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Design Engineering Manager



NZ $95k - $115k + Super + generous relocation package

Global premium brand with head office based in Auckland are looking to attract an experienced and effective leader responsible for the high performance of the Product Development Team within their Product Development Division based at their Dunedin facility.

About the Company

Operating in 50 countries worldwide with strategically placed manufacturing facilities across Europe, South America and Asia, our client has been designing products since the 1930s. Winners of numerous prestigious design awards, they are well-established experts in product development and new technology.

The Role

The main purpose of the role is to develop a deep knowledge in your area of expertise and to put the customer at the centre of everything you do. You will work with the team to provide vision and leadership aligned with the company's strategic goals.

You will enjoy leading, coaching and developing your team to enable high performance and you will be able to grow and manage technical knowledge of the functional area for future use within the company. Working with the Chief Engineer, you will ensure that product delivery goals are met and design for quality methodology is followed. The role calls for an experienced leader with an in-depth, cross-functional understanding of business challenges, who has a proven passion for developing others and delivering to customer expectations. Naturally curious, you embrace challenges as opportunities, take a proactive stance on identifying the need for change and bring others with you as you maintain your focus on desired outcomes. You will be adept at bringing the right people together to collaborate, debate and address business issues.

Skills and experience

  • Business acumen

  • Strategic thinking

  • Project Management

  • Understanding of design/engineering principles, systems and processes

  • Relevant Engineering/Science tertiary qualification


Generous relocation package and visa sponsorship is on offer to reflect the seniority of the role. Numerous employee benefits compliment an attractive salary and incentive bonus scheme.

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About RHL


Since 1977 we have been helping companies, leaders in their field globally, to find talented candidates for technical roles at all levels. If you are looking for a new career opportunity speak to one of our specialist sector consultants today.

Placing People First

RHL provide a value added quality service to both clients and candidates at all levels, in particular, at a time where skill shortages challenge us all on a global scale. Our ability to deliver is key not only to the success of our business but also that of our clients and to the candidates we place. We strive for continued success as trusted recruitment partners throughout the recruitment life cycle.

New Zealand, Australia & Oceania

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  • Salary
    AUD95,000 to AUD115,000 per year
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  • Posted By
    Kellie Dance
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  • Industries
    Consumer Goods
  • Career Level
    Mid-Senior level
  • Home Working Possible?

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