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R&D PROJECT MANAGER

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Type: Permanent
Salary: £ 67,000
Location: Weybridge

Benefits

•Company bonus – 20% of annual basic salary (based on Company performance & not guaranteed)
•Non-contributory pension – 16%
•25 days holiday per annum (option to buy or sell up to 5 days)
•Non-contributory private medical insurance (employee and dependants)
•Life assurance - 4x salary
•Free onsite parking
•Shuttle Bus to and from Weybridge train station
•Subsidised restaurant
•Onsite gym

Job Summary

Our Weybridge client is an award winning employer in the FMCG sector, and they are seeking an incumbent member who will work within the RRP Technology Centre team. Providing technical leadership to the design, development, and optimisation of emerging products to meet current and future company business requirements. The role requires the generation and implementation of proprietary designs in the development of novel products from concept to final commercialisation.

Job Description

  • Lead the design, validation, specification and implementation of new products collaborating with cross functional teams.
  • Provide the necessary expertise in a broad range of materials and processes to deliver acceptable products/prototypes in line with project objectives and business requirements.
  • Assess industrial design of product features for manufacturability and recommend capable processes, equipment, etc.
  • Work with suppliers to define and refine tooling, fixtures and establish capability
  • Develop product design controls and perform to meet schedule milestone commitments.
  • Support transfer of new products into live manufacture.
  • Support continuous product improvement, including root cause analysis, corrective action plans, cost optimisation, implementation of new manufacturing techniques, etc.

Required Skills

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related major engineering disciplines.
  • Ideally 3 years’ experience preferably working in development roles for a consumer electronics industry. Proven product design experience in consumer electronic products within a Quality Management System framework.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Communicate and collaborate well with cross-functional team members and external partners, be able to efficiently collaborate with team members to achieve project goals and timelines, and contribute positively to the R&D community.
  • Exceptional communication skills; including the ability to effectively translate complex. technical concepts to others.
  • Work effectively under high level of pressure and demanding time lines.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage key projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Experience developing manufacturing processes with Far East suppliers is highly desirable.
  • A track record of innovation and Intellectual Property generation and experience with consumer electronic devices are desirable.
  • Regular travel in particular to Geneva, China and Japan.