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Dundee, Angus People Source Consulting Ltd

Role: Head of engineering/product lead

Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 approximately really depends on skills and experience

Location: Dundee

Onsite 3x days per week

My client is looking for a head of engineering product lead.

Will be responsible for taking small physical products to market in the electronics and mechanical sector in a harsh environment.

You will need to deal with the manufactures and understand how the physical product is manufactured and understand the quality standards.

If you have gone to field with a product this will be a huge advantage as you may need to re-engineer a product and complete root cause analysis and DFMA.

Role description and purpose

The Head of Product is a critical role. Its purpose is to deliver innovation pipeline; organising, supporting, mentoring and managing a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a series of new propositions that will contribute towards our ambition to deliver integrated solutions that support smart farming and processing operations.

We have several propositions in development including a biomass camera, a sea-lice treatment system, a seal detection camera, a novel pump and a waterjet bleeder. These propositions are at various stages of development but share the need to be driven through development to deliver manufacturing ready outcomes. Delivery of these outcomes is critical to our ambition to become a leading provider of value-adding solutions to customers throughout the world.

The range of activity to be overseen by the Head of Product extends from verification of market need, through prototyping, to the development and documentation of specifications for manufacturing. Development leadership requires an understanding of the constituent elements of each proposition, including software, electronics, mechanical and power engineering.

As well as a capable in-house development team, we have an established network of partners within its supply chain that can be tapped to introduce additional capability and capacity.

This role will require significant contact with all members of the senior management team and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities of the role

  • Provide leadership to the company's product team and to those within the supply chain involved in supporting the development of products
  • Support the continuous development of the product team, ensuring that skills and capacity are aligned with the delivery objectives from this business unit
  • Plan for and implement a process that achieves the transition of knowledge and capability from the more experienced members of the product team to new employees
  • Actively manage the relationship between and our 3rd party manufacturing units, to ensure quality and timely delivery. Focusing on the documentation, design artifacts and quality reporting.
  • Liaise with marketing department (and third parties as required) to gather intelligence on customer requirements and case studies
  • Own responsibility for delivering next generation propositions
  • Support the transfer of new proposition designs to manufacturing business unit, to include the provision of all documentation required to build and safely operate the equipment
  • Schedule and define draft budgets for the activities of the product team
  • Maintain an up to date understanding of the regulatory environments within which operates and ensure that new product designs do not breach regulations
  • Promote a culture of health and safety
  • Define OKRs relevant to the role, agree goals with the COO, and deliver
  • Provide periodical reports to the COO on progress against OKRs

Experience & Skills:

  • Relevant degree with an engineering background and prior experience of owning the delivery of new value propositions within a fast moving SME environment
  • Ability to effectively work on the delivery of multiple new propositions simultaneously
  • Ability to apply business knowledge to real-world scenarios
  • Leadership capability and effective people manager
  • Planning and management skills
  • Strategic thinker capable of making a meaningful contribution to the direction of the business
  • Problem solving skills and analytical mindset
  • Understanding of budgeting process and financial management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pro-active and self-starting
  • Ability to assimilate detailed product knowledge and to disseminate this within the team and to third party supporters as required
  • Presentation capability: written and verbal

Technical competencies:

  • Project & task management
  • People management
  • Facilitation & change management
  • Strategic leadership

How To Apply?

Please send a CV to (see below)

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