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Title:  Senior Manager, Product Development

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Lead a global product development team in a global engineering organization where strategic programs, product proliferations and cost reduction projects are carried out.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

 

Define and execute on Product Development Strategy

  • Define and execute on strategic goals for NC Engineering together with his/her peers
  • Support Project Portfolio management activities together with PMO (Project Management office)
  • Identify, initiate and/or execute product proliferation and cost reduction projects together with his/her team
  • Actively searches for best-in-class technologies and develops technical roadmap together with system architect and other R&D teams etc.)

     

Resource Management and team leadership

  • Prioritizing, planning resources supporting Product Line Management, Operations and other stakeholders
  • Ensures personal development of the individual team members on technology and soft skill topics,
  • Define and execute on effective communication plans to keep the team aligned and engaged
  • Target setting for the individuals in the team and performance ratings
  • Hiring and dismissal of employees in the team

 

Project execution

  • Supports the project teams in meeting their milestones and deadlines and mediates conflicts between different stakeholders
  • Tight collaboration with other product development teams, labs other stakeholders in US, Mexico, Czech Republic, India and China.
  • Quality assurance of project deliverables
  • Ensuring fast and flawless execution of change management processes (CMO’s) in his/her team
  • Challenge processes and tools in terms of quality, efficiency and drive improvement of processes and tools, define and introduce “best practices”
  • Interface to Product Management, Operations and other functions and achieve consensus with stakeholders

 

Profile:

 

  • Master in engineering or science, or equivalent by experience
  • >10 years working experience in an R&D environment, ideally also as development engineer
  • 5 years of experience in a managerial role, preferably in an R&D environment
  • Knowledge of relevant engineering and management tools and processes
  • Technical knowledge of products within the business unit desired
  • Fluent English
  • Strong leadership skills:  confident leader with team building skills and the ability to manage relationships and influence decisions within a group of highly skilled technical individuals and outside this group
  • Capable of working in a matrix structure where especially product design decisions must be aligned with system architects (peers) and other stakeholders (e.g. PLM).
  • Drive for excellence and challenging his team
  • Capability in managing people and projects in a complex multinational environment
  • Analytical rigor with good synthesis and solid process management
  • Excellent communicator up to senior level
  • Reliably delivering assignments in time and quality

 

Location: Kessel-lo, Belgium

 

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