Engineering Manager

Ref No. EMP409091
Location Alfreton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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The Job

The main objective for the Engineering Manager is :

  • To lead and manage the Engineering Team
  • To lead and manage Development activitities to gain new business awards
  • To lead and manage Launch milestones to achieve 100% on time launch

To lead and manage ECR process


  • Lead interface with Operations and Quality internally
  • Lead Development meeting to ensure team are focused on the correct priorities to gain new business awards
  • Allocate resource and budget to each program at Team Feasibility sign off
  • Define Product Strategy by program incorporating Product Architecture
  • Track and hold the team accountable for hitting key Launch milestones such as Design Freeze, Color, Test, QR approval - 100% on time launch including PPAP
  • Track ECR projects and ensure feasibility
  • Ensure documentation is updated and organized for all programs following the Development Process Flow
  • Escalate issues with urgency to the cross functional team

Upgrade talent and increase bench strength


  • +10 years experience in management positions in automotive industry (textile knowledge not required)
  • Excellent Management and Leadership skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment and help drive results
  • Ability to build, manage, develop and motivate a team
  • Strong Program Management skills
  • Excellent Time Management and Organisation
  • Strong Delegator
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Assertiveness with an ability to say no and push back on non value add tasks
  • Work Smarter not Harder mindset
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel,
  • Work to a high level of accuracy with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to convey concepts and visions to a wide range of audiences
  • Position requires some global travel as required
  • Reduce waste/scrap and increase the number of right first time trials
  • Launches should be at plant target % for quality


  • Ensure Trials plan is issued weekly and adhered to daily
  • Reduce Lead time on trials to give Customers the optimum service
  • Ensure On time delivery of samples >95%
  • Manage inventory of face, lam, yarn, foam, backings to the agreed level
  • Decrease workload and increase efficiency for team via elimination of non-value add activities and knocking down barriers to success


  • Stream line systems to eliminate non-value add activities


  • TSR sign off meeting
  • Team Feasibility meeting
  • Barometer review and report actions plan to improve
  • Planning (re-plan misses, OTD)
  • LPMP engineering actions are updated
  • QR raising and processing on track
  • Cost BOMs complete <48 hours


  • Dev meeting chair
  • Launch meeting chair
  • ECR meeting chair
  • Planning/OTD meeting
  • P Saves track
  • Inventory control


  • Metrics report
  • Monthly report
  • DFMEA review with Technical Manager
  • Lessons Learned feedback to DFMEA


Talking Points (personal development review) for all direct reports

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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