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Title:  Reduced Risk Products Electronics Manager

Job ID:  22283
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Weybridge
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Job Requirements


The job holder will work as a member of the Research & Development (R&D) Reduced Risk Products (RRP) team providing leadership and support for the design, development and optimisation of reduced risk products to meet current and future business requirements as well as wider business strategy.


With specific focus on electronic design, battery and power management and associated specifications, this role will require close co-ordination with other R&D Technology Managers, Project Managers and other functions, including internal regulatory and supply chain teams.


Included in the key tasks are:


  • Providing the necessary expertise in electronics to develop technical solutions and deliver acceptable products / prototypes in line with project objectives and business requirements.
  • Participating in design review meetings and risk management activities, during the development process.
  • Leading electronic design of reduced risk products ensuring that the overall design, PCB layouts and components meet technical and functional requirements and are appropriately specified.
  • Supporting the generation / advancement of novel electronics technology working closely with other R&D Technology Managers and internal regulatory teams to ensure regulatory acceptability.
  • Establishing electronic technology platforms which can be used across different products.
  • Developing internal and external testing and verification procedures for the electronic testing and assessment of prototypes including battery performance, PCBA testing and related testing with software / firmware and mechanical design.
  • Manage vendor relationships with external development partners and coordinate development activities with key suppliers.
  • Seek to maximise Intellectual Property creation.


Skills and Knowledge required


  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and across functional boundaries to complete projects within required timeframes
  • Exceptional communication skills; including the ability to effectively translate complex technical concepts to others
  • Ability to work successfully in a close team environment, demonstrating initiative and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage key projects efficiently and effectively
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills at all levels
  • Excellent working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or closely related engineering discipline or equivalent ability based on relevant experience and education.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience preferably working in development roles for a consumer electronics industry.
  • Experience working with PCB design, electronic schematics, selection of microprocessors and integrated circuits, battery design / selection, component selection and FMEA is highly desirable.
  • The role will require regular travel and in particular to Geneva, China and Japan.


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