Technical Manager

Job type:Permanent
Expertise:Strategy & Planning, Research & Development
Job published:7/15/2024
Job ID:V-39954
Position Overview

Our client is a premium European retail company with a growing presence throughout Asia.
They are looking for a Technical Assistant Manager to help play a crucial role in overseeing the research and planning of new products, materials and programs in cookware. Reporting to the Technical Controller, you will assist and champion a team to ensure smooth transitioning of new technologies or initiatives from initial planning phase to implementation to production. Your creative abilities and research methods to improve existing products will be pivotal in maintaining and developing programs and protocols.  



• Lead key ceramics projects with R&D to support business goals.

• Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing products and study the potential

of new products and materials.

• Understand customer expectations on to-be manufactured products.

• Determine and execute improved technologies used by suppliers, competitors, and customers.

• Support Technical Controller to hire and develop R&D personnel.

• Establish project goals and priorities by collaborating with Marketing and Manufacturing.

• Transfer new technologies, products, and materials into and out of the company.

• Research, design, and evaluate materials, applications, processes with cost effectiveness.

• Suggest training tools to enhance employee performance and skill development.

• Monitor team metrics and objectives ensuring meeting of goals.

• Document all phases of research and development.

• Establish and maintain testing procedures for assessing raw materials, in-process problems, and finished products


• Having ability in quality control ensures that the materials supplied always meet specification and solving quality

issue with the delivery constraints.

• Support company projects in any new 4M coming.

• Oversee complex research projects, analyze results, and provide recommendations based on findings.

• Assess the scope of research projects and ensure they are on time and within budget.

• Be present at industry conferences on research topics of interest.



• Masters / Bachelor’s Degree in the Ceramic field or related Material Science, open to other disciplines if strong

interest is shown e.g. Business, Engineering etc.

• Proven experience in a relevant role.

• A strong sense of creativity aids in the process of thinking of new product ideas and solving problems creatively.

• Focus on the result and on-time delivery of the research.

• Great problem-solving skills.

• Ability to pay attention to details.

• Excellent leadership and managerial skills are also important.

• The ability to communicate well with customers, colleagues, and lower-level staff.

• Hands-on experience in managing or leading a team of employees.

• Ability to multitask efficiently and good at managing time.

• Good business sense.