Director Product Development

Job Description

Pacific International Recruitment is an international boutique recruitment firm with its headquarter in London and further offices in Germany and the US, which has been supporting candidates and clients in those regions for over 20 years. Our client is an international company within the semiconductor industry who is looking to recruit a Director for their Product Development team. A successful candidate has concrete technical knowledge in the electronics and semiconductor field, experience in R&D and already disciplinary team responsibility. Further, being able to detect, run and improve several projects at once while setting up and improving the team's structure and business plan is highly important. If you consider yourself as passionate and pragmatic person who can oversee both timing and cost in the Semiconductor field and who likes to share his vision, this will be a fantastic opportunity for you.


Main Tasks:  

  • Disciplinary and technical team responsibility for more than 10 team members 
  • Detect and improve multiple projects in new product development and during products' life cycle  
  • Build a business plan while securing cost and timing and ensure that the targets are met 
  • Set up and improve the internal processes 
  • Make sure that the procedures and parameters are clear for the team and other relevant departments 
  • Discover further opportunities with the team to improve the products' complexity 
  • Interface function between the Management, Marketing, Sales, Product Management and the clients


Your profile:  

  • Master’s degree in the area of Microelectronics, Semiconductors, Electronics or Physics 
  • +10 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry, as well as relevant experience in R&D and project management 
  • +3 years of experience in the Automotive industry and with functional safety certifications 
  • Strong experience in creating business plans and overseeing timeline and financials 
  • Direct disciplinary team responsibility for at least 5 employees  
  • Superior technical understanding of semiconductor and electronic products and their application, 
  • Experienced in analysing the market and the customer’s needs  
  • Inspiring leadership style, passionate and analytic character and a strong hands-on mentality
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis 
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in other European language (i.e. French, German or Italian) is of advantage 

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