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Project Engineer - Engineering/TVM - 23466

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/07/2013
  • Time left:
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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:
Position Description:
- 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 & 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.

Skills Required:
- 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.
- Valid UK driving licence.
- Robust understanding of TVM / Lean work streams and an understanding of total cost engineering.

Skills Preferred:
- 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.

Experience Required:
- 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 generation activities.
- A good general knowledge of vehicle / component design and / or manufacture.

Experience Preferred:
- 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.

Education Required:
- HND or Degree.
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