Industrial Development Manager jobs

Industrial Development Managers is a term that is used to describe a specialised form of management that is required to successfully lead engineering personnel and projects. Industrial Development Managers can be used to describe either functional management or project management, leading technical professionals who are working in the fields of product development, manufacturing, construction, design engineering, industrial engineering, technology, production, or any other field that employs personnel who perform an engineering function.

Industrial Development Managers typically require training and experience in both general management (which may include business administration) and the specific industrial disciplines that will be used by the industrial team to be managed. But additionally, they must understand that the factors that cause certain individuals to pursue careers in the industrial sector are often quite different than those for individuals who are driven by purely entrepreneurial thinking. Industrial Development Managers must hold the skills necessary to coach, mentor and motivate technical professionals are often very different from those that are required for individuals in other fields.

How do I qualify for a Project Development Manager position?

There are many education and certification programs available that provide Bachelor's, Masters and PhD degrees. Undergraduate programs provide generalist degrees that enable engineers to better deal in the business environment. Master of engineering management (MEM) provides a technical-based alternative to traditional MBA programs. Industrial and professional associations such as engineers' societies also offer certification programs that validate engineering management knowledge and skills. Industrial project development manager jobs specialisation areas in both degree and certification programs may include management of technology, product and process, quality, organisational management, operations management, program management, marketing and finance.

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