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Launch Coordinator

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/11/2013
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experiences engineering professionals.

The Role:
To co-ordinate robust planning and delivery of New Model Launch programmes through close co-operation with the NML Manager and Programme teams.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
Programme Management
 To create and follow the New Model Launch Master Plan for new vehicle programmes.
 Represent Launch in Gateways and feedback status from programme kick off through the development phases, pre-production stages, Job#1 and on to handover.
 Lead concern start-ups and support CMM & PST for new model programmes.
 Present the programme launch status at start-ups, PST’s, Gateways and Launch Control meetings.
 Maintain the programme visual controls, 12 panel charts etc to visualise programme status.

Concern Management
 Manage the containments through the pre-production builds and into Job#1, using containment trackers, concern board etc to promote and protect vehicle quality.
 Responsible for non-PD eCMS concern status, driving to completion by next build phase and at Job 1+90 handover.
 Lead cross functional teams to resolve issues through the pre-launch build phases.
 Set-up, monitor and where appropriate lead sub system cross functional teams.

Build planning and facilitation
 Create and maintain Launch day-by-day build and overview plan for associated programmes ensuring consistency and agreement with PD, Programme, Quality, L&C, Marketing, Production etc.
 Support the NML Manager, working with Programmes Office, Quality, Production, PD, Man Eng etc in planning pre-production build phases for programmes ensuring that build phases, resource requirements and launch ramp-up profiles are achievable and meet the defined launch targets.
 Lead associated programme pre-production builds using Launch Processes, including parts layout and sign off.
 Facilitate remaining deliverables to ensure the pre-production phases are successful (BOM activity, equipment & tooling, logistics methods etc) for both line and pilot builds.
 Drive and support Job#1 timing.
 Support RIS (Rework Instruction Sheet) database and appropriate updates to saleable units as required prior to sale date.
 Support the Launch Manager in the production of the launch brochure for pre-production builds.
 Support other Launch activities as required.

DEU activity
 Planning and management of DEU diaries, vehicles and activities.

Virtual build
 Support preparation of virtual build activity.
 Co-ordinate virtual build activities from a Launch perspective to drive early identification of concerns.
 Facilitate the analysis of data and feed into the virtual verification process.

Launch development and standardisation
 Support the Launch Manager in the development and standardisation of the Launch process through the creation and implementation of LQOS.
 Work towards meeting the standard scorecard metrics and drive departmental improvement through best practice.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
 Engineering degree or equivalent qualification desirable.
 Previous programme or project management experience essential.
 Experience of working within the automotive industry preferable.
 Previous experience of Launch would be desirable.
 Must have broad engineering and manufacturing knowledge.
 Finance awareness preferable.
 Understanding of systems and controls desirable.
 Must be computer literate using Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Word.
 Good communication and presentation skills essential.
 Good inter-personal skills.
 Able to work across several departments.
 Able to work with and motivate a team.
 Have a Logical problem solving mindset.
 A proven ability to meet deadlines.
 The role may require the individual to be flexible with working hours depending on launch build phases.
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