Product Analyst

Job Location: Durban

Objective:

To bridge the gap between Product Management and Product Development by devising and documenting functional solutions to market requirements that include product definitions, functional solutions, the products intended use, the product features and the product architecture and design requirements that ultimately result in the blue print for the solution to be developed.

To ensure that products are developed in-line with the business plan and corporate strategy by leading, managing and coaching project teams to ensure that projects meet time and financial expectations and that all designs meet commercial and industrial standards requirements while mitigating identified issues and risks.

Education:

MSC / BSC / BTECH or equivalent electronic engineering degree

A degree in computer science or equivalent certification is advantageous

Experience:

Understanding of electronic hardware design principles

Advanced understanding of electronic firmware design principles

Understanding of mechanical design principles

Understanding of systems software design principles

Advanced knowledge of electronic and software development best practices

Good ability to interpret and convert market requirements into technical specifications

Good ability to interpret industry specifications and communicate requirements

Advanced understanding of the principles for design for volume manufacturing

Knowledge of energy measurement trends and techniques would be advantageous

Experience with Smart Metering & Smart Grid technologies would be advantageous

5 year’s senior electronic engineering experience in hardware and embedded firmware design

3 year’s experience in creating technical design specifications

Experience in performing and executing market research activities

Experience in the metering industry would be advantageous

Sound knowledge of specifications related to the metering and smart metering industry would be advantageous

Participation at working group level with the formulation of industry specifications would be advantageous

At least 3 years managerial / leadership experience

Responsibility:

Develop and control the systems engineering cost budget.

To drive spending optimisation.

Provide monthly reports to Engineering Manager as and when required.

Actively participate in Engineering Leadership Team meetings.

Work cooperatively with other department members.

Communicate LT decisions and strategic direction consistently and constructively.

Ensure that all standard operating procedures are adhered to.

Ensure professional standards are maintained in all business situations.

Keep up to date with developments with respect to the management system, as well as apply the policies and procedures relevant to the position.

Communicate improvement possibilities with respect to the Code of Practice to the relevant process owner or directly to quality & customer satisfaction and participate in improvement initiatives.

Manage and support of the value engineering process to facilitate minor design or process changes via ICR/ECO to improve efficiency.

Call Joanne on 084 800 4786 to discuss the position further or email
your cv to joanne@abantusa.co.za with the Subject: Product Analyst
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