Matchtech

Senior Manager- Product Creation Process

Recruiter
Location
West Midlands
Salary
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
06 Apr 2017
Ref
EMP382442
Contact
Abbie Awdas
Sector
Automotive
Discipline
Mechanical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Key focus will be on the development and implementation of cross-functional tools, processes and structure that will reduce the amount of time and investment required to deliver a new programme whilst meeting or exceeding the programme and product targets.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

• Identification of waste and rework in all areas of the product creation process
• Capturing the financial impact of these inefficiencies
• The development and implementation of cross-functional tools, processes and structure that will reduce the amount of time and investment required to deliver a new programme whilst meeting or exceeding the programme and product targets
• Capturing and demonstrating the financial benefit of the proposed changes
• Ensure all identified Gateway and Checkpoint deliverables are understood by relevant stakeholders for each milestone within the AML MISSION process and that templates are in place to support them
• Responsible for the schedule and agenda of all programme Gateways and judge that they are delivered to the process requirements
• Deliver key business metrics relating to the product creation process including but not limited to:
- Resource plans vs actual status relating to programmes
- Change management (Concerns and Releases) status
- ETRS plan and status for each build
- BoM status
• Coordinate the delivery and publishing of metrics from a variety of other functions into a clean programme dashboard including but not limited to:
- Parts availability and pedigree
- CAD Data Levels status and glidepath
- Surface releasing
- System selection and sourcing
- Programme financial status
• Ensure BoM structure and content is aligned to product definition, robust and available to support programme requirements in conjunction with the Programme Management team
• Ensure the release process runs effectively within the required timescale
• Ensure the MFAL and CFAL systems are aligned to product content, territories and options as defined in programme PDLs
• Confirm alignment of the Programme Management Office’s procedures and practises with the requirements of the Company’s quality standards

Qualifications & Experience

• Degree qualified or exceptional equivalent experience
• MBA desirable
• Extensive experience of Product Creation in either OEM or consultancy
• Specific automotive product creation experience
• Business process improvement experience in a product creation environment
• Attention to detail
• Decision making
• Coordination of x-functional teams
• Team leadership
• Conflict resolution
• Presentation skills
• Data manipulation
• Self confident
• Enthusiastic – can motivate team
• Passionate about the product and programme delivery
• Resilient to changes in direction
• Strong leadership qualities

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