Technical Project Manager
The mission of the Product Technical Leader is to bring professional PM & Planning experience to the execution of the project. To clearly define, communicate & control the time, cost & quality of the project. To effectively communicate with the project team all requirements & facilitate resolution of all project related issues. To efficiently and effectively communicate with management on all issues requiring escalation. To deliver the project on time, within budget to the required quality level.
·         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, defuse 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.
·         Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to achieve a common goal
·         Ability to delegate
·         Lead by example
·         Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.g. Sw Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical leads)
·         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
·         An Engineering Degree or Business related Degree
·         Minimum 3-5 years experience in an Project 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