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Project Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/05/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
* Set up project and lead through to delivery - Set up project team, collect and evaluate required data, identify and confirm expected outcomes, evaluate and prioritise activities, create timing plan, regularly review status with team and report back to sponsors
* Determine how much of the "Integrated Master Schedule" is fit for the client (Plan / progress the plan / risk analysis / predictive outcomes)
* Benchmark other industries for best practice
* Consider software/tools and determine best return on investment
* Review in house capability, training and organisation required
* Determine management of any required culture change

Scope of the Role:
* Responsible for setting up IMS as a function/process/system
* Responsible for the development, maintenance, and integration of vehicle program plans and schedules to meet customer objectives. Responsibilities include: Developing, planning and maintaining detailed schedules
* Coordinating and consolidating schedules to ensure all detailed work plans are consistent and included in the Integrated Master Schedule
* Troubleshooting and monitoring potential scheduling problems
* Define and communicate impacts of schedule variance on schedule critical path, near critical paths, task/activity float, and impacts of changes on linked/related program dependencies to assist management with decision making
* Determining, monitoring and reviewing all project schedules to include resources, interdependence's, and risk
* Providing input and recommendations to project managers and Senior Management regarding scheduling conflicts/ changes
* Maintaining accurate records
* Identifying major milestones, decision points, project lifecycle and other project events
* Reporting to Senior Management with schedule related status and reports
* Facilitating and participating in weekly program and schedule reviews Assisting in recording and tracking program review meeting minutes and action items
* Providing planning assistance to PLD's/program managers as needed
* Working closely with other project teams cross functionally to develop scheduling policies and procedures

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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience of management/delivery of cross functional projects
* Good knowledge of project management tools and techniques
* IMS (Integrated Master Schedule) or Risk Management Schedule experience beneficial
* Ability to handle complex data and present in a concise and structured way to aid decision making
* Ability to work autonomously as well

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