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  • Job reference: RMS0182062

Project Assistant

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/07/2017
  • Duration: on going
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The Role:
Skills Required:

1)Commercial acumen and analysis & reporting of data
2)Strong computer skills (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
3)Strong Project management skills

Skills Preferred:

- Collate and coordinate inputs from relevant Cross functional teams (BCCS, Production, Regional offices, PE, TVM) for each Active BCCS project ID (New model sourcing & Resourcing). Use the departments project management tools and methodologies effectively to support the management of the project including reporting, risk register maintenance, issue escalation, timing plan creation, activity planning. Scheduling, agenda setting and governance of all BCCS cross functional forums e.g. BCCS Purchasing review, BCCS Governance review, TVM forum & LEAP activities. Production of all Reports, Minutes and follow up of Actions & governance activities with cross functional stakeholders.
- Track status against BCCS deliverables (Project savings, cost of project delays, budget, causal factors for KPIs and ensure on target to deliver).
- Co-ordinator of the BCCS outputs from each area to develop and manage activity trackers shared with the Regional Program managers & buyers.
- Ensure activities from BCCS are on track & up to date, escalation through to PM.
- Log & maintain Lessons Learned register for both BCCS teams
- Input to & edit Bi weekly BCCS newsletters & all BCCS related communications.
- Support maintenance & update of BCCS database with benchmarking data.
- Maintain & govern Targeted commodities list for BCCS team.
- Adherence to DRIM.
- Support continuous improvement of PMO tools
- Support cross functional work with other functional & Regional PMOs (incl. TVM/CBLs) to drive efficiencies and stan

Education Required:

- Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred
- Commercial acumen and analysis & reporting of data
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
- Strong Project management skills

Education Preferred:

- Degree in a Business / Economic / Commercial discipline is desirable
- Economic awareness of Emerging Markets

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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