Programme Manager - Legacy

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27275-ms

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is to manage and control all programme aspects for Legacy Vehicle Line Special Projects – small series and concept car projects. Working with Special Projects VEM, PMT Leaders and Engineers, liaising with mainstream departments - Quality, Service, Supply, Launch, Manufacturing, Marketing and Design to deliver robust products to Quality, Cost and Delivery Targets.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Overall ownership, leadership and management of Special Projects delivery processes and procedures and initiate improvements to gain product quality, efficiency and timing.
  • Financial definition, target, maintenance and responsibility.
  • Lead and manage functional areas to achieve on time delivery of Engineering releases (ETRS) to support programme build requirements.
  • Working with the QAO Senior Programme Manager, Chief Engineer, Finance, Design and Marketing department to establish and manage product definition and programme assumptions.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and publication of SELs and PDLs.
  • Ensure BoM structure and content is aligned to product definition, robust and available to support programme requirements.
  • Lead and manage the escalation of issues through the Change control process.
  • Responsible for scheduling and lead management of Gateway and Senior Management reviews including recommending Gateway readiness.
  • Ensure all identified deliverables are understood by relevant owners and then manage issues and conflict to achieve for each program milestone within the Mission process.
  • Manage the delivery of systems and components to support any prototype build requirements.
  • Lead project resource management ensuring all activities are adequately supported to deliver the Programme.
  • Deliver concern status targets and lead the review of resulting resolution actions and ensure the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Deliver robust and transparent programme metrics – appropriate to programme scale - to demonstrate programme control and a clear understanding of any issues.
  • Create and manage the Vehicle Programme Plan (VPP).
  • Support the Programme Steering Team (PST) to manage Programme delivery work streams. Escalate issues to Special Projects Senior Manager.
  • Work with VEM and PMT’s to ensure delivery of technical solutions to satisfy all programme requirements.
  • Support the development and demonstration of targets against vehicle attributes in conjunction with the Special Projects Senior Programme Manager, Chief Engineer, VEM and PMT Leaders.
  • Manage the programme change management processes including concerns, containments and releases.
  • Manage a direct reporting structure of supporting programme team members as appropriate to scale of project.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience working in a leadership role within Programme Management.
  • Whole vehicle or complex system programme coordination / management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of product development / creation systems.
  • Experience in component design, development and sign off.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly Project, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Confident giving presentations.