Vice President: Research & Development & Engineering

Industry/ Sector/ Domain

Leading Electronics Company.

Location

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Experience Range

25+  years

Company Profile

Catenon India’s Client: One of the leading Electronics Companies.

Responsibilities:

Strategic

  • Formulate long term and short term strategy for R&D in line with the objectives and vision of the Company
  • Monitor and analyze R&D activity through key performance indicators
  • Connect regularly with the customers, keep them updated regarding the latest developments & technology innovations at the
  • Company and launch of new products
  • Participate in technical events / seminars and build network
  • Building an innovation culture

Planning & Budgeting

  • Plan capacity, people and resources for R&D projects
  • Evaluate existing R&D facilities and identify gaps as well as alternatives for meeting requirements and estimate capital expenditure

Knowledge Management

  • Contribute to the knowledge bank by adding / updating the knowledge base
  • Implement systems for collaboration, documentation and sharing good practices
  • Present technical papers

People Management

  • Develop culture and capability to ensure employees have the ability to challenge the status quo in technical issues, projects and
  • processes
  • Ensure all positions are filled all the time and hire new resources as per plan
  • Engage with HR to ensure implementation of best practices

Technology Roadmap

  • Develop new/optimized ways of working
  • Ensuring competitive advantage with the help of technology
  • Define architecture and lead product innovation by example
  • Lead and create a pipeline of product innovations after competition bench-marking and collaboration with different stakeholders

Engineering

  • Lead engineering team for end-to-end product development right from concept/design till testing and evaluation.
  • Directing NPD projects as per budgets and delivery time-lines
  • Review and finalize new product specification based on study report and PM teams inputs
  • Review and approve ECNs
  • Industrialization and Manufacturing Automation
  • Review CAPA of field complaints and ensure horizontal deployment of actions to avoid repetitive complaints
  • Ensure timely development of jig and fixture
  • Ensure product, component and reliability test are executed against all the required product standards and are in line with product delivery time line

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