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Programme Leader

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/03/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a leading automotive manufacturer of luxury vehicles 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 main purpose to this role is to work in close co-operation with the Programme Manager to lead and deliver robust definition, planning and delivery of vehicle programmes, your key responsibilities will be:

• Co-ordination of Programme Gateways, tracking status of deliverables and collating Gateway evidence packs for advance distribution.
• Monitor and progress resolution of actions from the project support team meeting.
• Create programme documents as directed by the Programme Manager and maintain day to day product definition documents
• Collate and report to the Programme Manager SEL and PDL responses.
• Work with project management team areas and the Programme Co-ordinator to develop commodity plans that deliver releases at the appropriate data judgement point and correct pedigree parts for vehicle builds.
• Identify and plan release points outside of data judgement events and create an appropriate engineering timing release schedule
• Monitor commodity plans and act on deviations to establish and recommend appropriate recovery actions.
• Assist in target setting/balancing and management of cost, quality timing and function.
• Lead BOM to CAD alignment exercise and virtual series events as primary point of contact for programme.
• Create and define the overall programme timing plan integrating commodity plans, launch plans and build points.
• Support programme cost reviews, redbook deep dives, cost down / cost saving activities.
• Manage concern resolution including administration of change management system (regular reviews), concern metrics and reporting. Review with the Programme Manager and escalate to the Chief Platform Manager as appropriate.
• Act as stand-in for the Programme Manager when required.
• Support project management team / project management support team meetings as required acting as the voice of the Programme.
• Work with the relevant departments to plan and execute prototype builds including number of vehicles, specification, BOM, and prototype commodity plans to ensure builds are fit for purpose.
• Lead minor model programmes including financial and delivery responsibility.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
• Whole vehicle or complex system programme co-ordination / management experience.
• Extensive knowledge of product development / creation systems.
• Experience in component design, development and sign off.
• Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
• Confident and authoritative presentation skills.
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