Technical Director

Posted 08 September 2021
Up to £70000.00 per annum
LocationNorthumberland, England
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEV & Engineering

Job description

Our Client is a leading electronic manufacturing business based in the North East of England. The company currently require a talented Technical Director to join the business.

Purpose of the role:

  • Discover and implement new technologies that provide competitive advantage to the business.
  • Lead the company technology roadmap at both a strategic and tactical level.
  • Lead the technical team (engineering, compliance, projects and IT) to maximise their performance and development both individually and collectively.
  • Deliver new product development projects on time, on budget, on specification and to the required standards.
  • Oversee and deliver a technology roadmap that provides a cohesive "technology platform" across multiple product ranges, over several years.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a vision for how technology will be used in the company
  • Outline goals for research and development
  • Ensure our resources meet the company's long-term and short-term needs.
  • Prioritise products, projects and technologies that offer the greatest strategic advantages to the business.
  • Oversee each products lifecycle from conception to retirement and allocate technical resources appropriately
  • Ensure all company products meet certification requirements
  • Ensure company products have a sustainable competitive advantage over the mid-long term
  • Communicate effectively with all stake holders, internally, externally and at all levels
  • Plan and manage the Technical Departments budget
  • Improve our processes, systems and procedures for long-term benefits
  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the company's overall objectives and resources
  • Implement innovative technologies
  • Ensure all new product development projects flow through the internal product development process and product changes through the system
  • Drive continuous improvement of products, processes, quality and cost to improve our competitiveness
  • Hold monthly 1-2-1 meetings and annual appraisals with all members of your team, improve their performance and develop their careers
  • Communicate and introduce new technologies and ideas within the department and wider company

Skills Required:

  • Degree in Engineering
  • Relevant industry experience in a similar role (Director level)
  • 5+ years of managing a team of 10+ staff
  • Track record of bringing innovation into businesses successfully
  • Track record of improving teams and developing people
  • Ability to make decisions based on high quality interpretation of information
  • Demonstrable ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to deliver projects on-time, on-specification and on budget
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Great analytical and maths skills
  • A commitment to self-development and professional development
  • Excellent judgement, problem solving and critical thinking
  • Leadership and organisation skills
  • MBA / Masters in a technical field
  • Knowledge of IoT applications or firmware
  • Demonstratable knowledge of wider business strategy.
  • Ability to grow and develop within the business.
  • Full driving licence


  • Up to £70000 plus a comprehensive benefits package

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