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Technical Analyst - Product Development - 35638

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/06/2012
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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:
- This role is to manage and improve Design & Development spend.
- To develop a process to improve the management of Prototype spend and to improve the alignment between the PD Factory and Programme teams on engineering spend.
- PD Factory Management Resource planning is an independent department supporting management of Engineering spend: Resource, D&D and Prototype.
- Through provision and maintenance of accurate data including historical, synthetics (future) and actuals in relevant currency.
- Reporting to the PD Resource Planning Manager responsibilities include:- For D&D Spend: Provide predictions to support the Business Planning process in line with agreed cycle plan iterations at a consolidated PD level
- Develop and maintain Fiscal Year Original Budget allocation by Programme and CoC
- Ensure compliance with agreed Change Management protocols and lead resolution of identified non compliances
- Facilitate the monthly approvals process. Identifying submissions requiring Senior Manager explanation, reporting of actual and forecast Vs budget and Policy Non Compliance
- Administer Budgets for vehicle programmes
- Ownership of the D&D Process in support of related process improvement projects such as TFLE Synthetics and ePAS/PDL response Quality & Alignment
- Facilitate the D&D Workstream contribution to PD Transformation including the PD Facilitators and the D&D Governance Meetings
- Facilitate process and IT development in line with BSAP prioritization and ensure appropriate application of SiPPE Project management processes For Prototype Spend: Develop a process with VE to improve the management of Prototype spend including: Future planning, synthetics, Programme spend, Programme Agreement Sheets PD Factory and Programme team management of engineering spend
- Drive improved alignment between the PD factory and Programme teams

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Able to lead the resolution of business and process issues within a multi functional Project Team environment ideally qualified to degree level
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills with self confidence and the ability to work with minimum supervision
- Ability to form effective working relationships across functions and levels
- A passion for ""process excellence"" and the ability to translate scorecard targets into discrete deliverable Projects
- Ability to focus process improvement activity to deliver hard financial benefits Technical skills/experience
- Management of budgets involving significant levels of tension and competing requirements
- Project Management including the optimisation of quality, cost and timing
- Competent in Excel (High), Google, Powerpoint (Med) and Microsoft Project (Desirable)
- Working knowledge of the Product Creation Process (GPDS) and the drivers of investment cost
- The role will require regular inter-site travel theref
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