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Development Manager

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Date: Dec 23, 2020

Location: Decin, CZ

Company: Datwyler

Datwyler Cabling Solutions enables organisations around the world to run their IT infrastructure seamlessly and scale their business with ease. Being a well-established company, Datwyler successfully operates in the market as a reliable supplier of innovative system solutions, products and services for data centers, FTTx networks and smart buildings.

Main tasks
  • Manage and lead the Development Team to Innovation
    • Manages the team and the financial resources to develop innovative products and solutions
    • Develops innovation and quality through a scientific approach, while taking market and technology trends and “Voice-of-the-Customer" brought in from Category Managers into account.
    • Plans budgets and timelines and makes sure that targets are met.
    • Refines and implements the development stage gate process and ensures compliance.
    • Implements “state of the art” design methodology to allow creativity and innovation.
    • Project leader for Development and improvement projects
    • Coordination with R&D Team in Taicang under the lead of CM
  • Support production through Process Engineering
  • Lead of new materials and technologies projects
    • Maintains a good, up-dated level about new materials and technologies related to the business
    • Strong cooperation link to material specialists (DKA) 
  • Lead in a changing environment
    • Is well aware of market trends and company strategy
    • Adjusts the team to strategy needs and requirements
  • Responsible for the Development and Process Engineering Group
    • Project coordination incl. prioritisation, staffing and time management during the design and the manufacturing implementation phase
    • Personnel management including skill assessment, qualification and performance appraisals
    • Cost-Center responsibility, budget preparation and forecast, active cost controlling
    • Direct contact to standardisation committees, production-department, quality-department and category manager / KAM to understand markets and customer needs
    • Activity Reporting to CM and within organisation
    • Improvement of PLCM process in cooperation with DCE organisations

Leadership and personnel management skills and track record.

Knowledge in PLC-processes and methodologies (stage-gate; design thinking etc.)

Profound technical experience to analyse existing products/ materials and processes towards introduction of cost savings, functional improvements and new processes.

Experienced in project management and project tracking

Acquainted to system-modelling (Matlab, Timing Analysis, Labview, FMEA, PFMEA, etc)

Used to conduct failure/customer complaint analysis as third level support by using systematic analysis tools (FMEA, Fishbone, Decision Matrix, etc.)

Understand the implications of design alternatives on markets, customers and applications

Firm in cable and harnessing related state of the art and new technologies, production methods and materials



Czech – native speaker

English - advanced


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.