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Programme Manager

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices and other consumer devices.

We have approximately 400 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision. CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

About you

We are looking for an Programme Manager to join our Programme Management team. You will be an experienced professional and will be responsible for the commercial delivery of revenue generating programmes of work and customer relationship management.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plan and design the programme and proactively monitor its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action

  • Managing the customer’s and programme objectives ensuring alignment with CML corporate goals

  • Adhere to the life cycle management framework to ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme - focusing internally and externally on the consistency of the programme and on its coherence with the overall plan and with other programmes and corporate, technical standards

  • Managing risks to the programme's successful outcome

  • Planning and monitoring resource use on the programme and agreeing resource allocation with Engineering Group Managers

  • Ensuring the delivery of targets to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget and in accordance with the programme plan

  • Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise

  • Ensuring there is allocation of common resources and skills within the programme's individual projects

  • Managing communications with all stakeholders, including reporting to the CML Exec Team and Board

  • Accountable for  the programme’s commercial and customer relationships, including identifying new opportunities

  • Cost management

  • Programme risk management

  • Internal and external reporting on project status

  • Responsible for developing CCM and handset opportunities for the actuator licensee (major handset opportunities will become separate programmes)

  • Drive a multi-disciplinary programme engineering team

  • Co-ordinating technical teams, build and maintain strong internal and external relationships

Essential & Desirable Skills / Experience:

  • A degree in an engineering discipline
  • Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals including mechanical, electronic, control and software elements
  • Minimum of 5 years delivering successful projects, ideally with experience of introducing new products into market
  • Experience of communicating, showing initiative, making decisions and presenting confidently
  • Ability to prioritise activities, balancing long and short-term objectives and finding efficient ways to solve problems.
  • Good customer facing skills
  • Good understanding of project, risk management and customer management
  • Exhibit gravitas and able to influence partners and customers to achieve successful outcomes
  • Good understanding of project, risk management and customer management
  • Robust & resilient character
  • Have a positive and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to travel to America or Asia on a frequent basis

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (a total of 33 days a year)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Shower facilities
  • Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at: [email protected]

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