Senior Project Manager

Purpose of Role/Key Objectives

It began with one man’s passion for music.

Believe that the exploration of sound is an adventure? Want to join a world leader in the audio field and work alongside some genuinely talented people?

Naim Audio is a highly respected global brand that is both innovative and creative, continually receiving industry awards and consistent 5-star reviews for our ability to produce technically brilliant and stylish audio pieces. #NaimAudio #FocalpoweredbyNaim

By managing the relationship between our four pillars of engineering we enable our listeners to hear every single note in equal measure and transcend from audio sound to musical performance.  We call this unique and emotive transmission the ‘Voice of Naim’; it’s our signature, our calling card.

How can you join us?

Here at Naim Audio there is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our R&D department delivering an effective and efficient service to our stakeholders.

Unlike most other consumer electronics, Naim Audio products are not designed to be replaced three or four years down the line, they are built for sustainability, as an investment to enable the customer to enjoy many years of incredible musical experience.  Our pride in this regard is integrated in all we do, culturally, here at Naim.    

The Role

Responsible for the management of Naim’s ODM & Platform product development projects to agreed time, cost and quality objectives. Working closely with Project Leads & Technical Project Leads, Group R&D Director, and other stakeholders to manage engineering resources and the wider operational team to facilitate the smooth introduction of new products into production. To champion project management & quality development processes at Naim.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage NPD projects in liaison with the with Project Leads & Technical Project Leads, Group R&D Director, and other stakeholders to deliver products to meet time, quality and cost objectives.
  • Manage new production introductions from R&D through into full production.
  • Develop and promote new processes, methods and technologies to facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Work with Group R&D Director, Site Director and Finance Director to set project budgets and carry out feasibility studies for new projects.
  • Agree resource allocation with Group R&D Director & departmental heads required to deliver each project.
  • Ensure effective cost, time scales, processes, health, safety and quality objectives are met.
  • Provide high level management reports that are accessible to all.
  • Work with the Project Lead / Technical Project Leads to compile an agreed, achievable Product Design Specification.
  • Work with Project leads to formulate and drive the project plan for the complete development lifecycle.
  • Anticipate bottle necks, provide escalation management, anticipate challenges and balance customer and business needs versus technical constraints.
  • Delivery of large complex projects, by breaking them down into manageable elements, develop function specifications and then delivery them successfully on time.
  • Ensure project plan task timings, quality and cost objectives are met by the R&D designers and third parties.  
  • Third Party Management - oversee the involvement of any third-party design partners, ensuring they meet our quality, cost and timing goals. 
  • International travel will be required to fulfil this role
  • Attend regular meetings such as:
    • Cross-functional NPD meeting - reporting on progress to plan tasks from the R&D department (Weekly)
    • Phase Gate reviews for each project (as required)
    • R&D Stand and Deliver meetings – weekly
    • Individual departmental project meetings (as required)
    • Group COMEX presentations

Skills & Requirements

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical individuals
  • Track record of being detail-orientated with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow through on projects.
  • Ability to define scope and solve problems creatively and practically.

Qualification / Experience

  • Degree qualified in engineering subject (ideally electronics).

Location:

Salisbury

Reporting to:

Site Director

Hours of work:

37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday

If you are interested in this role, please contact us at [email protected].