Head of Product Development Unit
JOB TITLE: Head of Product Development Unit
EMPLOYER: Sumgait Technologies Park LLC DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-14 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-12-14

Head of Product Development Unit

STP LLC family celebrates our people and empowers them to create innovative solutions that effectively and responsibly move goods, resources and ideas. We foster an atmosphere of learning and creativity, which promotes the personal and professional growth of our team members. Our commitment to each other is what sets us apart from other organizations. At STP LLC, you will have a chance to make an immediate, meaningful impact on the business.

Position Summary:

The Head of Product Development unit is responsible for leading the organization in research for new products, product enhancements and product redesign. Evaluates the potential and practicality of products in development and relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This position requires exercising independent judgment to perform the responsibilities described herein. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.


• Develops new products in concert with customer needs and business model
• Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones
• Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis
• Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, progress reports, and staff conferences in order to inform management of current status of each project
• Negotiates contracts with consulting firms to perform support, research or applicable studies
• Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as project purpose / objective, applications that can be utilized from findings, project costs, and equipment and human resource requirements
• May require travel
• Supervisory Responsibilities- Hires, leads, develops and manages performance of the Product Development team.


• A minimum of 5-7 years in product development of manufacture; must have an understanding of laboratory products and methods
• Candidates with experience in both local and international market are a plus
• Have the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and understand several abstract and concrete variables
• Have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Process orientation: have a demonstrated ability to develop repeatable processes or improve existing processes in and out of product development
• Project management skills: will have demonstrated the ability to push projects over the finish line with sound planning and persistent execution; will understand how to align resources, seek the input of key constituents, and manage others to achieve desired results
• Open and collaborative style: must be comfortable working in an environment where ideas are shared and challenged
• Must have the ability to travel.

STP LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to the national law requirements, STP LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Additional info:

Salary will be discussed during interview process;
Benefits: Lunch, Corporate cell phone, Transportation;
Location: H.Z.Taghiyev settlement, Sumgait, Azerbaijan;
Working hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00 – 18:00, 5 working days a week;

Please indicate the name of the position “Head of Product Development Unit” in the subject line of the application e-mail and send to e-mail address cv@stp.az
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process.

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