Business Prototype Manager

Coventry £ 50,000 - £ 65,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 012633

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking a Business Prototype Manager. This role is to join Business Launch Centre (BLC) team, this is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing organisation, adding value to new startups, strategic accounts, MTC members and clients.

The Role

The creation of Business Launch Centre (BLC) enables higher TRL levels (7 to 9) to be supported including incubation of prototype to pilot line production to be supported. The centre is currently focused on a number of channels including start-up companies, entrepreneurs and investment markets.
Key responsibilities and deliverables of the Business Prototype Manager include:
Supporting the transition form prototype design into X number market seeding prototype build.
Handling of initial client meetings to determine the product assembly requirements, Bill of Materials and timeframes.
Develop a manufacturing assembly process based within SOPWITH assembly cell, to include all BOM procurement timeframes, handling bespoke procurement of part items and ensuring the procurement and build sequence meets the delivery timescale.
Determine the layout and requirements for SOPWITH assembly cell in order to handle a range of products that BLC incubation may have to assemble. This may include medical devices requiring clean room facilities.
Determine the resource requirement for assembly and skills level requirements. To secure from MTC or External assembly staff who may be temporary or be part of the apprentice training school. Occurrences may develop that temporary staff may transfer with the product assembly offsite under the control of the incubation client to assist transfer of assembly from Prototype Incubator into their own factory space.

The Person

The Business Prototype Manager position is suited to an experienced Manufacturing/Production Manager who also has had exposure in developing engineering solutions from idea through to concept. Ideally an individual who has experience of client facing relationship business development (BDM) but who also has a background in manufacturing prototype or manufacturing assembly.
Further essential qualities and knowledge required are:
Educated to a minimum of degree level with an engineering bias ideally manufacturing or production.
Manufacturing Production and Assembly Techniques
Procurement process and timeline for Bill of Materials
Design for Assembly Techniques and Design Development
Manufacturing and production benchmarking
Production management, engineering tools and techniques
Manufacturing change management and human factors
Modern digital tools for assembly support, especially digital integration
Relationship and business development activities client facing

To apply for Business Prototype Manager please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Alex Harman
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