R&D Project Manager

Purpose:

Project Management including:

  • Planning and project cost
  • Lead R&D development process (Marketing specification, project review, …)
  • Track progress (time, cost, quality)
  • Resolve project priorities
  • Kick off and customer communication
  • Alpha and beta trial coordination

 

Main accountabilities:

  • Define technical specification based on Product Manager request for new product developments.
  • Responsible for planning, product & project cost, and quality of new product development projects
  • Coordinate R&D activities together with each functional head to bring an idea to launch.
  • Ensures planning follow up and deliverables required by NPI process.
  • Monitors compliance with KPI defined for new products
  • Owns R&D process and ensure new solutions fulfil customer expectations (KPI, EVC, …)
  • Coordinates effort for cross-department projects (R&D Systems, Systems Engineering, Refractory R&D, Purchasing, …)
  •  Defines and monitors Scope of supply to ensure on-time delivery of new parts
  • Tracks progress (time, cost, quality) and initiate corrective actions where necessary
  • Focus on risk management, raise critical issues to senior management
  • Support NPI leader to defend stage gate transition
  • Resolves project priority conflicts with functional heads (inside/outside R&D) and escalates where necessary
  • Organizes and chairs monthly R&D review meeting
  • Focus on continuous improvement of process and solutions
  • Contributes to R&D roadmap definition, budget, resources forecast, …

 

Qualifications:

Master, Mechanical Engineering / Electro Mechanical / Automation engineering.

 

Experience (number of years, seniority level, nature):

7+ years

 

Expertise areas:

  • Innovation Project Plan and Planning.
  • Project Management methodology
  • Risk management

 

Skills:

  • Team Management, Strong Leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills and structured approach to work
  • Decision Minded
  • English knowledge
  • WW Travelling
  • Committed