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Technical Manager Job Description Sample

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Position:         Technical Manager

Division:         Operations

Reports to:     Operations Manager


Technical Manager Job Responsibilities

The Technical manager would be responsible to effectively direct, manage and coordinate the complete Quality Assurance, R&D and Regulatory functions to ensure the optimization of human, material and equipment resources and to ensure that the company objectives relating to cost, quality, safety, and customer service are achieved.

Other Duties Include;

  • Controls Technical resourcing, development and management.
  • The TM is responsible for managing technical processes and engineering to ensure project success, focused on providing technical services delivery that meets client requirements in a profitable and timely manner.
  • Meet with client teams and gather technical requirements prior to engagement.
  • Provide direction and technical expertise. Ensure standard operating procedures and project guidelines are in place. Must ensure teams follow the correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements across project phases.
  • Provide technical assessment and support during the recruitment of technical hires.
  • Provide high-level technical support. Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems.
  • Supporting project managers with task allocation and resource coordination.
  • Manage team communication. Conduct regular team meetings and track project progress.
  • Identify technical resource and equipment requirements, efficient capacity planning and manage software and hardware availability.
  • Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation.
  • Work with Project Manager to match resources to available jobs based on skill sets, previous experience & geographical location.
  • Must ensure teams follow the correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements across project phases.
  • Responsible for ensuring all technical knowledge, processes, and procedures are developed and updated.
  • Provide direction and technical expertise in design, development and systems integration.
  • Responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and management of all operational tools for Technical Development and Management.
  • Provide line management for installation and commissioning resources. Conducts periodic performance reviews of team members and identify areas for improvement.
  • Provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members.
  • Able to guide the team through the development, testing and implementation stages and review the completed work effectively.

Expected Output of the Role of a Technical Manager

Below are key outputs expected of the Technical Manager.

  • Technical Resource Planning documents – Capabilities, Specification, Allocation and Utilization.
  • Organizational Process Assets Documents.
  • Technical Resource Development Plans and Performance Assessments.
  • Make presentations on project status, present monthly and annual reports to senior management.
  • Provide Technical Reports on projects.
  • Periodic Technical Solutions Design document.
  • Technical Proposal document.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Attitude of a Technical Manager

  • Excellence, integrity, creativity, team spirit, commitment, customer-centricity, empathy, safety consciousness.
  • Proficient in handling the most complex of technical development concepts, excellent knowledge of Radio Access Technologies (2G, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA), Fibre Optics and Domains (Radio, Transmission, Civil and Power).
  • An appreciation of customer expectations with a customer-oriented approach to results.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, solutions design and development and the ability to understand and adapt client requirements into product solutions development and delivery.
  • Must be able to provide high-level technical support. Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems.
  • Project Management Skills.
  • Must be highly analytical and possess problem-solving skills with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with senior managers, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • To be flexible in approach and be comfortable with a fluid organizational structure that requires both teamwork and self-sufficiency as necessary, with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage change and effectively pass on the information down the line to concerned teams for smoother execution.
  • Delegate and allocate responsibilities efficiently to manage projects end to end


Key Accountabilities / Competency Profile of  Technical manager

  • The Development and Management of Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Control and Successful implementation of Quality Management System and Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Provide adequate and competent manning of the above functions to ensure the successful attainment of company objectives.
  • Ensure the availability of a successor to this position by identifying and developing potential successors from in-house, if available.
  • Assist other divisions to attain their objectives when required and if possible/feasible.

Key Relationships of a Technical manager:

  1. Operations Manager

To discuss objectives and improvement opportunities, relating to product registration, cost reduction and quality at S&OP meetings.

2. Managing Director

To discuss and agree on key quality issues and regulatory position in line with demand and supply planning using S&OP process.

3. Sales and Product Managers

To discuss and agree at S &OP meetings, the cost implication of product quality versus demand and supply planning

4. Finance Manager

To discuss and agree on the cost implication of product quality changes and improvement in line with demand and supply using S&OP process

5. Planning & Logistics Manager

To discuss and agree on the quality of Suppliers and Materials specifications

6. Production Manager

To discuss and agree at S&OP meetings the sustenance of Good Manufacturing Practice

7. Quality Control Managers

To manage and control the progress of projects management

8. Warehouse Manager

To discuss and agree at S&OP meetings the sustenance of Good Manufacturing Practice

9. Engineering Manager

To discuss and agree at S&OP meetings the sustenance of Good Manufacturing Practice

10. Government Regulatory Agencies

To track and monitor recent legislation and procedure for fast development of product dossier/registration and other environmental issues.

Salary of a Technical Manager

This varies across different companies but usually between $500 – $7500 excluding other benefits such as an official car, health insurance policy for the Manager, spouse and four children, spouse allowance and other benefits.


Position Limitations of a Technical manager could include:

  • No authority to hire and fire.
  • Limitations on expense authorisation.

Key Job Measures:

Achieving the product quality and regulatory objectives agreed annually.

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