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  • Job reference: RMS0144698

Technical Manager - BIW

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/10/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/11/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Scope
Provides technical strategic leadership, in depth technical knowledge and guidance, to support and ensure achievement of business objectives and technical development, delivering on time and within budget

Key Responsibilities
1. Accountable for deliverables to a specified time frame, quality and cost
Ability to demonstrate deliverables status at any time with Key Performance Indicators
Manage workload on a daily basis and respond to both long term and short term task requests
Responsible for leading prompt concern resolution on existing processes, the coordination of resource, and ability to provide containment solutions when necessary
Manage any outsourced work in the same technical area, including supplier management
Manage budgetary requirements to meet KPI objectives

2. Developing and maintaining specialist technical and business knowledge and capability, to ensure appropriate technical direction is provided
Propose process and method improvements to develop departmental capability
Ability to lead on technical direction working with other departments / Engineers
Provide technical direction to other feature owners
Provide technical input into concepts for future development
Committed to own continuous professional development

3. Accountable for developing and Influencing the strategic technical direction within specialist area
Demonstrate a broad awareness of process and operational requirements within the area
Responsible for the delivery of attribute targets
Support and provide technical know-how in relation to product planning
Advise management of strategic opportunities in areas of technical expertise
Develop and gain agreement for the strategic technical direction / Technical roadmaps within specialist area
Keep up to date with industry innovations and relevant Group technical roadmap deployment

4. Maintain effective communication Internally and within the Group
Responsibility to ensure factual and effective communication is provided at all levels, including within all cross-functional working teams
Participation and effective representation of function / Company in appropriate technical meetings
Responsible for the collation and presentation of relevant data in order to consult and lead functional / cross-functional meetings
Transparent issue escalation to senior management, accountable for identifying and escalating issues and risks to senior management
Develop relationships with counterparts in appropriate internal functions and Group organisations, and provide relevant guidance to suppliers
Make recommendations and effective presentations to the business in area of technical specialism, with the ability to explain and break down technical detail / direction

5. Technical specialist knowledge specific to role
Responsible for the technical engineering of the BIW design
Responsible for integrating manufacturing feasibility, press feasibility and all package requirements into the BIW design
Responsible for managing and leading external suppliers to deliver all BIW technical solutions


Qualifications
Has demonstrable knowledge applicable to the technology areas in a relevant Engineering discipline to a degree level or equivalent

Preferably Chartered Engineer, or with a desire to achieve / currently working towards Chartered status

Proficiency in German language would be an advantage

Previous Experience
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Appropriate experience working in the Automotive Industry or related industries
Experience of process from launch to production
Strong influencing skills and communication, with a commitment to building positive relationships with other functions, and Group as an outward facing expert
Ability to share technical knowledge effectively with others, coach and guide as appropriate
Demonstrable experience of process improvement activities within the specific technology
Good business awareness and ability to make and influence strategic decisions within business context
Understanding and ability to demonstrate behaviours in line with the company People Framework

PRACTICAL & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

The cycle plan and competitor products
A proven knowledge of relevant departmental / Company systems and technical workings
Understanding and application of all required sign off legislative and environmental requirements
Demonstrable knowledge and application of Company problem solving tools and skills
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