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Manufacturing Engineer - Concept Planning - 20219

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Castle Bromwich
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/03/2012
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The Role:
• Act as central receiving area for all requests for product and volume change from each individual product business planning area.
• Prepare detail response documents and action plan to support the requirements of each request.
•Track and report active projects and deficiencies / deadlines. Programme Management
•Receive, analyse and distribute Programme Direction Letters (PDLs) for assessment by full team.
•Collate and review inputs from separate Technologies for accuracy, feasibility and content.
•Create consolidated document review inputs against overall manufacturing strategy, company objectives, manufacturing engineering scorecards: assess impact and initiate actions to resolve any conflicts.
•Investigate review with Finance and Product Launch then present project to Programme Manager for approval prior to release to requestor
•Track and report active projects and deficiencies / deadlines.
•Follow up strategic and/or feasibility issues with PDL content back to Programme Development (PD). Project Control
•Agree and document key metrics to be tracked during programmes.
•Put in place data sources and track programmes against metrics e.g. AIMS, launch budget, capital budget, Hrs/Car, Launch Quality Operating System etc.
•Prepare manufacture inputs for Financial reporting (SOMP)
•Manage Programme change (PACN) Process Global Product Development System (GPDS) implementation
•Develop deliverables into master schedule line items.
•Monitor given line items and drive completion.
•Feedback to technologies where responses need to be altered to take into account deliverable requirements. Additional Activities Work relating to the Manufacturing Business Office team operation
•Quality compliance (GIS, TS16949, ISO14001).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Skills, experience and qualifications
•Candidates should be self-motivated with sound leadership and communication skills. An understanding of Manufacturing processes combined with a Knowledge of Product and Launch Processes.
•Project Management skills, Business Acumen, Financial skills and a strong Analytical Capability
•Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and negotiate between conflicting business interests.
•Proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Ideally experienced in automotive manufacturing in the UK or abroad
•Preferably educated to degree level, Engineering qualification desirable

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Experience of working within PD or a manufacturing plant would be an advantage
•Engineering Degree, preferred but not essential
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