Head of Engineering and NPD

£60000 - £80000 per annum
29 Nov 2018
13 Dec 2018
John Bohan
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Elevation Recruitment Group are currently recruiting the role of Head of Engineering and NPD in Sheffield, South Yorkshire with a dynamic and innovative engineering and manufacturing business specialising in controls and associated technology.

Reporting direct to the Managing Director, the Head of Engineering and NPD will lead a team of experienced engineers and drive product development towards a product portfolio that is headed by a key range of higher margin, market leading products.

Due to exciting growth plans, our client is looking to find a strategic and innovative individual who will help mould and drive a successful team and product range.

Head of Engineering and NPD Duties and Responsibilities include:

*Develop clear product roadmaps 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.
*Challenge the technical solutions employed and methodologies adopted to ensure long term development of new products is structured, cost effective and relevant to meet customers' needs and is priced competitively for the market place
*Work with external and internal stakeholders to build channel and operational readiness; and to plan and execute pilot and launch activities
*Track the performance of products following launch such that lessons learnt have a dynamic impact on the product development process.
*Review staff performance and competence on a regular basis and identify appropriate training and development where required.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

*Degree or equivalent education in engineering discipline
*Significant technical knowledge and experience within electronic controls
*Proven experience using and developing wireless, Bluetooth or IOT technology
*Robust project management skills, ideally with PRINCE2 or equivalent qualifications
*Proven people management skills, including leadership, influencing and persuading
*To be comfortable networking, presenting to and negotiating with senior management.
*High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm and an ability to solve problems and be innovative.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a driven and ambitious Technical Manager; Engineering Manager and NPD Engineering Manager to join a thriving business with an exciting future.

If you would like more information, please apply.

Elevation Recruitment Group's Engineering & Manufacturing division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Engineering & Manufacturing positions, visit www.elevationrecruitmentgroup.com

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