Product Development Team Lead - Electronics

Ref No. EMP461164
Benefits Benefits
Location Kent, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required

Introduction

Electronic Product Development Team Lead to work on the rapid development of new sensor and monitoring systems for the Commercial Automotive market.

Important

Supplier Management, Electronic Development, Team Leadership

The Job

The Company:

Working for a leading safety systems provider for the commercial Vehicle market. You will be responsible for developing sensor and monitoring products that have helped save countless lives across the globe for the past forty years.

Purpose of the role:

  1. This position is leading a new fast track team, within the Engineering team, working primarily with colleagues in Product Development, Applications, Quality, Purchasing, Product Managements, Sales and Marketing etc focused on the rapid introduction of new innovative products to automotive Aftermarket customers improving our reputation for innovation.
  2. The position will require strong relationships to be developed working with both our approved and new suppliers to introduce products to market rapidly to meet customer's expectations as define by the Strategic and Operational Product Board and with colleagues throughout the organisation. The role will require a very dynamic approach in finding solution to introduce products rapidly, whilst maintaining adequate quality and integrity as agreed by the Product board
  3. This position will require an experienced leadership and management of the development of automotive technology (software and hardware), requirements management, product development, introduction, maintenance, technical support and retirement, project management, quality, supplier management and the automotive market in order to maximise efficiencies in delivery of the product to market.
  4. Support will also need to be given in the maintenance and service of the product and to our customer via the technical service.
  5. The role will be primarily supplier-facing, managing multiple suppliers and manufacturers in both high and low-cost countries, overcoming cultural and language barriers to deliver new products rapidly to market. The position also extends to supporting our customers as needed.
  6. The ideal candidate will be required to have a proactive approach delivering products into the market in line with business needs and customer / supplier relations.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and manage the Fast track team
  2. Lead the rapid Introduction of Products as specified by the Product Strategy & Operational board.
  3. Requirements management and technical specifications management with suppliers and internal and external customers
  4. Risk management and mitigation, seeking product board approval.
  5. Project Management ensuring project are release on time and in budget.
  6. Supplier liaison & management building strong reliable relationships
  7. Technical document management and where needed preparation of technical data as required
  8. Product verification and validation if required
  9. Product Quality and product certification management
  10. Product maintenance and technical support
  11. Broad knowledge of various technologies suitable for product portfolio
  12. Support relevant processes and fellow colleagues in meeting business objective and protecting the business from risk whilst increasing profitability and Brand recognition for innovation.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Lead and manage the Fast track team
  2. Lead the rapid Introduction of Products as specified by the Product Strategy & Operational board.
  3. Requirements management and technical specifications management with suppliers and internal and external customers
  4. Risk management and mitigation, seeking product board approval.
  5. Project Management ensuring project are release on time and in budget.
  6. Supplier liaison & management building strong reliable relationships
  7. Technical document management and where needed preparation of technical data as required
  8. Product verification and validation if required
  9. Product Quality and product certification management
  10. Product maintenance and technical support
  11. Broad knowledge of various technologies suitable for product portfolio
  12. Support relevant processes and fellow colleagues in meeting business objective and protecting the business from risk whilst increasing profitability and Brand recognition for innovation.

Relationships:

  1. Proactive and positive team work and co-operations with all colleagues
  2. Direct communication with and support to colleagues and suppliers especially from the Far East.
  3. Participate and lead in team meetings, training courses and workshops
  4. Close links with staff will need to be developed and maintained in order to meet corporate objectives
  5. Required to present a positive and professional image at all times.
  6. Ensure that an excellent supplier / customer relationship is established and maintained at all times.
  7. Proactive and positive team work and co-operations with all colleagues
  8. Direct communication with and support to colleagues and suppliers especially from the Far East.
  9. Participate and lead in team meetings, training courses and workshops
  10. Close links with staff will need to be developed and maintained in order to meet corporate objectives
  11. Required to present a positive and professional image at all times.
  12. Ensure that an excellent supplier / customer relationship is established and maintained at all times.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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