Design Programme Leader

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27290-gs

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is control of Design internal program activity, representation to external functions - reporting and informing to Design Managers/functional leads within Design Studio - supporting delivery of robust and detailed evidence based timing plans, tracking of programme deliverables/metrics down to part level to ensure delivery of programmes to target, representation of Design at all program related reviews.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Manage and track Design’s programme deliverables and ensure all deliverables are met in line with the departments and programmes targets.
  • Internal Design resource and timing planning – Work with all internal Design functions to develop detailed commodity plans that deliver releases at the appropriate points based on clear, communicated and robust timing plans.
  • Manage the integration of design internal functions to ensure programmes are delivered in the most efficient manner within the studio.
  • Ownership, leadership and management of Design delivery processes and procedures. Initiate improvements to processes to gain product quality, efficiency and timing improvements.
  • Be able to represent Design strongly and effectively in gateway/programme related meetings/ reviews.
  • Organisation of internal Design reviews offering clear communication and distribution of relevant material within the studio.
  • Coordination of Design responses to Programme Gateways, SEL’s, PDL’s etc, ensuring clear communication of the programmes requirements to the studio and vice versa.
  • Report back into design functions based on external interaction/ requests/ feedback
  • Work with Programme team, Functional Engineering teams, Marketing and other functions to ensure target setting, compatibility and delivery is robust.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Manage timing and support delivery of Showcars.
  • Previous automotive experience at OEM or supplier.
  • Degree or equivalent.
  • Significant experience of complex planning and timing activities.
  • Logical, objective approach to planning and problem solving.
  • Broad design/programme process knowledge.
  • Experience of MISSION/AMPCS principles preferred.