Development Manager

Magpie People are working with a specialist Engineering company based in Sheffield who are looking to recruit an experience Product Development Manager.
You will be leading a team focusing on New Product Development, you should have a strong Design background

Main Duties of the role
Lead the design and development of new products and product engineering and facilitate a culture of cost-effective continuous improvement and lead initiatives to optimise efficiency and accelerate project execution.
Oversee the daily activities of the R&D team, to ensure that the team is working within the agreed project guidelines, and ensuring all project goals and objectives are being met.
Manage and Lead projects within the agreed scope specification.
Frequently review progress and cost-risk analysis to assure focus is given to the most beneficial projects, filter out all non-viable projects.
Gain knowledge of existing products, materials, design rules and production techniques with the aim to redevelop existing products
Ensure new products are designed for usability, reliability, functionality, marketability and manufacturability.
Ensure all equipment complies with all relevant safety and performance standards

You should have
Strong R&D experience within an engineering or manufacturing company preferred.
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline including mechanical/electrical/product design or relevant industry experience
Understanding of design process, design research, prototyping and manufacturing processes.
Possess strong drive/ accountability, have the ability to push projects and work flows forward whilst remaining delivery focused.

Magpie People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Magpie People is a Recruitment Consultancy with over a decade of experience of delivering recruitment solutions to the Engineering, Manufacturing and Technical industries

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