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As a Project Manager you will work in a multidisciplinary Operations team creating plans to deliver next generation products that drive innovation and challenge the status quo. This is a fast-paced environment and we’re looking for someone who can work collaboratively with the internal teams and external partners.

The role

  • Reporting to the Head of NPI in our state-of-the-art offices in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • As the key point of contact both internally and externally for New Product Introduction, you will focus resources to ensure the timely delivery of projects from our R&D teams, to our NPI facility in Abingdon and ultimately to our contract manufacturer based in China for mass production.
  • You will create systematic project plans that drive innovation and support the companies long term goal
  • Form and manage the relevant project resources ensuring appropriate communications and planning
  • Ensure each project progresses successfully through each stage by interacting with suppliers and internal teams
  • You will establish key strategic partnerships that allow you to troubleshoot and push boundaries
  • Produce and maintain Strategic Sourcing Strategies for key commodities.
  • Support successful project handover when necessary, including relevant documentation
  • Implement systems and processes that implement quality
  • Support the implementation of product quality in processes and systems developed
  • Utilising commercial understanding to form key decision making
  • Calculate risk in each project and proactively manage this risk ensuring corrective action is taken to minimise impact to deadlines
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, managers and peers
  • Monitor and control project finances including expenditure and invoicing

What we like to see

  • A degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Prince2 qualification or similar
  • Experience delivering projects in an engineering setting.
  • Ability to solve problems and find innovative solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills to motivate and lead teams
  • Ability to negotiate and manage supplier partnerships.
  • Experience exploring and generating new ideas to find new ways of working
  • Experience influencing key stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (Bonus)

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