Country
Belgium Belgium
Departement
R&D
Job description
  • Responsible for product definition, delivery timing, project cost and quality of new product development projects
  • Coordinates the different activities required to bring an Idea to First Customer Shipment stage; stays responsible until full compliance with project objectives is reached
  • Assists Marketing in translating ‘Statement of Market Requirements’ into detailed ‘Product Engineering Specification’; is capable of formulating different business options with different performance, technical feasibility, product & project cost, quality and timing
  • Ensures that the cross-functional development process is properly applied thus ensuring that new solutions meet customer expectations;  works therefore together with Marketing, Sales, R&D, Operations, Service, Legal, supporting functions, external partners
  • Applies relevant tools and methodologies to meet project objectives
  • Tracks progress (time, cost, quality)  according to plan and initiates corrective actions where necessary; manages risks; provides project status updates; raises critical project issues to senior management
  • Prepares and chairs PPC meetings; defends gate transitions
  • Resolves project priority conflicts with functional R&D heads; escalates where necessary
  • Builds a proper understanding of the customer and the competitive environment
  • Contributes to fine-tune/improve the cross-functional development process e.g. to reduce Time to Market; externally benchmarks its performance; sets a standard of excellence; works  therefore together with her/his colleague Project Managers
  • Contributes to product roadmap definition, portfolio planning, yearly budgeting and forecasting activities
  • Reports to the Program Manager and is based in Lier (Belgium).
Profile
  • Master in Engineering, preferably Mechanics, Electronics, Electro-Mechanics
  • Minimum 10 years of working experience
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with Project/Portfolio Management in a high-tech environment ; knowledge of relevant tools and methodologies
  • Solution and results-oriented individual with customer orientation
  • Capable  to be at the head and to enthuse a team of specialists, as well as to find the right balance between risk and target performance
  • Control a team on deliverables
  • Able to coach and motivate a team
  • Able to bridge the gap between business needs and R&D
  • Sets priorities, has a strong focus on deliverables and people skills
  • Is open minded, has strong analytical skills
"We are always keen to meet talented, energetic team players who wish to share in the goal to continuously raise our performance standards in order to meet the quality, cost, delivery and service requirements of our customers."
Rebecca Geyselings - HR Business Partner
Xeikon offers
  • Xeikon drives on innovation, teamwork, people talent and an unbeatable drive to stay in the higher market segment of digital printing.
  • Interaction with different people throughout the organization on a daily basis with guarantee that no day will be the same.
  • An intensive training on Xeikon products, an open atmosphere and excellent learning development in a high tech environment.
  • Personal development and a challenging career where you are empowered to grow professionally as well as personally.