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Engineering Business Coordinator

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/04/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/05/15)
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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.

The Role:
Our leading client is currently seeking a Engineering Business Coordinator to be based in Crewe working on a on-going contract basis, to start ASAP.

Support all aspects of administration and financial budgeting reporting within the department, coordinating the evaluation of impact of Project plan changes to the department. Support the management of capacity planning and overhead budgets for the department/ site capital.

Support all aspects of administration and financial budgeting process within the department, working closely with Engineering Coordinators and Engineering Finance to meet the R & D target
a. Responsible for collating budget status vs forecast for all departmental projects for the project life cycle and identify, challenge where appropriate, and report key variances
b. Identify, question and resolve any budget queries/anomalies with Finance/Project teams to ensure the correct numbers are being presented which are recognised by all areas
c. Co-ordinate all budget forecasts, working closely with the Engineering Coordinators to ensure the data inputted is accurate and in line with project timing and budget parameters
d. Collate TCD responses and present to EBM before submission to project within agreed timescales
e. Represent EBM in relevant business forums when necessary

Evaluate the impact of Project plan changes to the department financial performance, identifying opportunities and risks and provide scenarios
a. Ensure any significant project decisions are reflected within the budget – additional approved funds, timing changes, labour rate changes – the impact and effect of these items need to be identified and presented to the EBM.
b. Responsible for the collation and presentation of data to support Engineering / cross- functional meetings and forums

Support capacity planning and establish a robust, efficient capacity planning process for the department
a. Manage the annual capacity plan for the department; collate information, analyse, make recommendations and communicate
b. Management of standard template for all to use showing the current and new projects, in line with latest Project plans from Product Management

Support the management, direction and control for all Non-Technical Operations within the department ensuring we achieve our deliverables and stay within the agreed budget
a. Own, establish and maintain Capital Expenditure status of all areas within the department
b. Manage cost centre budgets, monitoring monthly expenditure and challenging Team to ensure the department meets annual targets
c. Ensure sufficient budget is available to purchase relevant equipment for all department members
d. Facilitate and assist Senior Management team with office planning and strategies

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Educated to A level or equivalent
• Good working knowledge and experience of Financial Management and Business Management theory
• Advanced level of IT literacy (Word/Excel/ Powerpoint/ Access/ Outlook)

• Demonstrable, proficient planning, organisation and operational skills
• PC literate, excellent communication and organisational skills (self and others)
• Proven self-starter and able to work independently
• Communicates effectively at all levels and be able to progress, challenge and resolve issues
• Demonstrating the ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects with fast-paced deadlines
• Ability to build relationships within the department and across the business
• Able to work unsupervised and make informed decisions
• Ability to challenge and influence others
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