Technical Manager

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Glen Callum Associates
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Date Posted
23rd November 2017

Job Description

Technical Manager / Technical Category Product Manager

Ideal  Location - Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Shrewsbury, Newport, Cheltenham

(Re-location support package available)

££ Excellent salary + Bonus + Car +  Excellent benefits package

Are you a Category Manager  or Product Manager  with great technical  capabilities and experience gained within the Automotive Aftermarket or OEM / Tier 1 Supplier  to the automotive sector?  Do you have excellent attention to detail combined with great man-management skills and an ability to get the best from your team?

If your answer is yes and you are ready for a unique senior technical challenge then read on as this could be just the opportunity you have been looking for.

Schaeffler UK Ltd…

We are working with the Schaeffler Group an innovative German automotive manufacturing business and a leader in supplying the world's automotive industry with premium, engineered drive train solutions. Here in the UK they are a fast growing organisation and with their 3 premium brands LuKINA and FAGthey are established brand leaders within the automotive aftermarket. As an integral parts manufacturerand supply partner to world leading vehicle manufacturers they cover a broad spectrum of applications including passenger carcommercial vehicle, agricultural  and off-highway sectors.

The Challenge…

Reporting directly to the MD and working closely with the Head of Operations this is a key appointment and the successful candidate will be responsible for all category management / product managementactivities, along with developing the technical & training function that supports UK business within the automotive aftermarket sector.

  • Manage, develop and nurture the product management & technical functions for the business and associated team members of circa 10 individuals.
  • Head up key activities for the UK including total focus on product range extensions and gap analysis for the UK market / portfolio.
  • Bring forward plans to cater for product range development and sourcing specific product references from the German parent company.
  • Analyse and track competitor activity in relation to product range and category development including cross referencing and parts identification tools / catalogues.
  • Further develop and grow the organisations technical hotline support function catering for the needs of distributors and repairers alike.
  • Manage procedural operations for the UK warranty services and attain KPI benchmarking.
  • Prepare & deliver meaningful and engaging technical training sessions to cement the company's reputation as number 1 in their field.
  • Become the face for the technical function at European meetings and dealings with the parent company in Germany covering category management, product management and technical matters for the business.

Our Ideal Candidate…

Our ideal candidate will undoubtedly require experience of operating in a technical category management / technical product management, or even a technical services management capacity preferably within the automotive aftermarket, OEM or Tier 1 supplier to the motor industry.

You will also

  • Possess natural leadership and supervisory qualities and be able to lead the technical team from the front.
  • Be able to work well under pressure, be quick to learn, IT literate, analytical and possess a natural flare and passion for solving technical problems. You will also require strong technical capabilities and excellent communication abilities both written and verbal with an ability to communicate at all levels from business owner / stakeholder through to workshop owners and technicians.
  • Be educated to HNC/ HND or degree level in a technical / engineering discipline as a mi

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