Product Technical Manager

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Product Technical Manager – 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Technical risk management;
  • Project Scope (R&D Scope)
  • Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List)
  • Project Schedule and Supplier Status (R&D Level 2 plan ties to Project Level 1 plan and customer milestones)
  • Drives and manages project progress. Result driven
  • Forecast issues / delays - constant updating & managing of the L2 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
  • Build strong relationships with customer, being able to build / repair relationships, defuse escalations
  • Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected
  • Delegate tasks
  • Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.g. ME Leader, HW Leader, Sys, other Product Technical leads)
  • Manage budget
  • Ability to forecast changes
  • Estimation of resource needs and development workload within R&D; Ensuring the monthly balancing of resources against needs
  • Keep customers/stakeholders updated on Project progress.
  • Prepare/validate reports on Project development progress to DR/PVC/TSC and to all Governance stages when required
  • Manage customer relationships (internal and external) and coordinate communication within their 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
  • Promote the company’s values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System/ Project teams and control their application
  • Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements
  • Ensure Project development in compliance with the company’s standards.

 Job Requirements:

  • An Engineering Degree in a technical area e.g. Mechanical, Electronics, Mechatronic, Optics, Computer Science;
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a Project/Product Management role
  • Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
  • Thorough understanding of the physical product development cycle
  • Technical background within product development - ideally optomechatronics
  • Ability to define appropriate measures for themselves and the team to achieve project goals; Prioritisation and co-ordination of those measures
  • Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to
  • Cost driven to improve project financials
  • Manage Communication/reporting with customers
  • Deep understanding coupled with hands on experience of product design and development.
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent team player, autonomous in their role with proven leadership ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good problem-solving skills.


For more information on this role contact Martin Connell on 091 507507 or email

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Martin Connell

Recruitment Consultant +353 91 507507 / +353 87 1033674
  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:Galway
  • Type:Contract
  • Category:Technology & IT