Manager - Body Development

Salary: £45,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27683-ms

Expiration date: 12 October 2017


Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is to provide materials, project management and development services to body engineering design and release functions and overall vehicle PQ attribute management.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Responsible for the development of vehicle sensory PQ processes, personnel and attribute delivery.
  • Support the development of new materials.
  • Support material selection, target generation, specifications to ensure robust engineering performance for all body related attributes in all real world applications of our products.
  • Manage and develop body engineering test facilities for materials and body development.
  • Support, where appropriate, materials testing and issue investigation across other departments – TVM, quality etc.
  • Responsible for the execution of all materials & body development testing and DV progression.
  • Line management of body project leaders, materials team leader, body development team leader, PQ team leader, DVP engineer and body engineering administrator.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Significant experience in the company’s systems & processes
  • Experience of PQ processes
  • Experience of materials selection, testing, process development
  • Experience of body development attribute management
  • Experience of body development and materials laboratory facilities management
  • Strong people management skills
  • Able to lead strategic planning processes
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Expert in MS Excel / Powerpoint
  • Understanding of financial management principles
  • Working knowledge of AMPCS
  • Working knowledge of Aesthetica PQ software / Showcase
  • Understanding of body mechanisms and closures durability
  • Understanding of new materials technology development & testing