Senior Manager, Development & Applied Technology

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    Posted: 02/23/14
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Director, Development & Applied Technology, the Senior Manager is responsible for leading a team of engineers and is accountable for scaling up new technologies and accelerating the application of these to the Royal Canadian Mint’s (RCM) products and services.  The incumbent will work in concert with the Applied Research stream, Operations, Quality Systems, Sales and Marketing to ensure that new technologies are transitioned smoothly to Operations, integrated into product plans, delivered on-time, robust and cost-effective.  In addition, the Senior Manager is expected to lead automation initiatives aimed at improving manufacturing efficiencies, yields and safety.

    The incumbent is responsible for leading directly a team of approximately 3 employees and is also expected to manage development projects through a network of industry partners.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Builds project teams, provides clarity on priorities and objectives and establishes regular tracking and reporting to ensure milestones, key performance indicators and deliverables are met
    • Establishes and reviews guidelines for effective project plans, evaluation, criteria, risk assessments and reports
    • Supports the development and execution of the technology roadmap, R&D framework and operational plan
    • Establishes work methods to support the successful application for SR&ED credits
    • Maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and communicates regularly with groups, including Operations, Sales and Marketing
    • Coordinates with external partners to ensure development activities are executed according to established agreements
    • Showcases innovations to senior management and other stakeholders
    • Provides leadership, coaching, direction and development opportunities to direct reports
    • Develops a working environment that stimulates and encourages creative thinking, knowledge sharing and application of best practices
    • Identifies opportunities to reduce production costs, improve product quality, and safety of operations
    • Ensures the procedures established under ISO9001:2008 standards are maintained in accordance with the requirements such that there are no major non-conformances during the ISO audit review
    • Ensures consistent adherence of health & safety and security policies of the Royal Canadian Mint



    • University  degree in Engineering or Science required
    • 7-10 years experience , preferably in research and development or engineering
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience and managing collaborative, multi-site, cross-functional projects and teams
    • Strong knowledge of DOE, SPC, FMEA and other process design and control tools/methods
    • Strong ability to communicate and present information and concepts to technical and business environments at various levels
    • Positive, can-do attitude with a keen sense of execution, and strong project management, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to lead, influence and engage a team while managing competing priorities
    • Bilingual (English and French) an asset
    • Some travel is required


    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
    Fax : (613) 998-0272
    e-mail :

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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