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Product Data Specialist (BOM)

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/06/2019
  • Duration: 31/12/2019
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The Role

Provide a quality vehicle specification to enable the business to plan, cost and manufacture the company's product range accurately and effectively.


Main Responsibilities

1. Delivery of Projects / Products
Responsible for planning and managing project related activities on a Daily/Weekly basis.
Responsible for timely part structuring for all aspects of build in line with PEP milestones and deliverables.
Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in functional area. Responsible for developing and maintaining vehicle specification (incl formal change) related technical knowledge/capability consistent with relevant Systems and Processes.
Provide structure support for X-Business functions, where relevant.
Integral role in part release.

Advanced understanding of cross functional working with other areas of the business. Active participation in working cross-business for progressing project deliverables. Basic financial awareness of their role in the organisation. Knowledge of financial impact of specification change.

2. Data Accuracy
Accountable for the self-monitoring of data accuracy, and capable of generating Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) allowing total project / product visibility and thereby demonstrating both measurable, and successful achievement

3. Problem Solving
Ability to solve complex Design and Logistical structure problems. Analysis and management of several structure related issues to identify the root cause.
Collect, manage and analyse data to produce reports/presentations as appropriate and progress structuring status. Deliver presentations at appropriate level.

4. Developing and maintaining Specialist knowledge
Responsible for keeping the functional area up-to-date with technology in area of responsibility. Capture learning from previous experience. Understand and maintain liaison with group partners to keep up to date with latest group developments and influence decisions if appropriate.

5. Ability to work within a team
Actively engage with relevant group departments and company Business areas to understand, steer and implement best practices, systems and way of working.
Responsible to develop appropriate documentation and training material for the team and affected cross-functional/cross-brand business areas to support processes and systems used.


Feature Control:
Generate/maintain Product Description Books and Country Matrices.
Manage MBT system. Ensure correct configuration of PR numbers (feature codes) and rules

Change Tracking:
Coordinate the evaluation and implementation of changes to parts which are developed elsewhere in Group and apply to client.

Functional BoM Rep:
Provide two-way point of contact and technical expert support and direction between PDS and Engineering functions.

Colour Configuration:
Interpret and administer the colour codes set out by the Colour Steering Committee, into the FAKOM system for all colour relevant parts.

Vehicle Data structure and configuration:
Provide quality, configured vehicle specifications in area of data and/or geometry.


Skills & Experience

* High level of analytical data analysis and interpretation
* Competent in understanding and/or creating vehicle specifications
* Adept in multiple data handling systems, e.g. Group systems, Excel, LCA, etc.
* Able to work accurately under pressure with rigorous attention to detail
* Ability to communicate at various levels across the company in different forums
* Ability to influence colleagues within your area of responsibility
* Understanding of financial impact within area of responsibility
* Relevant experience in the automotive industry would be advantageous
* German language skill desirable

Practical & Technical Knowledge

* Technical product descriptions & feature content,
* Bills of material structuring philosophies, incl. Platform & Baukasten (BK & MBK)
* Geometry structuring philosophy, e.g. LCA, KVS
* Knowledge of problem solving methodology and tools

Qualifications

* Education to degree level or equivalent or proven experience in Engineering, BoM or Logistics disciplines.


The Company

Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

About Fircroft

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