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  • Job reference: RMS0126348

Project Manager - Brakes Quality - 24499

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/09/2013
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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:
- Brakes Quality are responsible for resolving Brakes customer quality problems for all Company vehicles
- The work covers the definition, analysis, resolution, testing and the releasing and the team works closely with the other Brakes teams, PVT, Manufacturing, Service and Suppliers
- Identify and define Foundation Brakes and Controls quality problems using AWS, GQRS and other customer and technical info and analysis
- For agreed issues, lead the problem analysis, identification of potential solutions and testing/validation
- Co-ordinate and plan the implementation of solutions with release depts., the suppliers, manufacturing and/or Service
- Conduct brake refinement problem definition, testing and analysi
- Lead supplier quality improvement activities (e.g. QOS teams)
- Provide Foundation Brakes and Controls technical expertise/advice to VRTs, Manufacturing, Service, etc.
- Report project status at Quality reviews/forums

While the role is substantially Gaydon based, some mobility between the OEM and supplier sites between the Midlands and North West (Halewood manufacturing site) may be required from time to time.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Project Management Experience of the application of statistical analysis and problem solving methodologies Understanding of Automotive (Passenger Car or Commercial Vehicle) Chassis systems
- High drive, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision
- Good leadership and influencing skills
- Candidates must be committed, flexible and able to work under pressure
- Good PC skills and must be IT literate
- UK Full driving licence (or equivalent)
- Working with an Automotive OEM or large Tier 1 supplier in a product development role
- Project Management - with a strong track record of delivering complex multi-disciplinary projects under tight time pressure
- Formal education in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or a related discipline
- HNC / HND, Degree in Automotive Engineering

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience of the application of 6-Sigma and 8D methodologies
- Understanding of Automotive (Passenger Car or Commercial Vehicle) Braking systems
- Clean UK Full driving licence
- Substantial experience in an automotive engineering or development environment
- A working knowledge of Company engineering disciplines and understand and use key Company delivery systems (eFDVS, RMDV, WERS, AIMS, GPDS, PCS, APQP etc.)

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