Launch Controller

West Midlands
£40000 - £43000 per annum
23 Feb 2017
23 Mar 2017
Abbie Awdas
Contract Type
Full Time
Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real. The purpose of this role is to supervise within Material Planning and Logistics the successful introduction of all new model programmes and engineering changes whilst ensuring there is no disruption to the business.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

* Ensure MP&L are ready for new model launch dates, including build phases, Mission gateway reviews and other milestones.
* • Ensure the smooth transition of future model engineering changes into the business.
* • Accountable for projecting future model obsolescent material risk and then putting actions in place to minimise this.
* • Accountable for managing a team of 4+ direct reports.
* • Represent MP&L in all launch related meetings, ensuring all relevant parties are informed of any concerns raised and action is taken. Work with the New Model Launch Team to track build status and ensuring the correct parts are available to support the build programme.
* • Develop and report out on metrics to show the progress of launch parts into the business.
* • Co-ordinate the running of regular Open to Go meetings to identify issues and remove roadblocks to pre-production parts supply and Engineering changes.
* • To co-ordinate production parts issues between MP&L Material Planners and Purchasing to ensure the correct parts are supplied for the correct build phase.

Qualifications & Experience

Experience in new model launch introductions and engineering change is highly desirable.

• Experience of supervision and people processes is highly desirable.

• An awareness of Aston Martin Product Creation System / Mission would be an advantage.

• Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, together with the ability to work accurately and efficiently, taking resourceful action during periods of considerable pressure.

• Must be comfortable engaging at all levels of the organisation.

• Computer Literate essential, Microsoft Excel essential.

• Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable.

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