Senior Technical Manager - 0066XJ Mission Management, coordination and transformation of all R&D EE team activities in the site Shenzhen under his responsibility, in order to develop new products, ranges of products in time and in budget- or modifications maintaining of the existing ones - within the scope of CL ASIA HUB electronic product department.
Drive strongly the mission of Shenzhen for sourcing and co-development in CL. Main Responsibilities People Management & Development Communicate and drive activities from business strategy to ensure improvement targets are met.
Set goals and objectives for the team and conduct interim and annual appraisals Conduct Career Competency Reviews annually Conduct regular team building activities Foster a one Team mentality between the Adelaide and Shenzhen based team members, but also to other OD-sites in CL Perform performance management process within function and disciplinary action as per Company procedure.
Mentoring and coaching of people, making sure they have access to relevant technical training Ensure that the correct competencies required to fulfill the product roadmap are available, via training, outsourcing, or recruitment Identify and develop talent for succession Communication of direction, progress against plans, initiatives, changes and successes, and ensuring open and regular communication channels are available Perform team briefings to employees Build and maintain working relationships at all levels to ensure harmonious and productive collaboration Customer & Supplier Relationship Management Maintain positive relationships with customers and visit customers whenever possible Ensure sound understanding of the customer, including structure, politics, business processes and expectations Facilitate a positive and professional customer relationship, building trust, confidence and respect Initiate discussion with the customer to clarify needs and gain agreement re key design requirements Identify gaps in customer specifications and seek resolution Drive the strategical approach of our site in Shenzhen for Sourcing and Co-development Communicate design concepts to supplier and encourage their input into the design process (within appropriate legal structures) Provide Project Managers with up to date information regarding project progress / changes Adhere to established processes re escalation of significant customer issues Manage customer expectations re design feasibility / delivery Technical Leadership Coordination of all R&D-activities deployed in Shenzhen under his / her scope including the alignment of innovation activities Fix together with Smart Space VP, the general targets and yearly budget of the R&D area of the site including OPEX / CAPEX.
Support and ensure the fulfillment of the main responsibilities and targets of the R&D people in Shenzhen Fix together with Offer Management the strategy of Product Development, and establish a roadmap, integrating and combining the resources of the site and GTC.
Ensure appropriate levels of resource are directed towards product evolution work to deal with QVE imperatives Draw upon engineering and general industry best practice and benchmarking Identify opportunities to improve and refine work practices and systems Question engineering assumptions Driving transformation throughout the Offer Development function, with business focus, including Competence & openness & to the strong use of technology bricks, for speed to market & cost of development, from internal SE technology sources, & from outside group Co-Development partners.
Deploy and align in all sites OCP methods and procedures, tools and methodologies in the product development processes to ensure the following of the rules and best practices of the company Successful monetization of new offers being developed.
Drive and Improve level of reliability of OD Shenzhen Short time to market as a key priority and Cost of development and of product as a key priority Business Partnering Ensure open communication and maintain positive working relationships within the business and all functions in the LoB (OM, PMO, CS&Q), drive a strong Management-team-mentality of OD / OM / PM within Smart Space Shenzhen Build trust, credibility within the business Act as a trusted business partner in providing quality and timely design advice (e.
g., design specifications / regulations) Work cooperatively with Retail Wiring Devices team Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Management Actively support operational work systems that allow people to keep safe Advocate behaviour that encourages team to operate and manage a safe work environment Understands and implements company HSE policies.
Complies with company and customer HSE standards and policies. Manages individual priorities and deliverables within the HSE context.
Actively encourages a safety and environmentally conscious workplace. Strives to find new ways of improving the work environment Takes a personal interest (or 'actively own') HSE issues and activities within your area of responsibility - lead by example.
Qualifications Required skills & knowledge Advanced product, Industrialization and supply chain knowledge Excellent Technology knowledge Great understanding of SE processes Excellent Technical project management skills Excellent leadership skills and high ability to drive organizational and cultural change Open minded, highly adaptive to change Excellent communicational and negotiation skills Inspiring, engaging and convincing Strong commercial aptitude & business focus Required educational background & professional experience Education firmware engineering hardware engineering Experience Experience in industrial field of at least 10 years R&D experience of at least 5 years as R&D Manager, managing teams Related manufacturing technologies Industrial and Supply chain flow, know-how IT skills User of common tools, such MS-Office Language Level English Other (*) Basic Good X Advanced Internal relationships R&D Managers of other OD-CL-sites Managers of the rest of the industrial functions Offer Management, Category Management, Project Management Front offices teams External relationships Suppliers Subcontracted design