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Project Manager - Body Engineering
Role is Project Manager within Body Engineering, working with a major automotive client
The department has complete responsibility for the design and development of all Interior and Exterior systems from concept design through to volume production. With an increasing emphasis on virtual development techniques the department utilises advanced CAD and CAE to support the product development process.
A role within Body Engineering involves working with a wide range of materials and construction techniques, challenging functional and cost targets and significant liaison with all internal areas of our business as well as external component and system suppliers.
As a Module Leader, you'll be the lead project interface between the Lids CoC Design & Development Groups and Body Engineering Program Team.
You will be responsible to ensure CoC strategy is implemented to vehicle line programmes. Delivery commodities requirements are on time, to quality, from PS to Job1, with respect to product cost targets within vehicle programmes.
Significant experience of team leadership, management and development significant experience of working in the automotive or manufacturing industry
Significant experience of process improvement and optimisation
Experience of solving technical problems through structured problem solving e.g. 6 Sigma Significant experience of product development process
Results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance, an individual who is able to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment
Strategic and operational, an individual who can set the strategic direction, but who can also work in the detail
A sophisticated communicator who is able to challenge constructively and communicate complex ideas in business language
Able to deliver major projects in addition to developing strategies, the individual will be required to deliver initiative with the support of the module team
Delivery system and components to PCDS gateway requirements.
Ensure CoC strategy is implemented to vehicle line programmes Lead the supporting teams (Lead Engineers and CAD) as the project focus on all aspects of launch delivery Monitor and direct the system delivery, including cost, weight and D&D, to ensure successful project gateway compliance Report system delivery status at Senior level project reviews Manage parts procurement and change management to support all builds.
Maintain active control of project prototype expenditure and D&D budgets. Lead supporting team resources in the resolution of Body issues, this may include leading the solution of multi-functional problems involving e.g. NVH, Safety, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Supplier Technical Audit.
High drive, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision, good leadership and influencing skills.
Able to communicate confidently at all levels within the business and the supply base
Proven leadership and/or programme management expertise with a background gained within Automotive, Engineering or semi related sectors understanding of Body systems is desired Familiar with GPDS/PCDS, AIMs, eFDS/RMDV and Gateway disciplines
A proven track record in delivering results in both favourable and unfavourable conditions Developed and deployed extensive personal and professional networks Additional Information: Preferably holding a degree with 5 years Body Experience ideally in Programme delivery. The roles will be initially based at Gaydon and transitioning to plant in the launch phase of the specific programme.
You Must Have Current UK Work Authorisation To Apply For This Role
Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.
Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.
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