Product Development Manager

Merthyr Tydfil Permanent
  • Excellent opportunity to join an established business part of a Global Group
  • Leading Product Development activities

About Our Client

My client are a specialist materials manufacturer based in South Wales, they are part of a global manufacturing group who continue to invest and grow.

Job Description

As the Product Development Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the programme of technical development activity, balancing risk and commercial reward, to ensure that the return from R&D activity is optimised.
  • Lead new product development projects and work with sales teams to manage the technical aspects of development for existing and potential customers.
  • Identify how the business can exploit new product development opportunities within the medical market to increase the product portfolio, reduce costs, improve product quality and reduce risk to the end consumer.
  • Work with key suppliers to develop new raw materials, formulations and product specifications to safeguard the long term future of the product.
  • Co-ordination with corporate & local development groups to direct product/process.

The Successful Applicant

As the Product Development Manager your skills and experience will include:

  • Ideally qualified to Masters level in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Materials Science, you will possess solid experience of technical product development ideally in a medical applications environment, however this is not essential.
  • With proven project management skills, you will be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of quality systems, together with appropriate environmental and safety standards (14001 and 18001). HSE specific skills especially COSHH & REACH are also required.
  • A proven track record of collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, able to form a bridge between the technical aspects of R&D and the commercial objectives of the organisation.
  • Good commercial awareness with the ability to effectively manage resources to optimise return and align R&D activity to strategic business aims.

What's on Offer

Excellent salary, bonus and benefits.

Mark Hickman
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+44 292 064 2034

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Mark Hickman
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+44 292 064 2034
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