Product Technical Manager Galway
The mission of the Product Technical Manager is to bring professional PM experience to the execution of the project. To clearly define, communicate & control the time, cost & quality of the project.
To effectively communicate with the project team all requirements & facilitate resolution of all project related issues.
To efficiently and effectively communicate with management on all issues requiring escalation.
Job Responsibilities :
Technical risk management;
Project Scope (R&D Scope)
Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List)
Project Schedule and Supplier Status (R&D Level 2 plan ties to Project Level 1 plan and customer milestones)
Drives and manages project progress. Result driven
Forecast issues / delays - constant updating & managing of the L2 Project Plan
Work effectively in tight deadlines regardless of possible setbacks / roadblocks. Ability to circumvent roadblocks / find solutions
Identifying cross-project issues in the next generation project pipeline and working with R&D management to identify and implement solutions
Build strong relationships with customer, being able to build / repair relationships, defuse escalations
Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected
Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.g. ME Leader, HW Leader, Sys, other Product Technical leads)
Ability to forecast changes
Estimation of resource needs and development workload within R&D; Ensuring the monthly balancing of resources against needs
Keep customers / stakeholders updated on Project progress.
Prepare / validate reports on Project development progress to DR / PVC / TSC and to all Governance stages when required
Manage customer relationships (internal and external) and coordinate communication within their team for any R&D / Technical issues
Manage Technical relations with external resources participating in Project Activity
Support Product Marketing and Business Development activities as required
Promote the company’s values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System / Project teams and control their application
Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements
Ensure Project development in compliance with the company’s standards.
Job Requirements :
An Engineering Degree in a technical area e.g. Mechanical, Electronics, Mechatronic, Optics, Computer Science;
Minimum 8 years’ experience in a Project / Product Management role
Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
Thorough understanding of the physical product development cycle
Technical background within product development - ideally optomechatronics
Ability to define appropriate measures for themselves and the team to achieve project goals; Prioritisation and co-ordination of those measures
Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to
Cost driven to improve project financials
Manage Communication / reporting with customers
Deep understanding coupled with hands on experience of product design and development.
Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
Excellent team player, autonomous in their role with proven leadership ability
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Good problem-solving skills.