New Model Launch Leader

West Midlands
£40000 - £43000 per annum
03 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
Abbie Awdas
Contract Type
Full Time
Programme Management
• To create and follow the New Model Launch Master Plan for new vehicle programmes
• Represent Launch in Gateways and feedback status from Programme kick off through the development phases, pre-production stages, Job#1 and on to handover.
• Lead concern wash-ups and support PST for new model programmes
• Present the programme launch status at start-ups, PST’s, Gateways and Launch Control meetings
• Maintain the programme visual controls, 12 panel charts etc to visualise programme status
Build planning and facilitation
• Create and maintain Launch day-by-day build and overview plan for associated programmes ensuring consistency and agreement with PD, Programme, Quality, L&C, Marketing, Production etc
• Support the NML Manager, working with Programme Office, Quality, Production, PD, Man Eng etc in planning pre-production build phases for programmes ensuring that build phases, resource requirements and launch ramp-up profiles are achievable and meet the defined launch targets.
• Lead associated programme pre-production builds using Launch Processes, including parts layout and sign off.
• Facilitate remaining deliverables to ensure the pre-production phases are successful (BOM activity, equipment & tooling, logistics methods etc) for both line and pilot builds.
• Drive and support Job#1 timing.
• Support other Launch activities as required

Concern Management
• Drive the identification, containment and resolution of concerns found during build phases.
• Manage the containments through the pre-production builds and into Job#1, using containment trackers, concern board etc to promote and protect vehicle quality
• Responsible for non-PD eCMS concern status, driving to completion by next build phase and at Job 1+90 handover
• Lead cross functional teams to resolve issues through the pre-launch build phases.
• Set-up, monitor and where appropriate lead sub system cross functional teams.

Launch development and standardisation
• Support the Launch Manager in the development and standardisation of the Launch process through the creation and implementation of WIS
• Work towards meeting the standard scorecard metrics and drive departmental improvement through best practice.

Qualifications & Experience

• Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
• Programme or project management experience
• Automotive experience
• Launch experience
• Broad Engineering and manufacturing knowledge
• Finance awareness
• Understanding of systems and controls
• Computer literacy – Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
• Communication and presentation skills
• Good inter-personal skills
• Able to work across several departments
• Able to work with and motivate a team
• Logical problem solving mind-set
• Proven ability to meet deadlines
• The role may require the individual to be flexible with working hours depending on launch build phases.

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