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Product Engineering Manager

in Wotton

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  • Req. ID


  • Organization

    Life Science

  • Job Category

    Project/Program Management

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    Surrey Hill Business Park
    Wotton, RH5 6QT


Job Purpose:

The primary duty of the Head of Department is to manage and coordinate product development projects after they have been approved by appropriate processes. Lead & Manage a team that includes Tool Design, Product Development Managers & Onsite Tool Room allowing for the seamless introduction / change to existing products that are fit for manufacture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the costing, specification and project management of injection moulded products
  • Conducts feasibility studies and tests new and modified designs. 
  • Prepare concept designs and develop design schemes
  • Assess cost & manufacturing feasibility studies on new product range
  • Investigate and implement improvements to existing product processes.
  • Control design reviews, progress visits, FMEAs, and manage the validation functions.

    Develops resolutions to diverse and complex problems, bringing creativity.

    Manage inter-organizational and external customer contacts

  • Ensuring all new products meet technical, price and production parameters
  • 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
  • Responsible for all people management aspects of team members including safety, recruitment, onboarding, training & development, and performance management. 
  • Work closely with direct reports with input from Human Resources to identify and develop talent to provide a succession pipeline for future sustainability of the business.  Monitor and evaluate team member performance and capabilities and adjust training where needed.
  • Continuously strive to develop a positive, team-based organization that embraces the Brooks Values of Customer Focus, Achievement, Teamwork, Accountability, Employee Value and Integrity.
  • Drive employee engagement through suggestion systems, performance feedback and recognition, talent management, individual development plans and training.

    Skill and Aptitude Profile:

  • Must have experience in Injection moulding processed and mythologies.
  • 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


  • 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


Surrey Hill Business Park
Wotton,   RH5 6QT

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