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Executive Manager Product Development Guidance Navigation and Control - Cape Town City Centre

Responsible for establishing and leading the team tasked with the development of Guidance, Navigation and Control subsystems.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Establish a Guidance, Navigation and Control capability and lead this team, to enhance and support current and future products.
  • Identify required technical resources and develop a team required to execute guidance projects
  • Fulfil Primary Systems Engineering functions related to Guidance, Navigation and Control aspects of current and future projects.
  • Strengthen and develop the technical knowhow and capabilities in this field, to support the strategic planning of future Product Strategies.
  • Design and specify functional requirements of technical building blocks for guidance projects
  • Identify and source suitable local and international technical solution providers for projects requiring Guidance, Navigation and Control solutions.
  • Take final responsibility for the Technical Performance, Quality of Guidance, Navigation and Control aspects of projects being executed in the larger Product Development group.
  • Plan and manage the allocation of manpower and budgets in the group to ensure effective execution of projects and optimum use of available resources.
  • Execute line management functions (Budgeting, Performance Management, succession planning, etc.)
  • Provide support for marketers during marketing campaigns, proposal preparation and customer technical complaints.

POST REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum: B.Sc. / B.Eng. in Electronic or Mechatronic engineering. Masters Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the field of Systems Engineering, Guidance Navigation and Control.
  • Proven Systems Engineering experience in leading major development programs for guidance and Navigation.
  • A team player with good interpersonal, facilitation and conflict management skills.
  • Good communication, planning and organizing skills.
  • Experience in line management functions preferable.
  • Strong computer skills .
  • The position calls for a highly energetic, self-driven, independent, self-motivated person with excellent problem solving and communication skills, and the ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Candidates must possess high levels of integrity together with strong self-leadership and team leadership abilities.
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