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Employer ICDS Recruitment
Job Title R&D Product Technical Manager

Job Title: R&D Product Technical Manager

Location: IE-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.
  • To deliver the project on time, within budget to the required quality level.


  • The Project
    • Planning / organization
    • Project Scope (R&D Scope)
    • Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List)
    • Product Quality
    • Project Schedule and Supplier Status (R&D Level 2 plan ties to Project Level 1 plan and customer milestones)
    • Ability to define appropriate measures for themselves and the team to achieve project goals; Prioritization and co-ordination of those measures
    • Drives and manages project progress. Result driven
    • Ability to forecast issues / delays - constant updating managing of the 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
  • End customer orientation
    • Strong relationship with customer, being able to build / repair relationships, defuse escalations.
    • Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected.
    • Ability to develop the customer view. Understanding customer plans before formalization.

  • Analytical skills / problem solving.
  • Leadership
    • Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to achieve a common goal
    • Ability to delegate
    • Lead by example (attitude)
    • Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.g. Sw Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical leads)
  • Sensitivity - recognizes each persons strengths, interests, problem and improves their weaknesses
  • Manage budget
    • Cost driven to improve project financials
    • Ability to motivate team in generating improvement activity
    • Ability to forecast changes
    • Estimation of resource needs and development workload within R&D; Ensuring the monthly balancing of resources against needs
  • Manage communication/reporting with Customers on Project development progress
    • 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 relationship (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
    • Ensure management of Escalation if any
  • Promote Company Values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System/ Project teams and control their application
    • Respect Company Code of ethics
    • Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements
    • Ensure Project development in compliance with Company standards



  • An Engineering Degree in a relevant area e.g. Electronics
Professional Experience;

  • Minimum 8 years experience in an Project/Product Management role
  • Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
  • Manage Communication/reporting with customers
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget

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Location Galway
Date Added 133 days ago
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