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TheLadders.co.uk
Salary band: Any
Salary: 60k - £70k
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: All
Both
Contact: Whitefield
Sector: Professional/Business Services
Category: Marketing and Sales Jobs
Product Development Director (Laser Sintering, Metallurgical) £60 - £70k dependent on experience and capability.

Our client, a Division within a FTSE 250 listed Group, is a well established manufacturing and distribution organisation with its European Head Quarters in Birmingham. The Division continues to exceed its financial targets and has a clear strategy to achieve on-going success.

Position: Technical Director
Location: Birmingham (significant overseas travel).
Salary: Circa £60 - £70k dependent on experience and capability.
Benefits: Company car / allowance, participation in the Senior Management Annual Bonus Plan, Family Health Care, Personal Pension Plan (employer contributions up to 16% of salary), Life Assurance (up to 8 x salary).

ROLE:
As a member of the European Executive, this position reports directly to the European President. The role will lead technical improvements across the European operations with particular emphasis on new product development related to the application of new technologies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Lead the European research and development activities.
b) Provide overall technical leadership to the local teams.
c) Be an integral part of bespoke project teams to implement technological improvements.
d) Proactive involvement in New Product Development.
e) Champion the implementation and maintenance of best practice Health & Safety standards.
f) Active responsibilities in the overall accountabilities of the European Executive.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
a) A comprehensive metallurgical background.
b) Experience of laser sintering.
c) Exposure to powder technology.
d) Comprehensive practical knowledge of technical analytical tools ie. FMEA, SPC, root cause etc.
e) A history of successful research and development activities.
f) A proven ability to cascade best practices across a multi-site environment.
g) Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
h) A degree of commercial awareness.

The successful candidate will be self motivated, have a can do approach to satisfying business needs and enjoys delivering business improvement opportunities.

To apply, please send a comprehensive CV that clearly demonstrates the essential skills and experience this role demands along with salary / benefit expectations.

You may have experience in the following roles: Technical Director, Engineering Director, Product Development Director, Product Engineer, R&D Manager, Product Design, Engineering Manager, Research and Development etc

This vacancy is being advertised by , the UKs leading Flat Fee Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by are those of an employment agency. Ref: EWR

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.