Over the last 25 years APECS has established itself as a pioneer and a trustworthy partner in the lock industry. The company is a family-run business and values close-knit relations with associates and customers all over the world, while operating from the sites in London, Beijing, Ljubljana, Kharkiv, and Moscow. APECS employs over 600 staff across three continents and continues to lead the market with high-security products and access-control solutions.


We are looking for: Technical Manager


  • Full-Time
  • Highly Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme + Company benefits
  • Cylinders, Locks, Door Hardware
  • London

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This vacancy is ideal for fluent English speaking candidates, with a proven track record of product development for the UK market, particularly locks, cylinders and door hardware. The Technical Manager will manage all aspects of the ideation, development, implementation and improvement of integrated manufacturing systems as well as cost reduction / productivity improvement projects and overlooking all ranges of APECS product portfolio.

This opportunity offers a diverse experience: the ability to positively impact manufacturing processes, quality, productivity and technology through all phases of a product life cycle, from inception to aftermarket support and across the entire suite of products. It also offers an impressive opportunity to progress in your career to a director level role with team management prospects.

The Role

APECS is looking for an aggressive creative thinker to join its team and work on innovation pipeline development. This person will be critical in leading the product development managers and identifying market opportunities, conducting end user research and solidifying the path forward to transition back into the business.

Key Activities Include the Following

  • In-depth knowledge of all products in the APECS portfolio
  • Acting as the main point of contact with customers and end users for any technical related queries
  • Setting up and managing APECS key cutting and pinning centre
  • Managing clients who require technical support with APECS products
  • Maintaining solid communication on a daily basis and resolving queries on behalf of the APECS UK office
  • Applying extensive technical knowledge of the Building Hardware British Standard and Testing Method and all related Health and Safety regulations when overseeing the production process
  • Working with the UK testing and certification centres for all of the UK products
  • Participating at exhibitions and trade shows
  • Pitching and presenting APECS products to customers and industry experts
  • Interacting with key buyers/customers to identify the critical requirements to success
  • Market research, competitor analysis and end user feedback gathering
  • Preparing and supporting monthly reviews for the board of directors
  • Overseeing and setting the direction and vision for the focus areas and key categories of the APECS portfolio
  • Developing and executing an overall business plan for each of the APECS ranges. This will require situational and internal assessments, competitive overview, strategic goals, portfolio objectives, financial analysis and action plans
  • Developing a long-term product road map that delivers market share growth in that segment

Requirements & Key Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience as a product manager BS (MSc preferred) in an engineering field or experience in door hardware manufacturing with excellent commercial and product sector awareness.
  • Demonstrated business knowledge acumen in key areas: sales, gross margin, OI, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in production and manufacturing process for metal hardware.
  • Familiar with international trading, import/export, B2B and B2C business model
  • Strong project management skills, solid analytical skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent strategic planning and strategic thinking skills
  • The ability to analyse information and make decisions is critical to success in this role.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Fluent verbal and written English skills
  • A knowledge of Mandarin would be advantageous
  • Eligibility to work in the UK is preferred but not essential

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