A busy and fast growing manufacturer of Electronic Products is seeking to recruit a new Technical Director to ensure the continuation of New Product Development and the Introduction of their products to their ever increasing global customer base. The company already has over 30 Engineers in the specialist areas of Electronics, Embedded Software and Electromechanical Design and Development and as a team they are regularly working on between 15 - 20 projects at any one time.
The nature of the position is manage at the coal-face and ensure the team as a collective are working effectively and can deliver their projects on time and within cost. This will require the ability to understand the principles of the technology being developed and support or mentor new or junior team members to quickly become assets to the business.
The other equally important part of the role is to support the global network of suppliers and partners (Europe, Asia and USA) with the continued drive for innovation and better technology.
This position will be part of the company’s Board of Directors and will be responsible and rewarded for the continued growth of the business and its own product portfolio.
Requirements of a Technical Director:
Day to day team management of R&D and associated staff mainly UK, but also some international locations.
To drive new product development projects to full completion within the set timelines.
Create and maintain strategies to ensure the correct man-power and resource are available and used effectively when required.
Support the introduction of new products and deal with design changes and legislation requirements.
Ensure all projects adhere to company safety and compliance procedures.
Create the best way to introduce new staff to the team with training and product knowledge without causing too much disruption to the current live projects.
Create a strong personal development programme for all staff, so new technology, procedures and methods can be learnt for the benefit of all.
Develop best practice to ensure minimal quality and return issues on new products post NPD
Maintain good communication with suppliers and partners
Support the Board with the introduction of new procedures
Person Profile for a Technical Director:
The role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate and bring individuals together to create a positive team environment.
Good experience in Electronics and Embedded Software and the delivery of new technology to market.
At least 5 years Senior Management / Director experience of leading teams in an Electronic Product, Goods or Device development environment.
A formal qualification in Engineering (Electronics / Electrical / Software or Mechanical) HND / Degree.
Good exposure of working with overseas suppliers and partners.
A proven background of delivering products from concept to manufacture.
Excellent commercial awareness.
Experience of hiring and training staff.
A willingness to travel internationally.
Package and benefits for a Technical Director:
Salary £90,000 - £110,000+
Bonus Scheme - up to 100%
Company Car or Allowance
Excellent Pension Scheme
Please note that this role requires a Senior Manager / Director with a background in delivering projects and programmes and all applicants should have a recent background of at least 3 years with one company employed in such a role with these responsibilities.
Applicants should also please note that this is a permanent position that requires full time commitment to single place of work.