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Head of Heat Pumps



Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023

Head of Heat Pumps

Ventive is hiring for a senior role as Head of Product for the upcoming production launch of our new Heat Pump for the Domestic market. Core to the design, manufacturing and commercialization of this technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering an exceptional solution that meets the target market requirements. The Heat Pump uses an innovative modular design that results in significant benefits in this rapidly growing market. The company has advanced interest from UK and EU clients and distributors.

Type: Permanent

Location: Midlands/London/Hybrid

Salary: Package: 80-100k FTE, bonus and equity options

Application deadline: 26th January 2024

Ventive is a dynamic, VC-backed company that specialises in intelligent & renewable Building Services, such as its intelligent Heat Pump systems that provide heating, hot water, cooling and fresh air. The company’s vision is to become the energy platform of modern buildings: creating comfortable and healthy internal environments without costing the Earth. The company has a successful track record in bringing innovative energy/ventilation technologies to market, and has assembled a supply chain for the design and launch of it’s new Heat pump.


  • Project manage the completion of design, certification and launch of our new all-in-one Exhaust Air Heat Pump and the manufacturing site in the Midlands
  • Lead the internal and external product design and manufacturing teams
  • Lead ongoing product development
  • Work with our contract manufacturers to drive efficiencies into the design, build and operation of the production line
  • Work with the supply chain to ensure supply of parts is de-risked and cost is minimized
  • Work with Ventive sales and marketing channels to ensure fit-for-purpose product delivery and after sales needs are met
  • Support the Board as it builds Go to market/scale-up strategy for the heatpump business division
  • Help ID/drive patenting strategy around the new product platform.

Key Attributes

  • Experience of New Product Development & Introduction (to existing or new markets) in relevant engineering/hardware products
  • Previous experience as an Operations Director, Product Manager, Manufacturing Director or Head of Department within a manufacturing or engineering business , or senior consultant in an engineering consultancy
  • Experience within a mechanical or electro-mechanical assembly environment
  • Experience of delivering software projects (ideally within industrial IoT environment)
  • Working knowledge of CI techniques, Kaizen, Lean, 5S, Six Sigma or similar
  • Exposure to sales and operational planning within investor-backed businesses
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Exceptional project management, organisational and planning skills
  • Track record of delivering on KPI targets
  • Ability to coach and train a team with emotional intelligence
  • Natural problem solver
  • Sound HVAC knowledge preferred
  • Ambition to grow


  • Developing, owning, and iterating the overarching product roadmap for the company
  • Liaising with all parties to ensure project KPI’s are both realistic and achieved
  • Leading weekly reviews to ensure progress from design and manufacturing teams are on target
  • Managing full project budget
  • Work with pilot sites and industry experts to setup the appropriate pilot study designs and learning loops into the business
  • Regular reporting to the board with updates to the project
  • 360 Management of all manufacturing, operations, and supply chain negotiation
  • Developing and implementing full operational plans and mitigation plans, to react quickly to fluctuating demands
  • Ensuring all processes adhere to the tightest quality, H&S and environmental control
  • Implementing continuous improvement processed to drive down costs and improve efficiencies
  • Review and optimise post-sales logistics
  • Input into Ventive’s other manufacturing business

How to apply…

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business so if you are interested in applying please send your up to date CV to