Head of Product Development

London (South), London (Greater)
Six figure package
10 Apr 2018
08 May 2018
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Product Development 
Impact Technology and Tech Wearables
Excellent and highly competitive package
South West London

Outstanding opportunity to take the lead in the development of new, technologically advanced products, and deliver them to market. 

This young, entrepreneurial company is seeking a strong Head of Product Development to implement process and create reliable NPD procedures and plans. Working with technology leaders and inventors, the business operates at the forefront of wearable tech and has created a number of products that will be revolutionary in their application, and they are now taking product development into a number of ‘first of a kind’ sporting products. This is your chance to join an exciting new company in its early stage, benefiting from the entrepreneurial spirit of an innovation company, coupled with the financial support of a rapidly growing partner company. As an experienced team member, you will also have a prominent role in defining and delivering the company’s product roadmap

The role
•    Lead and manage technical product development activities
•    Create and manage a development strategy that supports the product roadmap
•    Be a thought leader and create plans for future proofing the business
•    Lead initiatives in IP creation
•    Manage resourcing and work estimation of projects in collaboration with the Project Manager
•    Promote a policy of peer review and technical challenge within the team 
•    Issue regular reports detailing development status, performance and  resourcing
•    Drive production of technical specifications and own the review process
•    Review and approve product reliability documentation and testing
•    Act as an escalation point, and manage issue resolution
•    Drive lessons learnt and an environment of continuous improvement
•    Be a champion for working smart, efficiently, effectively, and constantly looking to improve speed of delivery
•    Cost and budgetary management

The person
We are looking for someone with passion, dynamism, and energy, as well as the experience to set efficient process.

Essential Skills and Experience:
•    Experience managing consumer electronics product development is critical
•    Good degree qualification in a related technical subject, ideally Electrical/Electronic
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Software
•    A track record of experience with Contract manufactures and launching far-eastern
made high volume products
•    Demonstrated technical proficiency and effectiveness working closely and managing
engineers using waterfall and agile development methodologies
•    Significant experience working in a management capacity in a fast-paced entrepreneurial technology based business

The Tarsh Partnership is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. We are a leading name in marketing recruitment with extensive recruitment experience working with brand management, communications, category management and insight/research specialists. If you would like to discuss this role, or any other roles that might be suitable, please e-mail or call one of the team

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