Matchtech

Design Programme Manager

Recruiter
Location
West Midlands
Salary
£50000 - £60000 per annum + can be offered on a contract basis
Posted
28 Feb 2017
Closes
28 Mar 2017
Ref
EMP383685
Contact
Abbie Awdas
Sector
Automotive
Discipline
Mechanical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Management 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.

• 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.
• Manage timing and support delivery of Showcars.

Experience Needed

• 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.

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