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TVM Engineer - Finance

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/02/2014
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
The role exists to identify and implement engineering cost reduction opportunities on current vehicles. The role is diverse and would suit a candidate with a desire to broaden their knowledge of a variety of commodities as well as develop their commercial skills. The role requires someone with engineering expertise, project management and some commercial experience.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Product development and project management of multiple engineering initiatives, with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the bought out component / assembly.
To pick up, manage and deliver existing cost reduction engineering changes.
To design, develop and investigate new engineering lead cost reduction proposals - Identification of new VA/VE ideas through supplier based workshops, leading teardown events, benchmarking and internal consultation.
Manage projects within a cross functional team including PD, Purchasing, Quality and Cost Estimating departments.
Develop, manage and present detailed timing plans to agreed deadlines.
Agree and execute appropriate DFMEA and DVP requirements for all projects involving significant design change.
Responsible for a wide variety of components, so ability to transfer knowledge and experience to a new challenge is essential.
Introduction of engineering change onto current car, following standard process of line trial prior to production release.
Contribute to commercial & design roadmap reviews with management team, ensuring latest status is reported.
Maintain effective internal & external communication with other departments & suppliers.
Represent the department at periodic presentations to Directors, Chief Engineers and senior managers

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of Powertrain and Chassis systems and components is required.
Experience with PPAP/SPAP.
Educated to Engineering Degree level or equivalent.
5 years plus experience within automotive product development, ideally with responsibility for a range of components.
Good general commercial awareness, ideally with some negotiating experience.
Self-motivated, with ability to motivate others to achieve personal objectives.
Passionate about continuous improvement, especially in context of cost reduction and personal development.
Good general knowledge of vehicle / component design and manufacture, inc DFMEA’s, PFMEA’s.
Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques desirable.
Experienced user of Microsoft Office.
Awareness of latest manufacturing processes / techniques for a variety of materials and designs.
The successful candidate must be a team player and be able to work closely within a small team.
Confident communicator with ability to present
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