Technical Manager

Clark Drain is a leading drainage product manufacturer and supplier to the UK construction industry. Due to business growth we are currently looking to recruit a full time Technical Manager to be based at our Head Office in Peterborough. As part of the Senior Management Team the role offers an excellent working environment and competitive salary package dependant on experience. Position Description Represent the Technical Department within the Integrated Project Team and be the interface between Technical, Design and Development and Manufacturing. Liaise closely and positively with the Quality Assurance team to ensure issues are dealt with in a timely and proficient manner. You will demonstrate a "Safety First, Quality Always" approach to your colleagues and products. You will demonstrate strong people skills that will include leadership, effective communication up and down our company structure, listening, reflecting and feedback, effective decision making and conflict management to resolution. You will be responsible to the Managing Director for managing and reporting all aspects of the technical need of the company and the projects under your control including "horizon scanning" for operational hazards. You will be accountable for the proficient and professional management of the technical requirements of the business including offering support to the Sales & Manufacturing units to ensure all the company's expectations are met and bettered. Develop strategies and methods to develop and bring to a conclusion new product design and ideas. Depending on your level of experience, you will be required to project manage small teams to achieve the companywide goals in relation to new product development. Key Skills Required for Submission Working knowledge of Solidworks Professional Demonstrable skills and understanding of the principles of MRP Demonstrable skills in managing key stakeholders in the business to achieve the companies technical and new product development goals. Be financially savvy in your actions and decision-making processes Excel at communicating internally with your colleagues and externally with clients and show a solid desire to drive improvement at all levels. Experience Preferred Experience of working within a high paced manufacturing environment A proven track record of managing small teams and or functional staff that do not directly report to you. Ideally have some working knowledge of steel & plastics materials, manufacturing and design techniques. Education Preferred A degree or equivalent in an engineering/manufacturing discipline Hours of work are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00 with a 30 minute unpaid break for lunch. Other benefits include: 21 days annual leave plus bank holidays Life Cover (after 1 year service) Full Sickness Payment (after 1 year service and capped at 30 days per annum) Eyecare Scheme Childcare Vouchers Discount/Loyalty Scheme Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme Salary £45k dependant on experience

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