R&D - Product Technical Manager
Valeo
Chennai , TN, IN
1d ago

Responsibilities

  • The Project Planning / organization Project Scope (R&D Scope) Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List) Product Quality Project Schedule and Supplier Status (R&D Level 2 plan ties to Project Level 1 plan and customer milestones) Ability to define appropriate measures for themselves and the team to achieve project goals;
  • Prioritization and co-ordination of those measures Drives and manages project progress. Result driven Ability to forecast issues / delays - constant updating managing of the 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

  • End customer orientation Strong relationship with customer, being able to build / repair relationships, defuses escalations.
  • Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected. Ability to develop the customer view.

    Understanding customer plans before formalization.

  • Analytical skills / problem solving.
  • Leadership Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to achieve a common goal Ability to delegate Lead by example (attitude) Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.
  • g. Sw Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical leads)

  • Sensitivity - recognizes each persons strengths, interests, problem and improves their weaknesses
  • Manage budget Cost driven to improve project financials Ability to motivate team in generating improvement activity Ability to forecast changes Estimation of resource needs and development workload within R&D;
  • Ensuring the monthly balancing of resources against needs

  • Manage communication / reporting with Customers on Project development progress 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 relationship (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 Ensure management of Escalation if any

  • Promote Valeo Values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System / Project teams and control their application Respect Valeo Code of ethics Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements Ensure Project development in compliance with Valeo standards
  • Education / Training

  • An Engineering Degree in a relevant area e.g. Electronics
  • Professional Experience

  • Minimum 8 years experience in an Project / Product Management role
  • Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
  • Manage Communication / reporting with customers
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Experience in the automotive industry will be an advantage
  • Good team player with proven leadership ability
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confident, articulate, self motivated, determined, energetic
  • The company reserves the right to request an employee to be flexible in his / her duties
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