Product Development Director

Oriental Weavers - 10th Of Ramadan City, Cairo

52
Applicants for
1 open position
48
Seen
1
Shortlisted
5
Rejected
Experience Needed:
More than 8 years
Career Level:
Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
Negotiable
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree at least
Languages:
Arabic, English
Vacancies:
1 open position
About the Job
  • Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones
  • Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, progress reports, and staff conferences, in order to inform management of current status of each project
  • Negotiates contracts with consulting firms to perform research or other applicable studies or support
  • Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as objective or purpose of project, applications that can be utilized from findings, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements
  • Review new product ideas, present them to management, and work with other departments to determine feasibility.
  • Determine the cost of production.
  • Conduct market research to determine consumer needs and identify competitors.
  • Ensure products are produced according to design, quality, and price specifications.
  • Supervise product development process, coordinating department objectives and schedules.
  • Work across the organization to help define product or service strategy and support the product life cycle process including design, development, launch and management of new and existing products.
  • Own methodology development including design, scope and launch of new market.
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated EQ; initiate the development of effective relationships to drive successful work streams.
  • Provide oversight and management for a team specifically related to innovations, deliverables and commitments to market leadership.
Job Requirements

Experience:

  • A minimum of eight years in product development; candidates with experience in the textile market will be advantaged.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Process orientation; demonstrated ability to develop repeatable processes or improve existing processes in and out of product development;
  • Project management skills; will have demonstrated the ability to push projects over the finish line with sound planning and persistent execution; will understand how to align resources, seek the input of key constituents, and manage others to achieve desired results.
  • Open and collaborative style; must be comfortable working in an environment where ideas are shared and challenged.
  • Energy and enthusiasm; candidates must find the work "fun" and enjoy being accountable and willing to hold others accountable.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
About this Company

Oriental Weavers was founded in 1979 by industrialist and entrepreneur Mohammed Farid Khamis and has been traded on the Egyptian Exchange since 1997. From a single loom — and building on Egypt’s long textile tradition which dates back to a linen cloth made in Upper Egypt... (More)

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