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Project Engineer - Development - 24761

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/08/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
A TVM Engineer is required to co-ordinate cross-functional teams to identify / develop and deliver material cost reduction actions with minimum supervision, ensuring all areas of the business are fully integrated with the change. You will lead the development of engineering and purchasing actions, in conjunction with our suppliers, with the specific aim of reducing the cost of components / assemblies, whilst ensuring cost reduction actions progress to plan. You will need to liaise with Plant Logistics and Manufacturing to ensure TVM actions are promptly timed and implemented with minimal effect to production. To support delivery of the business plan targets the key deliverables are: Facilitate Design and Non Design idea generation events and generation of specific commodity cost gap analysis. Project manage the TVM team in managing value and cost for a range of commodities through such tools as; Feature/Function Cost Benchmarking, Value Stream Mapping and special projects. Project manage commodity teams within Purchase, Engineering and Cost Estimating functions, to help manage existing projects and generate new opportunities through the organisation and promotion of various value management activities. Lead and project manage cross functional teams to develop and deliver commodity plans and/or design actions with minimum supervision, ensuring all areas of the business are fully integrated with the change. Manage the Purchase commercial gap database to support the update of the purchase performance system. Develop engineering solutions with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the component / assembly. Compile data & presentation material for Vehicle Line Business Reviews / CBP / CoC Reviews / Product Design Reviews. Develop project business cases with P.D. / Purchase / Programme / Finance and manage through to funding approval.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues to leverage knowledge and experience.
A good level of data analysis and interpretation.
Fully computer literate including MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Project.
Tenacity and steadfastness to follow through and complete delivery, using initiative to find solutions.
A confident communicator with the ability to present at all levels within the organisation.

You will need to possess proven project management skills, including support for product development and purchasing projects. You will be able to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels within the organisation.
As well as holding a good level of data analysis and interpretation, you will also possess an understanding of TVM / Lean work streams and total cost engineering.
Good business acumen and knowledge of finance analysis.
Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques inc. commodity cost benchmarking or idea g

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Conduct supplier based workshops, design ideas generation events, benchmarking and internal consultation to generate cost and revenue opportunities. Represent the department at periodic presentations to Senior Management inc the CEO.
A level of negotiation skills
Familiarity with the change management processes, (PACN, WERS, CMM, CIM, MTC) and New Model and MY programme process.
Practical experience of deploying Value Analysis / Value Engineering toolsets
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