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Development Manager

Job Reference: 32484_1534089621
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary Range:

£45000 to 45000 per Annum + package, negotiable

Job Type: Permanent

A Development Manager position has just become available for a well-established manufacturing business, near the Milton Keynes area. This well regarded business will be paying a starting salary of £45,000 (negotiable) package, to the successful Engineering professional.

Purpose of the Development Manager -

Management of the Development area, Pre-Production facilities and the manufacture of prototype and pre-production machinery.

Development Manager duties include -

* Manage everyday activities, of the Development area and the pre-production facilities. This will include - duty scheduling, resource supervision, inspection of any housekeeping standards and management of Health and Safety barometer checks.
* Manage the build of Proof of concept > Proof of Product > Proof of Process and Proof of Production prototype machinery.
* Implement and manage changes to the above as and when required.
* Manage the Project Engineers, assign tasks and review training requirements and progression plans.
* Liaise with the Development Team Supervisors and Senior Projects Engineers, to make sure prototype machines are manufactured with accurate design intent in mind.
* Supervise prototype commissioning and communicate with the relevant teams to resolve any issues.
* Review build sequence > Initial Sample Inspection Reports > work instructions, and quality documentation, produced by the Project Engineers, to confirm accuracy and efficiency.
* Liaise with the Design team, to ensure tooling/fixings are looked at on time and correctly, ensuring a smooth transition to production.

Development Manager desirable skills/experience/attributes -

* Experience working within the pre-production area, prototyping products and with activities relating to new product introduction (NPI).
* Strong understanding of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
* Knowledge of Quality tools such as Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
* Knowledge of welding > assembly processes >hosing and electrical wiring.
* Knowledge of Design for the Manufacture and Assemblies.
* Strong communication skills and commercial awareness.
* Proactive work ethic and natural problem solver.
* Engineering, or relevant education within a technical division.

Development Manager position benefits -

* Opportunity to be part of a well-established and ever expanding business.
* Competitive salary.
* Pension and holiday package.
* Free parking.
* Family and charity events.

If interested in this position, please apply through this advert immediately, or call me for more details!

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

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