansion my clients are recruiting an Electronic Engineering Program Manger to be responsible for managing the new product development activity, from defining in detail (in collaboration with colleagues) the specific product requirements, through the development and testing phases and up to handover to the New Product Introduction team who will liaise with our clients manufacturing partners.

To effectively perform the Engineering Program Manager role candidates must have a mix of sound electronic engineering and software management skills, alongside an intuitive understanding of what works in consumer products and the ability to build clear plans to deliver the products.

My client uses a mix of project management techniques from agile processes to conventional V-model approaches, depending on the degree to which the product is a conventional extension of an existing offering or a new experimental product that requires an iterative development-and-test process. As Engineering Program Manager, you will run this overall development process and be responsible for connecting the engineering activity to customer reality.

The role is hands on! You can expect to be intimately involved in the development process, discussing technical issues and trading off options against customer requirements to create products that are cost-effective, high quality and fit for purpose.

Successful candidates will be motivated team players with a demonstrated ability to rise to challenges in a dynamic and rapidly evolving work environment, tempered with the maturity to create robust solutions.......and be committed to making a difference to people's lives.

Responsibilities
  • Defining the business case, requirements, technical specifications, quality requirements, etc. for new products
  • Create and manage project plans using agile techniques to develop products in a way that matches technical capabilities to customer requirements
  • Manage the product evaluation phases in collaboration with teams in the markets
  • Manage supporting activities to new product introduction such as customer instruction manuals, training material, etc.
  • Support the handover of the product to the New Product Introduction team and provide such assistance as may be needed to enable the product to enter the market in a timely manner

Requirements
  • A good degree in and appropriate engineering discipline, ideally to Masters or higher level
  • Vast engineering management experience, working with small teams to bring products from early definition stage to market introduction
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements of consumer electronics development and manufacture
  • Experience of managing product development using a number of approaches including agile and conventional v-model approaches
  • Commercially savvy so that you can develop the business case, and manage pricing and development costs
  • Have an understanding of manufacturing processes and an appreciation of quality tools and processes
  • Experience of working with and managing Far Eastern suppliers would be an advantage, as would the ability to speak Mandarin
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Strong analytic skills with knowledge of standard tools such as Excel, Matlab etc
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Travel to the Far East from time to time.

Benefits include: 25 days a year holiday, flexible working, pension scheme with 5% contribution, optional health cover, death in service and share option scheme

If you have not received a response from me within 4 working days then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful for this vacancy. We update our vacancies daily so please do not hesitate to apply if another vacancy catches your eye.

Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd. are acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/88136266

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