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  • Job reference: RMS0107378

Project Manager - Product Development - 22331

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/06/2012
  • 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:
Vehicle Line Business Review (VLBR) Business Planner for D7u & L322 Programme Management Team.
- Lead VLBR projects (contritbution margin improvement) - managing workstreams and delivery of opportunities
- Ensure robust timely & quality delivery of any tactical product actions including resolving any technical delivery issues with VEM/CPE
- Input objective vehicle line data to support technology cycle plan and commodity systems strategy
- Understand commercial challenges and integrate VFM/TVM and other cost reduction opportunities into vehicle line activities and plans
- Work with all functions to drive collation of key data for analysis and identifying areas of opportunities
- Provide and collate material for Vehicle Line Director (VLD) presentations
- Manage agenda and actions from VLBR L3 and L2 meetings
- Plan Margin Improvement and material cost reduction events with TVM
- Analyse OXO for potential feature line-up opportunities

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Good at building relationships and an excellent communicator.
- Able to persuade and influence people to do the right thing.
- Excellent organisation and planning skills.
- Tenacity and steadfastness to follow through and complete delivery.
- Motivated self starter who will go the extra mile to complete tasks on time, and use initiative to find solutions.
- Able to demonstrate the ability to lead the resolution of business and process issues Good financial skills - understanding of Income Statements, fixed and variable costs IT Skills - competent user of MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint, an aptitude to learn and apply new systems & processes.
- Hold a current Driving License - travel across sites will be required
- Project delivery using a Product Development System (ideally PCS) is preferred, however, experience of project and/ or supplier management, meeting demanding timescales, maintaining budget control and achieving cost-effective delivery is considered a minimum requir

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Understanding of product programme financial principles, company income statement and how to maximize returns to the business.
- A good working knowledge of Change Control, Product Definition, and Change Management processes is desireable, and in addition, IT Skills - googlemail , and Ford systems knowledge of WERS, ALERTS, AIMS, Integrator, etc
- Application of PACN/ Integrator/PDL Dots.
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