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Project Manager in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom at Linx

Date Posted: 4/13/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: LIN000591

About Us

Since its formation in 1987 Linx has earned a reputation for its thoughtfully designed and well-engineered products. The company has continued to invest around 6% of turnover annually in research and development, making it one of the UK’s top research spenders in relation to its turnover. Investment in R&D has delivered new continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, laser coders, thermal transfer overprinters, and case coders, supported by a comprehensive range of ancillary products. Linx sells to a geographically diverse market, with over 80% of sales outside the UK. With a growing worldwide market share and a significant position in all major CIJ markets, Linx is one of the CIJ industry’s leading players. Linx is renowned for reliable, easy-to-use products which have a low total cost of ownership, as well as for its strong customer service ethos.


Position Summary

The Programme Manager is responsible for the initiation, planning, delivery and closure of new product development projects – on time; to specification; to product cost; within planned budget. These product development projects will have small development teams (typically <6 engineers) and involve a significant software engineering content. In some cases the engineering effort will be almost entirely software and may involve both embedded and cloud based solutions. The Programme Manager may also lead cost reduction or product quality improvement projects on existing product range.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead cross-functional project teams

• Develop and maintain an integrated schedule, product specification, product cost model, risk assessment, resource plan and budget

• Lead the execution of the project including tradeoff decisions; identification of risks and issues; problem solving; negotiate and ensure availability of resources.

• Ensure project compliance with international standards and regulatory requirements

•  Capture the requirements and manage the expectation of key stakeholders

•  Conduct phase toll gate and monthly management reviews

•  Where required take role of Product Owner within a small agile/Scrum team

•  Where necessary, on smaller projects, act as product engineer  - carrying out product level testing and creating product documentation.

Job Requirements


Key Behavioural Success Factors

• Pro-active and relentless in solving cross functional problems by collaborating with functional leads in Product Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Marketing and Customer Services as well as Engineering.

• Technically capable – capable of understanding customer and product technologies

• Strong motivational leadership and the ability to influence others without direct authority

•  Provide clear and unambiguous project goals and deliverables

• Champion the project, ensuring clarity of vision and effective communication with key stakeholders; using strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ensure that roles and responsibilities are unmistakably understood and agreed upon by all

• Plan continuously and prioritise ruthlessly

Education and/or Experience


• 3+ years Product Development experience with cross-functional exposure in a relevant high-tech industry

• Demonstrated success in leading at least one project or major part of a project – perhaps in project engineering role -  from conception to launch

• Degree in Engineering/Science or equivalent

• Experience of working with software development engineers or teams, and have an understanding of agile software development processes

Salary: £30k - £60k DOE
Posting Date: 16/04/2019
Closing Date: 14/05/2019

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