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  • Job reference number:15320994
  • Client ID:RI/AM15886
  • Posted on:08-FEB-2018
  • Location:GALWAY
  • Job type:PERMANENT

R&D Product Technical Manager - County 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

  • Ability to define appropriate measures for yourself and the team to achieve project goals. Prioritisation and co-ordination of those measures
  • Drive and manage project progress.
  • Ability to forecast issues / delays - constant updating and 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 formalisation.

  • 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
    Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.g. SW Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical Leads)
  • 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

Manage customer relationship (internal and external) and co-ordinate communication within your 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

Qualifications and Experience Sought:


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

  • Minimum 8 years experience in an Project/Product Management role
  • Experience in managing communications/reporting with customers
Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget

This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com