Product Development Manager

To manage the design and development of products

Manchester, UK

Full Time, Permanent

Degree or equivalent experience in area of expertise.

Closing Date: Friday 17th February 2023



  • Responsible for development and output of product development engineering team to deliver to NPD projects.
  • Leading project activities and their deliveries including planning, reviewing progress, and ensuring adherence to Elcometer processes and their requirements.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Line management of team members including objective setting, personal development and performance management.
  • Competence development of team, including tools and processes.
  • Work with project and product development managers and lines within R&D to agree targets and resources.
  • Contribute to R&D process development and continuous improvement.
  • Adherence to all legislation relevant to the product or company.
  • Ensure team and projects are working to and meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
  • Participation to R&D reporting and strategy implementation as a member of the departmental management team.
  • Contribute to departmental, project and product budget planning and authorise limited value purchases.
  • Ensure own product development documentation is sufficient for purpose and retained/archived in an accessible system.

About You: 


  • Strong experience in product development engineering management/leadership.
  • Proven track record in managing teams and development projects.
  • Experience in developing complex technical solutions for new products and processes.
  • Electronics product design and leadership.
  • Experience in cross functional environment of mechanical, hardware and software disciplines


  • Strong leadership and people skills.
    • Strong emphasis on drive and determination.
    • Ability to lead by example.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Strong analytical and problemsolving skills.
    • Good understanding of real time software and the use of appropriate methods to implement it.
    • Customer Focus
    • Planning & Business Performance
    • Commercial Awareness & Financial Impact


Applications should be made by forwarding a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively, you can submit your application by post to: Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6BU.