Programme Leader - Special Projects

Salary: £40,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27285-aj

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is to work in close cooperation with the Senior Programme Manager to lead and deliver robust definition, planning and delivery of vehicle programmes on the AMR line.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Coordination of Programme Gateways, tracking status of deliverables and collating Gateway evidence packs for advance distribution.
  • Monitor and progress resolution of actions from the PST meeting.
  • Manage the creation of programme SEL and PDL documents as directed by the Senior Programme Manager and ensure product definition documents (PMXU) are up to date.
  • Manage the collation and reporting to the Senior Programme Manager of the SEL and PDL responses.
  • Work with PMT areas and the Programme Coordinator to develop commodity plans that deliver releases at the appropriate Data Judgement (DJ) point and correct pedigree parts for vehicle builds.
  • Identify and plan release points outside of DJ events and create an appropriate Engineering Timing Release Schedule (ETRS).
  • Monitor commodity plans and act on deviations to establish and recommend appropriate recovery actions.
  • Assist in target setting/balancing and management of cost, quality timing and function.
  • Lead BOM to CAD alignment exercise and Virtual Series events as primary point of contact for Programme.
  • Identify the required information to define the overall programme timing plan, integrating commodity plans, launch plans and build points and support the Programme coordinator to collate a robust level of information.
  • Support programme cost reviews, redbook deep dives, cost down / cost saving activities.
  • Manage concern resolution including administration of the Company’s change management system (regular reviews), concern metrics and reporting. Review with the Senior Programme Manager and escalate as appropriate.
  • Support PMT / PMST meetings as required acting as the voice of the Programme.
  • Work with the relevant departments to plan and execute prototype builds including number of vehicles, specification, BOM, and prototype commodity plans to ensure builds are fit for purpose.
  • Lead minor model programmes including financial and delivery responsibility.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or extensive relevant experience.
  • 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 PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Confident and authoritative presentation skills.