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Senior Technical Manager R&d

IXL Home - Abbotsford, NSW

Source: uWorkin

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Senior Technical Manager R&D

  • New Full Time Ongoing Position
  • Abbotsford Based
  • Travel Required

The IXL Group is a 100% Australian owned business that is long established and committed to our businesses and our people for over 160 years. We invest in our people and seek to build organisational excellence and capacity through these people and are looking for the right person to help set us up for another 160 years. Our organisation seeks individuals that are aligned to the values of Safety, Honesty & Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Innovation and Excellence.

Due to organisational growth, IXL Home have an exciting new role for a Senior Technical Manager in our Research and Development team. The role is located at our Abbotsford site, however the successful incumbent must be prepared to travel between sites each week to our main R&D Lab and major manufacturing partner in Geelong.

Reporting to the CEO, the successful incumbent will work closely with the New Products and Project Development Manager to ensure the timing and inputs of products align with technical requirements and scope. They will also be responsible to ensure the strong management of internal processes for product development in line with engineering practices and will be responsible for, but not limited to -

  • Identify and implement NPD and engineering process and disciplines as required.
  • Highlight operational formal inefficiencies in department and report to Management to streamline product development. (Continuously improve department agility.)
  • Clearly communicate the requirements and specs from marketing along with a design discussion that may involve all members of the R&D to get a cross section of views and cross pollinate knowledge for department robustness.
  • A key stakeholder in sourcing and liaison in regard to sourcing and collection of components for assembly ensuring this task is carried out in an effective and time efficient manner
  • Liaise with manufacturing partners to ensure product design is in line with the design for manufacture
  • Identifies stage gates for R&D development
  • Ensures that research into new products is carried out and keeps abreast of new technologies into related field
  • Reviewing and signing off on the product BOMs & CAD for sending to contract manufacturers
  • Investigate customer returns and suggest corrective actions
  • Content writing and review of User Manuals in collaboration with marketing / support.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Knowledge of specifying mechanical / injection moulding / enclosure design/ metal fabrication.
  • Established working knowledge of component vendors and sourcing skills.
  • Proven experience in electrical consumer product appliance design and development environment
  • Strong capability with preparing verification reports, and other engineering documents - Design documents and plans.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to resolve complex product development issues.
  • Strong capability with training, mentoring, and leading a team of engineers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - Team player and confident consulting skills
  • High level of confidence to provide technical leadership to projects - Develop specifications, designs, and architecture to projects.
  • Experience in leading R&D engineering teams
  • Ability to identify and continuously improve upon engineering disciplines and process.

This is a full time, permanent position and is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a friendly and motivated company, which values excellence in our actions and activities.

If you are interested in the role and believe you have the skills and experience to make a major contribution, please provide a cover letter and a copy of your resume via Linkedin.

IXL Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

All employees must have the right to work in Australia