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  • Job reference: RMS0115772

Project Engineer - TVM - 23041

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/09/2012
  • 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:
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.

Although primary location is Gaydon the role may require travel between all sites (Whitley / Castle Bromwich / Solihull / Halewood) This is a 40 hour a week contract with a 3:30pm finish on a Friday.

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.
- Valid UK driving licence.
- Robust understanding of TVM / Lean work streams and an understanding of total cost engineering.
- Proven project management skills, including support for product development and purchasing projects.
- 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 vehi

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- 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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