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Software Programme Manager- 34485

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
  • Duration: on going
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Software Engineer
Division: Vehicle Engineering
Location: West Midlands

Are you a hands on Project Manager on the lookout for your next career challenge? If you are an experienced SW Programme Manager who can support our Vehicle Domain Controller (Telematics) programme this is this role for you!

Position Description:
Our Connected Car and In-Vehicle Infotainment team are looking for a hands-on Project Manager or Delivery Manager to manage the VDC project workstreams, and support the delivery of the next generation of Telematics In-Vehicle Platform.

Core Responsibilities
* Utilise project management to define the workstream outputs and ensure the timely delivery of these outputs with program performance and cost targets
* Lead workstreams from scoping to delivery and including cross-functional engagement and stakeholder management, ensuring quality, cost and timescales are prioritised as appropriate, and ensure dependencies are managed.
* Management and co-ordination of the workstream SW deliveries in to the VDC project continuous integration workflow, coordinating activities between partners, integration, and Quality Assurance teams.
* Plan for and manage project risks, issues, change control, and dependencies to maximise likelihood of project success, escalating upwards where necessary.
* Management of required Governance, including milestone reporting, project status reporting, financial reporting and risk / issue (RAID) management.

Experience Required:
* Previous experience of working in a Project Management role with a track record of successful delivery of complex technical projects, to market.
* Methodical detailed approach to work to managing multiple 3rd parties, and internal stakeholders.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify and resolve complex dependencies.
* Project scoping, planning, tracking, reporting, risk/issue management.
* Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
* Negotiation and adaptability.
* Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience Preferred:
* Experience in delivery vehicle HW and SW Projects (e.g. Knowledge of PCDS or similar vehicle delivery methodology)
* Experience working in/with complex x-functional organisations, and proven experience to manage delivery of complex products and features across multiple stakeholders and partners in global locations.
* Stakeholder Management expertise, specifically the ability to confidently advise and influence senior stakeholders.
* Relevant qualification and/or training in a recognised appropriate Project Management methodology, e.g. APM, PMP, ITIL, PRINCE2.
* Commercially astute with an ability to understand the business function that this role supports.

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