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Functional Manager - Paint Facilities

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/12/2013
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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:
The Functional Manager is responsible for the planning and delivery of facilities across the business, this includes site strategy, business planning round & Beyond18 activities, product plans and operational day to day site, infrastructure and manufacturing requirements across the whole of the Bentley organisation. Key activities associated with this role are people management, cross functional co-operation and communication, supplier management, multiple project management to a high standard of Quality, on budget and time-scales to support business requirements.

Key Responsibilities
1. Technical
-Provide a focal point for the technical expertise of the department.
-Responsible for the development and implementation of new facilities/equipment/technologies/processes to support business requirements
-Liaison with other managers to ensure the facilities meet the business requirements and all appropriate legislation
-Liaison with Group Colleagues to support business requirements.
2. Financial
-Setting of Project and Planning Round budgets
-Delivery of Project and Operational budgets including Change Management
-Authorisation of Site Capex requests
3. Planning
-Generation and concurrence of responses to business requirements eg TCD, AEKO, Board request etc..
-Generation of deliverable milestones & monitoring detailed project plans
-Generation & monitoring of Resources Profiles
4. Project Management
-Monitor the delivery of all projects in accordance with business requirements and expectations, eg PEP, Beyond18, Pulse etc.
-Pro-active avoidance or containment of Project risks
-Manage resources to ensure Quality, Cost, People and Delivery objectives
5. People
-Leading by example and demonstrate a positive, professional can do attitude
-Monitor the team/training skills matrix
-Develop training plans for team colleagues to ensure the appropriate skills are in place to satisfy business requirements
-Complete team colleague PDR's
-Responsible for Health & Safety
-Coaching and mentoring of less experienced colleagues
-Delivery of attendance performance targets for area
-People review and succession planning


Degree in Engineering discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience
Preferred membership of Professional Engineering Institute
SMSTS Site Management Certificate
NEBOSH General Certificate


Demonstrable experience of:
Developing paint facility specifications in line with product finish strategies- these could include the upgrade of existing or installation of new facilities
Developing equipment specifications for quotation and purchase requirements
Project managing the delivery, installation and commissioning to defined operational, budgetary and product quality
Ensuring all installation works are completed in a timely and safe manner by operation of permit control systems
Business financial management and acumen
Effective high level, cross functional communication
People leadership and management


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