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Engineering Project Manager

A Project Manager is urgently sought for a manufacturing/engineering company. 

Due to a variety of exciting New Product Launches and Developments, this role is being hired to give the engineering team a professional Project Management focus.  You will have a proven track record of Project Management with Software and Hardware Engineers

What you’ll be doing?

  • Manage engineering projects to deliver the agreed product roadmap for hardware products
  • Train and develop teams on Agile/Waterfall to ensure the correct methodology is used and testing is completed according to plan
  • Ensure necessary resources support agreed hardware and software projects
  • Develop project plans from design to testing and manufacturing
  • Manage the R&D programme to deliver new product launches and developments, ensure plans are in place for each part of the Product Development Road
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Engineers to map detailed product requirement and specifications
  • Put in governance to manage projects successfully
  • Develop Release notes and technical documents with Product Managers
  • Review and report on progress and deliver projects on time and within budget


Whom we are looking for

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of project management within engineering and manufacturing organisations
  • Experience in delivering complex, manufactured, products to market is essential
  • Strong technical awareness of mechanical and electronic products and systems
  • Experience of working with inhouse software/hardware teams and onsite manufacturing
  • Knowledge and practical experience of using Waterfall and Agile methodologies to deliver technical products
  • Proven system build, test, verification and release process management
  • Already based in the UK and are eligible to work for 6 months,
  • Able to start work ASAP
  • Willing to work onsite, full time


What’s on offer?

6-month contract, day rate in the region of £500 - £575 p/d, Outside IR35. Alternatively, my client may consider hiring on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

Head of Engineering

A Head of Engineering is sought for a technology manufacturing company. Permanent role, to be based on-site, in West Suffolk, on a full-time basis. Competitive salary with excellent benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Head of Engineering Leads Hardware and Software engineering teams to deliver the group NPD (new product development) strategy, develop their capability to meet key deliverables, and act as a change agent for innovation, bringing a commercial and customer-centric mindset to the function.

Collaborating with Customers to understand their needs so they can be engineered into automated and manual product ranges and with Product Managers, you will ensure that the company's and customers’ objectives are aligned with, and built into the technology strategy.

As an expert in manufactured hardware and software engineering, you will help drive long-term automated manufacturing solutions that support increased sales and growing market share.


What you’ll be doing

  • Leadership and management of multi-disciplined, hardware and software Engineering teams,
  • Global new process technology development and implementation for manufacturing sites
  • Identify automated technical product improvements
  • Partner with manufacturing sites and third-party suppliers to manage new technical developments
  • Identify and resolve technical engineering problems that arise in manufacturing facilities
  • Manage Software Test as a function, ensuring high quality for all New Products
  • Management of the NPI programme in line with cost and quality targets
  • Define the annual Engineering budget, manage expenditure
  • Train employees to engage with customers and develop key client relationships
  • Assure that all safety, regulatory and ESG measures are met


Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of senior-level accomplishment within a similarly high-value, low-volume complex engineering and manufacturing operation.
  • Success in leading hardware and software Engineering teams
  • Proven ability to manage complex, multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Up to date with engineering innovations including Automation, Robotics, AI etc.
  • Demonstrable history of successfully developing and motivate teams
  • Extensive NPD and NPI management, able to develop relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Ideally possess a relevant engineering degree
  • You will already be based in the UK, are eligible to remain on an indefinite basis
  • Willing to work onsite, full time.


What’s on offer? Competitive Salary, + car allowance, Bonus, Medical Insurance, Pension etc

Langley is exclusively retained to manage this process on behalf of our client, full disclosure of salary and package will be provided to those applicants who are verbally contacted during shortlisting.  

Buyer - Components

My Client, a leading Technology company is for a Buyer with experience in sourcing electrical components and sourcing in Asia and the Far East.

You’ll be expected to:          

  • Lead in the purchase and supply of procured goods and services
  • Use good procurement practises and commercial experience to achieve best commercial terms and product quality
  • Manage and build relationships with far east supply base
  • Co-ordinate international shipping from overseas suppliers
  • Manage and develop strong working relationships with supply base and internal stakeholders
  • Deal with post PO issues such as invoice and booking in queries
  • Own and manage technical query process between supplier and Kane engineers
  • Identify and assess new supply options for current and upcoming purchasing requirements
  • Where required provide support on strategic sourcing projects
  • Assist in supplier quality monitoring and KPI reporting
  • Effectively and efficiently manage MRP suggestions ensuring part availability and correct stock level

Please only apply if you have proven experience of:

  • Purchasing components, mouldings and other specified materials from far east sources
  • Using MRP software
  • Implementing best procurement methods and processes
  • Cost reduction experience using benchmarking, negotiation & or process improvement
  • Ability to think laterally to overcome short term supply issues
  • Excellent planning, communication & organisation skills
  • A good understanding of MRP and potential issues arising from its use
  • High level of PC literacy with familiarity of ERP systems

For further information please email or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7866.

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