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Product Development Manager

in Wotton

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Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Req. ID

    R2500

  • Organization

    Life Science

  • Job Category

    Project/Program Management

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    Surrey Hill Business Park
    Wotton, RH5 6QT
    UK

Overview

Job Purpose:

The primary duty of the Product Development Manager (PDM) is to manage and coordinate product development projects after they have been approved by appropriate processes. PDM evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design optimization, and production issues. Ensures that labelling and marketing/promotional literature match product specifications. PDM works with Product Management (PM) to research and monitor existing client base and industry developments and identifies potential new product opportunities in line with Brooks strategic targets. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhere to approved budgets. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all new products meet technical, price and production parameters
  • Having gained investment, develop, pilot, test and launch new products. To enable this, support from engineering, tool making and other departments will be provided when requested. Ensure that every offering is clearly differentiated, quality assured in line with companies ISO certified processes and aligned to brand and strategic priorities
  • Provide regular updates on the technical status of the projects
  • Provide a single point of technical expertise for customer and internal stakeholders
  • Responsible for successfully defining, scoping and delivering on product development projects together with the Product Managers
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure project plans are prepared and maintained for accurate reporting
  • Identify, assess and manage risks to the success of projects
  • Maintain and enhance good stakeholder relations through effective communication
  • Actively champion and demonstrate the Brooks Values of Customer Focus, Achievement, Teamwork, Accountability, Employee Value and Integrity in all activities.

Skill and Aptitude Profile:

  • University degree (ideally in Science or Engineering or Technology)
  • Experience in the Life Science market, ideally relating to Molecular Biology and PCR technology
  • Project Management experience or qualifications, e.g. PMP / 6 Sigma
  • Strong drive and commitment to finish projects to a high standard
  • Effective communication skills in a range of formats to all stakeholders
  • Strong relationship building capability and an ability to maintain a professional network
  • Extremely organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, data and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft programs
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and personal development

Desirable:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or Design/Engineering related subjects
  • Marketing qualification
  • An understanding of production and manufacturing processes
  • Commercial understanding of development costs
  • Additional languages

JOB LOCATION

Surrey Hill Business Park
Wotton,   RH5 6QT

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