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Electronic engineering / Executive

Chief Technology Officer – Electronics Full Time

Our client is a global, market-leading brand in their field.  With over 35 years of expertise, they boast an enviable range of products and customers, as well as a reputation synonymous with innovation and quality.


Working closely with the Managing Director, this newly created board appointment will play an integral role in providing technical leadership for the company. With an already well established product portfolio, the CTO will:


  • Lead the company’s technological development and application of technology across all areas of the business.
  • Lead the strategic management of the engineering department; the CTO will also provide cross functional leadership to define and execute the vision and strategy of NPD through technological innovation.
  • Champion excellence and bring an unwavering commitment to quality, utilising a continuous improvement mindset in pursuit of world class standards.


The incumbent will develop and lead technology initiatives in support of profitable growth. They will drive portfolio and application strategies to support the business, while working closely with the wider group to define and establish technological priorities. This also includes the useful integration and management of external expertise and partners in the field of technology.


As a leader in innovation, the CTO will support initiatives to identify and adopt critical trends, developing future product offerings in line with customer demands, evolving technology, markets and commercial viability. They will develop an understanding of the customer base and markets, to ensure the experience they receive today and in the future, remains market leading.


Essential selection criteria:

  • Educated to MSc level in an electronics or related discipline (ideally educated to PhD level)
  • Experience gained in electrical/electronics engineering or manufacturing
  • Experience gained at Board level
  • First-rate leadership and commercial acumen


The successful candidate will bring positivity and the ability to influence and engage at all levels both internally and externally. They will inspire and motivate teams towards demanding goals; delivering outstanding performance.  With a pedigree of leadership in enhancing the technical capability of an organisation, our client is looking for a skilled commercial leader who aspires to play a key role in shaping the future landscape of this successful business and its wider group.


Passionate and committed, the successful candidate will possess the necessary technical intellect, coupled with a can-do attitude that delivers impressive results.


A comfortable innovator, who has the courage of their conviction.  Individuals must be enhancers by nature; continuously looking to improve while ensuring day to day performance is delivered. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a commercially-minded Technical Leader to shape the future of an already successful business and group.

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: 31st October 2018
  • Location: County Durham
  • Job Title: Chief Technology Officer – Electronics
  • Salary: £100000 - 130000
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