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  • Job reference: RMS0174124

Specialist Engineer - 31724

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/12/2016
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/01/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

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:
The Opportunity To support the delivery of Material Cost Reduction (MCR) targets through the deployment of Team Value Management process, idea generation and large scale platform cost saving opportunities (MegaProjects). Excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a wide variety of company departments including Purchasing, Marketing, Design, Manufacturing and Product Engineering across the whole vehicle, through the engagement of key stakeholders, to seamlessly drive a large number of cost saving design actions in to individual vehicle lines. Key Performance Indicators: Creation of individual vehicle line cost reduction route maps through idea generation & use of the TVM tool set. Delivery of annual design TVM business plan targets (£ per unit & £ millions) Contribution to new model programme cost target delivery.

Key Interactions: Departments to include Product Engineering, Cost Engineering, Purchasing, MP&L, Quality, Manufacturing, Finance, Marketing and Design. Working at all levels including Production Operators, Engineers, Managers and Directors.

3 KEY SILLS REQUIRED:
1)Proven project management skills, including support for product development and purchasing projects.
2)Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues to leverage knowledge and experience.
3)Tenacity and steadfastness to follow through and complete delivery, using initiative to find solutions.

Skills Preferred: Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: Project Management of Material Cost Reduction tasks on all current vehicles within a Brand or Platform, and support of programme teams, delivery of future product cost targets. Lead and organise vehicle specific idea generation events to identify margin improvement opportunities, (cost down, revenue up) Manage resultant Design Cost Reduction actions through to implementation working with Vehicle Line Director's, Chief Programme Engineer's, Programme Teams, Plant PVT & Logistics teams and Product Engineering plus the wider business to deliver vehicle line business plan cost reduction targets. Report vehicle line material costs (design and non-design) status. When progressing ideas, co-ordinate resolution of technical, design, cross functional and financial issues for all projects no matter what the size. Secure and manage Project funding accordingly. Develop and maintain linkages to Vehicle Programme teams and Programme activities. Development of major project proposals, engaging in cross functional project management and liaison with core Programme teams.

Experience Required: Project Management Automotive Product Creation System & Engineering Change Processes Product Engineering Plant and New Model Launch Process Ability to lead multi-functional teams in the delivery of projects Good organisation & attention to detail Ability to prioritise. Motivate team to robustly deliver TVM projects at the earliest opportunity Lowest Total Cost Mindset Engineering Qualification. Degree educated or equivalent"

Additional Information : Personal Profile Essential: Able to build good relationships and has excellent influencing and negotiation skills. Resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs. Able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style. An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along. Desirable: Brings passion, drives closure and overcomes obstacles in an empathetic and thoughtful way A sophisticated communicator who is able to challenge constructively and communicate complex ideas in business language Although primary location is Gaydon the role may require travel between all sites (Whitley / Castle Bromwich / Solihull / Halewood/Wolverhampton)

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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