Data Coordinator - Total Delivered Cost

Salary: 33,000-36,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28380dm

Expiration date: 10 February 2017

The role exists to assist with identifying and implementing engineering cost reduction opportunities on all Aston Martin Products. It is a diverse role and would suit a candidate with a desire to broaden their knowledge of a variety of commodities as well as develop their commercial skills. The aim is to co-ordinate activities that will help achieve the yearly Total Cost Optimisation target and the set flow through target.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Project management of multiple engineering initiatives, with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the bought-out component / assembly.
  • Assist with communication of Total Cost Optimisation initiatives to the wider business
  • Coordinate all Total Cost Optimisation ideas from creation to implementation
  • Evaluate all ideas entered the Total Cost Optimisation IT system
  • Collation of information from Total Cost Optimisation champions, and assist with creation of business cases and presentations for all potential cost saving solutions.
  • Escalate any issues to Manager Level as soon as possible to ensure rapid resolution and progression.
  • Organisation of product convention events across the business.
  • Develop, manage and present detailed timing plans to agreed deadlines.
  • Maintain effective internal & external communication with other departments & suppliers.
  • Represent the department at periodic presentations to Directors, Chief Engineers and senior managers.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and experience to a new challenge is essential.

Qualifications & Experience

  • The successful candidate must have great interpersonal skills, be a team player and be able to work closely within a small team.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Confident communicator with ability to present at senior levels of the organisation.
  • Self-motivated, with ability to motivate others to achieve personal objectives
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, especially in context of cost reduction and personal development.
  • Knowledge of the business at functional and director level
  • The role requires someone with project management and some commercial experience, ideally with some negotiating experience.
  • General knowledge of vehicle / component design and manufacture
  • Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques desirable.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office.