Vacancy - Product Line Manager 196jc
|Salary:||£Highly Competitive Salary|
|Sectors:||Electronics, Engineering, Management, Project Management, Senior Appointments, Space Technology|
|Placed by:||Ex-Mil Recruitment|
You will be reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for the management of Microwave Product Portfolio from initial conception to end of Life, to maximise product profitability and to provide intellectual leadership in the development of new products.
Therefore, your key objectives will include:
• Responsible for helping define long-range strategies consistent with business and corporate goals and objectives. These include, but are not limited to market, product and technology.
• To understand, articulate, and capture market trends opportunities and then translate them into requirements for new product development.
• To understand customer business needs, routes to market and how best my client can leverage those channels and opportunities.
• To create business plans and documentation to launch plans for future products
• To maximize profitability of company’s products and be responsible for delivering profitability in line with strategic and operational targets.
• Manage the product life cycle and recommendations for product deletions
• Help to define product pricing strategies, ensuring future costs and pricing meet market and internal margin demands. Responsible for the accuracy/validity of cost models and sets costs targets of products and projects.
• Look for continuous reductions in product costs taking into account relevant manufacturing and other overhead costs.
• Ensure all products comply with relevant standards/legislation in all markets and be aware of changes that may impact the product portfolio.
• Work with marketing to develop marketing and communication strategies and documentation including data sheets.
In order to carry your role, you will have the following
Reporting/ Key Relationships within the company:
• Reporting to the Business Unit Managing Director
• Work with other PLM’s both in the UK and Overseas
• Work closely with staff in the sales channel
• Work closely with the companies Microwave Management Team
• Work closely with the Product Development team
Leadership & Behavioural
• Ability to work with and provide insight to management team
• Strong leadership skills and ability to lead and work within cross-functional teams
• Strong organizational skills; ability to manage diverse projects with different deadlines and priorities
• Financial and Commercial awareness with understanding of margins
• Possess strong analytical and technical skill base
To be eligible for this role, you will need the following skills, knowledge and abilities:
• Exhibit a sense of urgency and independent initiative toward accomplishing objectives
• Good written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Highly Ethical
• HNC/HND or Degree in Engineering or Electronics
• Experience in product line management
• 10 years’ experience in RF Microwave engineering experience at IMA, MFA or sub-systems
• Experience in all product planning and project management activities including generation planning and pricing analysis
• Radar system knowledge required to include Mono Pulse and eScan (AESA) and associated applications/platforms
1. Conversant of aperture Vs range and application
2. Strong understanding of band selection for range and application
3. Conversant with eScan (AESA) types of platforms and applications i.e. Multi-Function Radar, Tactical Radar used for Tactical Data Links, SAR, ISAR, FCR
• It is essential to the role that all candidate must be eligible for security vetting
The ideal individual would be someone from a production line management background, however they would also consider someone from a Sales/BDM background, so long as they have significant experience in this sector.
In return they are offering an excellent starting salary and a benefits package which includes 24 days + 8 days bank holiday, 38hrs per week and a pension scheme which includes up to 6% company contribution.
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