Product Development Manager

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Department: Engineering

About the Company:

ANCA is a world leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality CNC tool and cutter grinders.

Operating for over 40 years, we are a proud Australian company serving a global market with our range of innovative products and solutions. We design and manufacture machines that produce a wide range of tools and other components that contribute to almost everything you do in your daily life, from the smart phone you talk on, to the car that you drive.

Innovation and diverse ideas have always been part of ANCA’s DNA. It’s this culture that has seen us grow to over 1000 employees world-wide and have facilities in more than 12 countries.


About the Role:

We are currently seeking a Product Development Manager to join our team located in our Bayswater Head Office. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role will see you design, develop, and deploy new products and services to our global customer base. This is a great management opportunity that will see you lead a large Engineering team across two countries, to create value for our customers and see your team’s visions to come life. 

Utilising your previous experience, you will help navigate uncertainty to solve complex problems and bring viable products to market. You will be accountable for the Product Development portfolio and take ownership of the development pipeline and resource allocation (human and financial) that will result in customer success. You will do this through effective stakeholder management, the refinement of the Product Development crafts, and through the guidance and mentoring of engineering staff.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in strategic planning and execution for the Global Engineering function, at a divisional level.
  • Work with Product Management & Program Managers to shape the product and service strategy to support overarching divisional strategic objectives and goals.
  • Manage the Product Development pipeline to ensure new projects are scoped and planned.
  • Prepare and recommend detailed financial and timing analyses for upcoming, planned projects.
  • Prepare Portfolio level budgets and headcount submissions.
  • Review project timelines and available resource pool to achieve product requirements, project costs and timing.
  • Create transparent reporting tools for interdepartmental and cross-divisional resource planning and project stats reviews.
  • Drive the performance of individual team members through accountability and example-based leadership.
  • Identify and grow Engineering talent through development, management, recruitment, and succession planning.


Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Qualification in an Engineering discipline with proven technical knowledge and experience is required, with any business management qualifications desirable. 
  • Product or Project Management experience is highly desirable. 
  • Proven financial, business and strategic acumen.
  • Proven ability to context switch between strategic and tactical initiatives and tasks, resulting in reprioritisation, resetting objectives and goals, and redeploying resources with agility.
  • Strong understanding of the commercial aspects and viability of a product in the marketplace. 
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously manage large to medium projects, prioritise tasks and deliver to milestones and objectives.
  • Proven ability to engage stakeholders and lead a high performing team. 



  • Great management opportunity with exposure to multidisciplinary Engineering functions and multiple cultures across two locations. 
  • Solve complex problems and see your products come to life.
  • Work with the latest tech – including software stacks, hardware, and robotics. 
  • Excellent remuneration package with employee bonus schemes.
  • Opportunity for international travel.
  • Options for flexible working arrangements.
  • Join a team of dedicated and passionate professionals who love what they do. 



At ANCA, we strive to foster an environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and teamwork. We do more than just make machine tools; we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and provide our team the freedom to do this, whilst having a lot of fun along the way. 

We welcome people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ways of thinking. We value people with a taste for problem-solving, an entrepreneurial mindset and a collaborative approach. Whilst our work has its challenges, we are a supportive team that helps develop our people to create the next generation of technology. 

It is our values and our people that set us apart and shape our reputation as one of the world leaders in our field.



If you’re ready to be challenged to be the best you can be – ANCA is the place for you. Click ‘Apply’.